Italian II

Signora Johnson


Course description: The level II curriculum follows from the previous level and expands the student’s knowledge of the basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and expressions of the language.  Major emphasis will be on irregular verbs, the past tenses, reflexive verb constructions and object pronouns.  Thematic vocabulary and common idiomatic expressions will also be acquired. Increased opportunities and practice in all four skill areas - reading, listening, writing, speaking - is given.  Customs and culture are discussed within the context of the language learned.


Credit: One


Prerequisite:  Successful completion of  Italian I


Materials:  Teacher generated units following the Level II curriculum of the World Languages Department, videos, movies, songs.

Vocabulary and grammar points will be provided in packets as each unit is taught, however, here is where you can find it all:

Vocabulary: see for vocabulary practice. All vocabulary taught is in quizlet.

Grammar: all grammar points are on my website. Here is the link to my website:

Once on my website, click on “Italian I grammar and vocabulary”.


Portfolio tasks: Two tasks for the graduation portfolio will be completed- one per semester


I.  Course Requirements:


It is the responsibility of each student to be on time and prepared for class daily. Students must have a pen/pencil, covered textbook, completed assignments, a 3 ring binder with paper and a positive attitude.

Daily attendance will be taken. It is crucial that students be in class to learn how to speak the language.


School policies are implemented for tardies and cuts. See your student handbook or find it on the school’s website for details.


II. Grading


A - Assessments:

* Quizzes will be weighed as X2. 2 quizzes equal a test grade. Quizzes will be given frequently and might, on occasion, be unannounced.

* Tests will be given at the end of each chapter or major unit. They will always be announced in advance. They will be weighed at X4, double the weight of quizzes.

* At least two Common Tasks will be given throughout the year, one per semester. Common tasks will count as X5 (a bit more than tests).

* Over all, assessments constitute 70% of the quarter grade.


B - Class Participation:

        Students will be evaluated on the basis of their class participation.      Class participation will count as 20% of the quarter grade. Standards      for class participation are:

A=Always   B=Usually   C=Sometimes   D=Seldom   F=Never

* On time

* Prepared and Organized (book, notebook, pen, homework)

* Following Directions

* Focused and Attentive

* Honest, Respectful and Cooperative

* Speaking Italian!!!!!!!!! Molto importante!


C - Homework:

Homework will be assigned most evenings. This may include written assignments, reading passages, oral projects and research projects. It will be collected or reviewed during the following class. Homework will count as 10% of the quarter grade.


D - Exams:

There will be a written exam at the end of each semester. Each exam is worth 20% of the semester grade. Each  quarter is worth 40% of the semester grade.










III - Extra-Help:


I am available for extra help by appointment. I am available in room 209A right after school and during TASC.


IV- Make-Up Work:


If a student is absent, it is his/her responsibility to make up all the work missed, including homework.


Quizzes/tests: If a student is absent for a quiz or test he/she is expected to make it up by the day he/she returns to class.



Make-ups of quizzes/tests will not be done during class time.



Homework: student will pick up the missing homework the day that he/she returns to class, and hand the homework in (or show it) during the following class.


Any work not completed on time will be counted as a zero.


P.S. Feel free to come and pick up any homework and make up any quizzes or tests the day you come back to school, even if you don’t have my class that day. So you will be sure that you won’t be late!