Cristina Polesel
Cristina Polesel
Associate Part-time Italian Instructor

Italian 2 - Spring 2024

Live class meetings in Zoom:

T - Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
First day of class: Tuesday, Jan 30
Prerequisites: Italian 1 or equivalent higher education credits (fill out the 'Prerequisite challenge etrieve form')
Required equipment: a computer, a web cam and a mike.

Student support hours:

T: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Th: 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

Italian 2 is offered in a remote distance learning format. There will be two required live Zoom weekly meetings that provide instruction and discussion, and a time when students and the instructor interact. Live attendance at the weekly Zoom sessions, throughout the sessions, is a requirement for this course. The balance of the course takes place asynchronously in Canvas, our learning management online environment, where students will find ample instruction and learning options.

The course will be open in Canvas starting Mon Jan. 22, to give you the opportunity to complete the preliminary orientation for this class. Click on the Canvas link from the Cabrillo web site homepage and log in with your college credentials to access your online course. The Spring 2024 semester begins Monday Jan 29. Our first class will be Tuesday Jan 30.

Enrolled and wait listed students: Two weeks before the first class, you will receive a welcome email. I will tell you how to join the first Zoom class session and what materials you need for the course. If you do not receive this information or if you have any questions, please email me. at

If you would like to practice what you have learned in Italian 1 in the Fall semester, the ITA 1 course in LingroLearning still gives you access to ITA 1 SAM and ebook and it will be open for you until the last week before ITA 2 starts. The Live Assist tech support and I won't be available until the first week of class, however, you can complete the auto-graded SAM and review the materials in the ebook.

On the first day of instruction of ITA 2 you will either:

• Create a LingroLearning account (if you don’t have one from completing ITA 1) and enroll in ITA 2 Spring 2024 for Percorsi.

• If you have already completed ITA 1 in LingroLearning, you will log into your LingroLearning account and enroll in ITA 2 Spring 2024 for Percorsi.
Instructions are in the Orientation module in Canvas.

Be sure that Cabrillo has your current email address and phone number in Self-Service. Please check your email regularly for messages from the College and your instructors.

Contact me at if you have any questions before we meet in class. Ci vediamo presto! See you on the first day of class, Tuesday, January 30.😊