Italian Language 1A
About this module
Co-requisite for BA Modern Languages & BA Combined Honours in Arts students: Understanding Italy [ITAL1061] OR Italy & the Arts [ITAL1081]
This course is for students with A-level Italian. Its aims are to consolidate and develop language skills acquired during A-Level, to enhance communication skills in written and oral Italian and to direct students towards independent learning and reading of Italian texts of various kinds. By the end of the course you should have consolidated your knowledge of key grammatical points, deepened your appreciation of how Italian is used differently in different contexts (both oral and written) and become more familiar with the main Italian newspapers, cultural magazines and some contemporary literature. It is also expected that you will be able to speak and write with a high level of grammatical accuracy and idiomatic command, read Italian of various registers in a wide range of media, understand and respond to Italian spoken in a variety of contexts and communicate orally and in writing with confidence.
Teaching and Learning
The module is taught by means of two hours weekly which will contain grammar, reading, writing, oral and aural components in a joined-up teaching environment that encourages you to apply your learning across subject skills. You are required to attend all classes and expected to prepare yourself for classes and to participate actively in discussions. Attendance will be monitored in all teaching sessions. This module is taught in Italian. This module is capped at 20.
- 10-minute oral examination (25%)
- 2-hour written examination (75%).
- Italian Grammar in Practice (exercises - tests - games), Susanna Nocchi (Alma Edizioni, 2002)
The most suitable dictionary is the Oxford-Paravia Italian-English Dictionary.
Mrs Lucina Stuart, (email@example.com), room A21, Elvet Riverside I.