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ULIT20030 Further Italian

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: ULIT20020 or A-level Italian or equivalent
  • Co-requisite: Open to students not following Honours courses in Italian. This course is not open to native or near native Italian speakers.
  • Taught during: Both semesters.
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course.

Description

This courses aims to further develop linguistic skills in the language for those who have either obtained an A-level or who have successfully completed ULIT20020. It lays emphasis on speaking and listening skills, but equally places a strong emphasis on grammar and accuracy. Students will be expected to practise all skills outside the classroom, using the resources of the Language Centre and, where possible, the Face to Face scheme (enquire at the Language Centre library reception).

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. understand extended speech, lectures, films and TV programmes with reasonable ease;
  2. understand long and complex texts and specialised articles in a different field from one's own;
  3. interact with native speakers with a degree of fluency and spontaneity and take an active part in discussion;
  4. give a presentation on a reasonably complex subject; 5) write clear and well- structured letters, reports and essays, tailoring the style appropriately.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B2+ of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, three hours per week.

Assessment

  • Semester one: One written test (20%), one presentation (10%), one dossier mark (10%). Oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12.
  • Semester two: One written test (20%), one aural (15%), one oral test (15%), one dossier mark (10%). Listening assessment will take place in the week before the Easter break (normally week 7 or 8); oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12.

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of:

  • Informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
  • Formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.

Convenor

Maria Kluczek

Taught by

Dr Salvatore Campisi

Maximum entry

25

Set texts

Nuovo Magari,  Libro e CD (2),  Alessandro de Giuli et al., ISBN 9788861822856

Recommended texts

TBA

Pathway

Tandem Italian