ITA-90001 - Italian 1
Coordinator: Manuela Contardi-Lane Room: CBB0.033 Tel: +44 1782 7 34269
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

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.: 1
Ask 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.: 1
Write simple phrases and sentences to describe themselves and people they know.: 2
Fill in forms with personal detail and ask and answer simple questions in writing.: 2
Recognize and act upon basic cultural differences as encountered in everyday situations: 1,2
Understand familiar words and phrases, for example on notices and posters.: 2

Study hours

20 hours of synchronous and asynchronous class time
100 hours class preparation and revision and private study
22 hours revision for and completion of written exam
8 hours preparation for and attendance at spoken interaction exam.

School Rules

Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language level self-assessment form
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.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Oral Exam weighted 50%
Spoken Interaction Assessment
A short oral exam including tasks such as question and answer, role play, or presentation.

2: Exam weighted 50%
1-hour reading/writing exam
Examination testing writing and reading skills and the command of active and passive vocabulary from the topic areas studied.