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ULIT20020 Post-intermediate Italian

  • Credits: 20
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: A good pass AS level Italian or equivalent, or ULIT20010.
  • 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 course aims to further develop reading, speaking, writing and listening skills practised in ULIT20010. It emphasises communication and comprehension, but also builds on the grammar base acquired in previous courses. Class tests and assignments ensure that you keep abreast of your work and consolidate and review earlier material.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Understand extended speech, most TV news programmes and many films;
  2. Read articles about contemporary problems which put forward arguments and different points of view;
  3. Speak with some fluency and spontaneity and take an active part in discussions;
  4. Give a presentation on a specialist subject, outlining advantages and disadvantages of particular cases;
  5. Write essays, reports and letters, putting forward personal points of view.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1+/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

See timetables.

Maximum entry

25

Set texts

  • Nuovo Qui Italia Più, Libro per lo studente + CD ISBN 9788800205917.
  • Quaderno di esercizi, Alberto Mazzetti, ISBN9788800205924.

Recommended texts

None

Pathway

Tandem - learn with a partnerULTL20011 Tandem Italian

Employability

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.