Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Italian 1 or equivalent (e.g. one year of Italian language studies several years ago)
Students are only permitted to take one Italian language module per semester.
This course is designed for students with limited prior knowledge of Italian (e.g. Italian 1, OR one year Italian at school several years ago) and will develop basic communication skills in Italian in everyday situations such as introducing oneself, talking about daily routines and about the living environment. Alongside the Italian language, students will acquire an insight into Italian culture e.g. 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 and aural work listening to sound files and video material, and speaking in groups and in pairs in a variety of question-and-answer and role play exercises. Participants will also develop and practise reading and writing in Italian. Upon successful completion of this module, students will normally have reached level A1 of the Common European Language Framework (CEFR - A1)
To improve students' Italian language skills, provide them with a basic understanding of culture specific behaviour; and enable them to become efficient language learners.
Intended Learning Outcomes
understand familiar words and basic phrases concerning their immediate surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly will be achieved by assessments: 3,4understand simple sentences and short texts will be achieved by assessments: 1,2interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to rephrase things; be able to ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics e.g. describing where they live will be achieved by assessments: 3write short messages giving basic information and ask and reply to written questions will be achieved by assessments: 1,2recognize and act upon cultural differences encountered in everyday situations and demonstrate knowledge of common traditions in the Italian speaking world will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3develop and reflect upon strategies for successful language learning will be achieved by assessments: 1recognize simple grammatical structures in German and compare them to the English language. will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
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: Exam weighted 40%
1-hour examinationAn examination testing writing and reading skills, based upon the topics, vocabulary and grammar practised during the course3: Oral Exam weighted 20%
Oral examA short oral exam including tasks such as question-and- answer tasks , role play or presentation.4: Listening Comprehension weighted 20%
30-minute listening test