The main objective of the CTC Gateway to Italian/Spanish language program is to foster good relations between international staff assigned to the Italian/Spanish sites and the local community as well as offer quality language instruction at a reasonable cost. All faculty members are highly qualified and very experienced in teaching multicultural groups. Courses are tailored to meet specific needs in addition to individual fluency objectives. The Italian/Spanish program is divided into six levels of study.
A minimum of 10 students is required per course.
Payment must be made by U.S. Postal money order or cashier's check payable to Central Texas College.
Gateway to Italian/Spanish I
This basic level course is designed for survival Italian/Spanish and is focused on the ability to communicate by speaking and understanding words, phrases and sentences used in common everyday situations. The grammatical structure is primarily concerned with teaching the present tense (although phrases taught will include more complex grammatical structures) the definite article and the gender of nouns and verbs. In addition to the organization of Italian sentences and the placement of verbs and adjectives, an introduction is given to simple past and future tenses.
Gateway to Italian/Spanish II
This second level course expands the students' ability to speak and understand spoken Italian/Spanish as well as introduces the practice of reading and writing on a very simple level. The grammatical structure is now expanded to include double negatives and past and future tenses. In addition, students will expand their knowledge of additional verbs and vocabulary through expressions normally used in general conversation.
Gateway to Italian/Spanish III
The third level of Italian is conducted almost exclusively in Italian/Spanish and the grammar structures studied include the compound past tense, the present perfect tense, reflexive verbs, the imperfect tense and direct object pronouns. Additional reading and writing exercises are included in addition to the continual learning of the most commonly used verbs through the expansion of the students' vocabulary and ability to more precisely communicate their ideas and ask questions.
Gateway to Italian/Spanish IV
The fourth level of Italian/Spanish continues to build on level III but adds some reading and discussion of current events through newspaper and magazine articles written in Italian. The continuation of writing exercises are at a slightly higher level of difficulty and a better understanding of the nuances and complexities of the Italian/Spanish grammar is achieved through the use of indirect object pronouns, the conditional tense, comparatives, imperatives and compound object pronouns.
Gateway to Italian/Spanish V
This class includes discussions in Italian/Spanish and assumes students want to practice their language skills with correction by an instructor, as well as, the continual exploration of Italian/Spanish grammar tools including relative pronouns and the subjunctive tense.
Parliamo Italiano/Spanish VI
On occasion, by demand of our students, we will provide instruction at this more advanced level of instruction. Please check with your local CTC rep for more details.
Central Texas College normally offers five terms each academic year for its Gateway to Italian language program. The 40-hour classes are offered either in the mornings, during lunch breaks or evenings. College credit is not granted for these classes nor can military Tuition Assistance be used.
|Online, Arabic||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||10 Jan 2021||13 Mar 2021|
|Online, Spanish||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||11 Jan 2021||05 Mar 2021|
|Online, Italian Sigonella||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||18 Jan 2020||19 Mar 2021|
|Online, Italian Naples||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||19 Jan 2021||12 Mar 2021|
|Naples, Gricignano||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||19 Jan 2021||12 Mar 2021|
|Naples, Capodichino||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||19 Jan 2021||12 Mar 2021|
|Naples, JFC||Mid-Winter 2021||Continious||19 Jan 2021||12 Mar 2021|
Course Dates will vary depending on Site/Times - See Flyers or check with your local CTC Field Representative. All dates are subject to change without notice.
Download the Mid-Winter 2021 Gateway to Arabic Online flyer
Download the Mid-Winter 2021 Gateway to Italian Sigonella Online flyer
Download the Naples Mid-Winter 2021 flyer
Download the Mid-Winter 2021 Gateway to Spanish Flyer
Download the Naples Mid-Winter 2021 flyer