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Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Arturo is a fantastic teacher. His class is very interactive and allows you to practice your language skills while also learning new topics. My class is small, but all of us are on different skill levels, some of us could function in Italy on our own while some of us need much more help. Arturo is a great teacher because he teaches to all of us in a way that every skill level can understand. He's also ready to help so if you're ever confused about something he is there to support you. His class is funny, entertaining, and really makes my day so much better.
This course quickly covers Italian 110 and 120, then slows down to address the topics of Italian 230 and 240. This class is INTENSIVE! We have quizzes every Friday, and that sounds scarier than it really is! In this class, you will learn new vocabulary, subjunctive, historical past, future, as well as many other verb conjugations. I think my writing skills developed further and now I can converse on a faster level than I could before!
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It is very important that you think your Italian skills are strong enough to be in a class that is taught almost entirely in Italian. If you don't think you can keep up with it, this might not be the course for you. Italian 120 is the recommended prerequisite but if you struggled in that, definitely don't take 246. If you excelled or did pretty well and want to continue learning Italian, definitely take this! This class meets 3 days a week for 2 hours. It flies by, though! You can expect some reading on weekends, pulling out vocab words from the reading, and reviewing/learning verb conjugations and getting them down well! Never be afraid to ask for help! Don't be afraid to practice speaking! It's the only way to learn a new language!