Negozio di alimentari (grocery shop), Siena
can earn up to 30 points of extra credit by attending departmental-sponsored
activities, such as: International Film
Festival and other additional assignments. But other than that I’m extremely open to all ideas you may have about extra-credit.
Of course, the basic requirement is that extra-credit work must involve
speaking or listening to a decent amount of Italian. Here are some ideas:
1. Watch a movie
in Italian. The student has to show me that he/she
watched a movie in Italian. This counts for 5 points. If you write an essay about
the movie, you can earn a total of 10 points
2. Make a very short film. Film
an advertisement, sketch, short film, etc. entirely in Italian. I won’t set
specific time and format requirements, but each person involved needs to have
significant screen time in Italian to receive credit (so no extra-credit for
cameraman or for simply being on the screen, you need to be on the screen,
unless you are the narrator, and talking in Italian)
3. Sing a song. You can record
a video of yourself singing a song in Italian. I know that singing in public is
pretty courageous so you can receive up to 10 points to do it.
I’m open to other ideas for extra-credit. If something pops into
your head, let me know and we’ll see what we can do.