ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSE
Italian for Travel
This is a thematic language course, focused on the vocabulary helpful for traveling in Italy. The grammar covered in this course is intended for all skill levels, starting with a review of the present and past tenses, and moving into more advanced grammar such as the conditional tense and object pronouns. This course will help you to navigate buying tickets, booking lodging, and ordering at restaurants in Italy. We will also cover a mini cultural lesson each week, including coffee culture (when can I order a cappuccino?), mealtime in Italy, making polite requests, and discussing the weather. An optional 15-minute speaking practice session is available for all who are interested after each lesson. All are welcome!
Erin McCarthy King, Ph.D. has been teaching Italian Language and Literature since 2004. Erin earned a combined B.A. and M.A. in Italian Language and Literature from Yale University in 1998 and then her Ph.D. from Yale in 2009. She has taught Italian as a Lector at Yale and as an Instructor at Sacred Heart University, Southern Connecticut State University, Quinnipiac University, The Hopkins School, and is currently an affiliate faculty member at Fairfield University. Erin has published several articles, including “The Voyage of Columbus as a ‘non pensato male’: The Search for Boundaries, Grammar, and Authority in the Aftermath of the New World Discoveries” © 2012, and has presented several conference research papers including “The Logic of the Clock: Dante’s Similes of the Horologe in Paradiso X and XXIV” and most recently, “Language and the Expansion of the Ecumene in the Mondo nuovo of Tommaso Stigliani.” Erin serves as an alumna interviewer for Yale College Admissions and as a member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee. In her spare time, Erin and her husband are very busy parents to their four children.
Virtual Classroom: Full access to an online educational platform with discussion forum, videos of recordings, syllabus, and exercises.
Credits: Certificate of Completion
Access: Students have lifetime and unlimited streaming access to the course content.
Supplemental Readings & Materials:
Readings and materials are provided to students to enhance the course experience.