Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Students are only permitted to take one Italian language module per semester.Students can only take one absolute beginners language module in any one academic year.
This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Italian and will develop basic communication skills in Italian in everyday situations such as introducing oneself and giving and understanding personal information about oneself, family and friends. Alongside the Italian language, you will get an insight into Italian culture e.g. we will learn about a variety of Italian traditions and customs, and culture specific behaviour. As the focus of this module is on communication skills, a large proportion of the course will be based on oral work - speaking in groups and in pairs in a variety of question-and-answer and role play exercises. But you will also develop your reading and writing skills in Italian. We will use a course book which will give a basic outline and structure to the course, but the book will be supplemented by regular video work and other materials. There will also be the opportunity to practise and reinforce vocabulary and language structures by using online materials in KLE, linked to the weekly classes.The language level of this module corresponds to work leading to Level A1 in the European Common Framework for Languages (CEFR -A1).
To equip students who have no prior knowledge of Italian with basic language skills and introduce them to aspects of Italian culture. The module also aims to introduce students to general language learning strategies.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning themselves and their family when people speak slowly and clearly. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3,4understand familiar words and phrases, for example on notices and posters. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2ask and answer simple questions in the area of immediate need, and interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat things at a lower rate of speech and help them formulate what they are trying to say. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3,4write simple phrases and sentences to describe themselves and people they know. will be achieved by assessments: 1,3fill in forms with personal detail and ask and answer simple questions in writing. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations will be achieved by assessments: 3develop and reflect upon strategies for successful future language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1
22 hours contact time44 hours completion of course work tasks (KLE and other exercises)54 hours class revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam and listening exam8 hours preparation for and attendance at oral exam
1: Coursework weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
Coursework documenting student's progressThe course work will comprise of tasks such as vocabulary exercises, written-up role-play dialogues, KLE tasks, listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar exercises, very simple translations, written-up self-directed learning tasks and class participation. Students will also be required to complete a reflective study diary.2: Unseen Exam weighted 40%
1-hour written examinationExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examA short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer, role play, or presentation.4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening test