Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Online and Hybrid Courses

The Department of French & Italian offers beginning language courses in non-traditional formats: online and hybrid (part online, part in the classroom). Below are the descriptions of these courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Italian Language Instruction, Karolina Serafin, or the Director of French Language Instruction, Kelly Sax.

Online Italian Courses

  • Skills: Like all our language courses, the online Italian program focuses on developing students’ competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Italian.
  • Format: These courses are entirely online. Students will not need to be physically present on campus in order to take these classes.
  • Resources:
    • Students will need to have access to a computer with a microphone, headphones, a video camera and high speed internet.
    • For M100 and M150: We will use the textbook Sentieri published by Vista Higher Learning and the accompanying Supersite. Buy the online textbook through their website. The first option also gives you a hard copy of the textbook, which is optional. The second option covers everything that is required.
    • For M200: We will use the textbook Immagina, which also has a Supersite. Buy the textbook and online components through their website.
  • Schedule:
    • Since it is online, the class requires students to work independently and follow a very structured syllabus.
    • Each day, students will be involved in a variety of online tasks such as reading, listening, completing exercises, posting writing assignments and recording responses online.
    • Once a week during the virtual classroom time, students will meet with their instructor and a small number of classmates on Adobe Connect.
    • The instructor will be available for online office hours twice a week.
  • View classes on our course listings.

Hybrid Elementary Italian M100 and M150

  • These are computer enhanced courses, which means a combination of traditional classroom time and online instruction.
  • Both courses meet in class Monday, Wednesday and Thursday where students will practice all language skills with the instructor.
  • Both courses involve independent work by students, a portion of which will be performed online on the Sentieri Vista Higher Learning Supersite.
  • The Tuesday meeting which was formerly a normal part of our language courses will be substituted by reading, listening, completing exercises, posting writing assignments and recording your speech on the Supersite.
  • View classes on our course listings.

The evening class of M100 as well as the accelerated course M115 will NOT be hybrid courses.

Hybrid Elementary French F100 and F150 Courses

  • Our hybrid courses are a mixture of traditional classroom and online instruction.
  • Like all our language courses, the hybrid French program focuses on developing students’ competency in listening, reading, writing and speaking in French, as well as familiarizing students with a range of topics related to French and francophone cultures.
  • Courses meet face-to-face three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) and prioritize speaking the language, since this is a skill which is difficult to perfect on one’s own. Work outside of class focuses on developing listening, reading and writing as well as basic grammar and vocabulary skills.
  • This courses uses the Chez nous E-text and accompanying online exercises in the MyFrenchLab site.
  • View classes on our course listings.

The evening classes of F100 and F150 as well as the accelerated course F115 will NOT be hybrid courses.