This series of courses come after completion of Intermedio 1-4 (or equivalent). For students with conversational ability who want to reinforce their understanding of Italian grammar, practice reading and speaking and expand their vocabulary. This course will start with some simple grammar concepts — things you have already encountered previously — but this will be a more thorough, robust approach. This is the beginning of the journey to becoming advanced. Students will be encouraged to discuss literature, articles, Italian culture, etc. The course is based on the Da Capo textbook, 7th edition, and covers approximately four chapters.