Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Online and Hybrid Courses

The Department of French & Italian offers beginning Italian 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 (effective July 2014), Karolina Serafin.

View flyer for online M100 for Summer 2014.

Online Elementary Italian M100 and M150

  • Skills: This course focuses on developing students’ competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Italian.
  • Format: It is entirely online. Students will not need to be physically present on campus in order to take this class.
  • Resources:
    • Students will need to have access to a computer with a microphone, headphones, a video camera and high speed internet.
    • We will use the textbook Sentieri published by Vista Higher Learning and the accompanying Supersite. Visit this page to buy the on-line textbook. The first option also gives you a hard copy of the textbook, which is optional. The second option covers everything that is required.
    • Students will need to purchase access to the Supersite with your textbook, and activate their Adobe Connect account (available at no cost to Indiana University students).
  • 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 on the Supersite.
    • 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.
  • Offered Summer 2014:
    FRIT-M 100, class 15311 or 16216
    June 23-August 1, 2014 (4 credit hours; Second 6-Week Session)
    Fulfills World Languages Gen Ed Requirement
  • Offered Fall 2014:
    FRIT-M 100, class 33177 (4 credit hours)
    FRIT-M 150, class 33178 (4 credit hours)
    Fulfills World Languages Gen Ed Requirement

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.
  • The evening class of M100 as well as the accelerated course M115 will NOT be hybrid courses.
  • FRIT-M100 offerings for Fall 2014:
    • 8514, 8:00-8:50 am MWR
    • 8515, 9:05-9:55 am MWR
    • 8516, 10:10-11:00 am MWR
    • 8517, 10:10-11:00 am MWR in Foster Quad (Global Village LLC), FQ 012B
    • 8518, 11:15-12:05 MWR
    • 8519, 12:20-1:10 pm MWR
    • 8521, 1:25-2:15 pm MWR
    • 8522, 1:25-2:15 pm MWR
    • 8523, 2:30-3:20 pm MWR
    • 8524, 2:30-3:20 pm MWR - special section focusing on Italian opera
    • 8526, 7:15-8:45 pm TR – Traditional class, not hybrid
  • FRIT-M 150 offerings for Fall 2014:
    • 8528, 10:10-11:00 am MWR
    • 8529, 11:15-12:05 MWR
    • 8531, 12:20-1:10 pm MWR
    • 8530, 1:25-2:15 pm MWR