This course is an introduction to the Italian language at an accelerated pace. Students from grades 9-12 are welcome to take this course. It covers the curricular competencies of Italian 9 and 10 using the T.P.R.S. (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) strategy. The philosophy of TPRS is based on research that shows that language is acquired and mapped onto the brain through high exposure to comprehensible language input and that acquiring a language needs to take place in a low stress environment where students can feel safe to freely take risks and be creative. The course covers the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian through this highly interactive manner. Students will also learn about the Italian Culture through music, film, and culinary experiences where they get to make and try traditional Italian food.