Anna Iacovella, Ed.D, is the Language Program Director of Italian Language and Literature at Yale University. She graduated in English Language and Literature from the Universita’ Suor Orsola Benincasa in Naples, Italy. She specialized in Italian at Southern Connecticut State University. She obtained her doctoral degree in the Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University. Her research and writings includes Italian history and Mediterranean studies, post feminism, linguistics, and pedagogy.
Contemporary Italian Culture
The language of Journalism
Advance Conversation and Composition
Italy’s Cities: Naples
Intensive Italian Intermediate
Intensive Italian Elementary
ITAL 110 Elementary Italian I
A beginning course with extensive practice in speaking, reading, writing, and listening and a thorough introduction to Italian grammar. Activities include group and pairs work, role-playing, and conversation. Introduction to Italian culture through readings and films.
Conducted in Italian. Credit only on completion of ITAL 120.
ITAL 120 Elementary Italian II
Continuation of ITAL 110.
ITAL 130 Intermediate Italian I
The first half of a two-term sequence designed to increase students’ proficiency in the four language skills and advanced grammar concepts. Authentic readings paired with contemporary films. In-class group and pairs activities, role-playing, and conversation. Admits to ITAL 140.
ITAL 140 Intermediate Italian II
Continuation of ITAL 130. Emphasis on advanced discussion of Italian culture through authentic readings (short stories, poetry, and comic theater) and contemporary films. Admits to Group B courses.
Conducted in Italian.
ITAL 157 Italian through Opera and Film
Exploration of opera and contemporary Italian film to improve Italian grammar and conversational skills. Exercises include performances and presentations. Works include the operas La Bohème, Otello, and I pagliacci and the films Storia di ragazzi e ragazze, Caro diario, and La stanza del figlio.