Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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.: 1Ask 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.: 1Write simple phrases and sentences to describe themselves and people they know.: 2Fill in forms with personal detail and ask and answer simple questions in writing.: 2Recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations: 1,2Understand familiar words and phrases, for example on notices and posters.: 2
20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time 100 hours class preparation and revision and private study22 hours revision for and completion of written exam 8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment formStudents 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.
1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
Spoken Interaction AssessmentA short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer, role play, or presentation.2: Exam weighted 50%
1-hour reading/writing examExamination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.