Susanna Saurini has taught all levels of Italian classes at CU Boulder for many years. She currently teaches all levels of language classes and hybrid classes. Her classes are not only about learning the language and how to speak it correctly, she also conveys the culture and traditions through articles and readings, and she incorporates technology through videos, voice recordings and online discussions. Susanna Saurini is always looking for new ways to not only encourage and motivate students to better understand the language and culture, but also to make the learning experience enjoyable and rewarding.
ITAL 1010 - Beginning Italian 1
Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
The four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are progressively developed in a predominantly oral presentation. Grammatical concepts are explained and practiced through dialogues, written exercises, and conversations. The cultural focus is on the personal world and life of students. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1050.
ITAL 1020 - Beginning Italian 2
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
Continuation of ITAL 1010, with more difficult grammatical concepts explored. The cultural focus shifts to social and civic areas. Credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1050.
ITAL 1050 - Fast-Track Italian
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Two semesters of beginning Italian in one, for students who have studied other languages or have had previous exposure to Italian. Degree credit not granted for this course and ITAL 1010 or ITAL 1020.
ITAL 2120 - Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 2
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
Continuation of ITAL 2110. Some reading in Italian literature and culture with considerable practice in writing and speaking Italian. Fulfills the Graduate School language requirement for the Ph.D.