Italian - Beginning is designed for students who have no previous Italian instruction. The course will focus on enabling you to learn a beginning level of grammar, vocabulary, speaking and writing, and to understand some of Italy's history and culture. All students must have a "Prego! Invitation to Italian" textbook, 8th edition, and workbook for the class. A limited number of used textbooks will be available the first night of class for $125; new workbooks for $77. It is recommended, however, that you find the book online yourself. These books will be used for all levels of Italian instruction and are a one-time purchase. Gold Card Fee: $101.