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Italian Language Placement Guide

Not sure which class you should take, Italian 1 or Italian 2?

If you have not taken an Italian course before and are not familiar with the basics of the language, you should enroll in Italian 1. If you have taken an Italian course before and you think you're ready for Italian 2, we suggest that you have a proficiency of at least 75% in the material below to be successful in this next level course.

  • Reading difficult sounds such as: c, g, gn, gl, sc, double consonants, h, a, e, i, o, u.
  • Greetings, formal and informal.
  • Understanding masculine and feminine nouns and how to recognize them.
  • Knowing how to translate A and AN.
  • Knowing how to translate THE.
  • Numbers from 1 to 10,000.
  • Ordinal numbers.
  • The days of the week.
  • The months of the year.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Colors
  • The verb to HAVE, conjugation of the present tense.
  • The verb to BE, conjugation of the present tense.
  • Nouns pertinent to the airport, the family, parts of the house, furniture, arriving at a hotel and requesting a room, getting around town.

The textbook used in Italian 1 and 2 is "Learn Italian the fast and fun way" by Marcel Danesi. The book is published by Barron’s. 

If you are still unsure, please contact Amy VanBoxel at amy.vanboxel@snc.edu or 920-676-3195 to set up a time to speak with an Italian instructor.