Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Italian Language-Beginners (Single Hons European Languages: Minor Language)
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Only available to Single Honours European Languages students.
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 4 hours per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Translations, grammar exercises, comprehension, etc.  40%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   60%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   1 x 3-hour written examination (unless ONLY the oral component is failed, in which case the suplementary exam will be an oral examination).  100%

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:

- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the Italian language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in the essential framework of Italian grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into Italian
- use a range of linguistic structures, particularly those in more frequent general usage
- communicate in written Italian at an appropriate standard
- produce summaries of material written in Italian
- give your own insights into aspects of Italian society
- use a good range of Italian vocabulary
- respond with understanding to spoken Italian
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the department: video, language laboratory, satellite television

Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests as well as end of year examinations. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level.

Brief description

This module forms part of the core Level 2 programme in European Languages (Italian Minor) and is one of three written language courses taken in that year.

An intensive course so that students may acquire competence in the fundamental structure of the Italian language as well as communicative skills. The course adopts a multimedial approach, making extensive use of video, computers, language laboratory, satellite television.

For a full description see IT10740.


This module is at CQFW Level 5