|Assessment length / details
|Semester Assessment 20%: 8 written assignments, 4 of them under exam conditions (those taken under exam conditions counting twice as much as the others); 10%: oral (4 marks based on engagement, active contribution and performance in small oral groups); 20%: listening comprehension (4 marks).
|3 Hours Written Exam
|3 Hours 1 x 3-hour written examination (unless ONLY the oral component is failed, in which case the supplementary exam will be an oral examination).
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify your own improvement in Italian vocabulary and grammatical knowledge in written and spoken language
Differentiate between major stylistic levels of Italian
Recognise and understand different linguistic registers in Italian
Translate selected passages into and out of Italian, showing idiomatic, authentic style and grammatical usage
Present independently prepared material in spoken or written Italian
Discuss and debate topical issues in Italian
Summarise in your own words selected pieces of written or spoken Italian
Give your own insights into contemporary Italian life and culture
Enter into conversation in Italian with confidence in your ability to express yourself
An intermediate level course in Italian language. It will cover material from level B1-B2 of the European Common Framework of Reference for Languages (ECFR). Commensurate to their engagement with the module, students should achieve B1+ / B2 proficiency by the end of the module.
- To consolidate students' knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary, with the ultimate aim of fostering accuracy in writing Italian.
- To train students to translate accurately into English (or Italian) passages of continuous Italian (English) prose. Accuracy refers to content, idiom and style, and to grammatical usage, i.e. the translation ought to include all the information in the original and this ought to be expressed in English (Italian) that sounds as if a native-speaker had written it, that is grammatically correct, and is as formal or informal as the original.
- To develop students' oral competence.
Material covered will help students increase and refine their knowledge and understanding of the target language and culture. Class content will familiarise students with contemporary issues, tendencies and debates in their language of study. Students will work towards being able to synthesize their knowledge of relevant social and cultural themes while developing their analytical skills and advancing their spoken and written expression across a variety of registers. Students will also have the opportunity to practice and progress essential language skills that will help prepare them for the Year Abroad.
Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests, as well as end of year examinations. Assessments aim to measure student progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level and are designed to allow students to produce examples of progressively more complex and accurate spoken and written expression.
|Adaptability and resilience
|Written and oral communication; preparation for the Year Abroad; formative and summative assignments; self-directed study.
|Co-ordinating with others
|Conversation classes; presentations; group work; preparation for the Year Abroad.
|Creative Problem Solving
|Grammar, writing, listening, oral and translation.
|Critical and analytical thinking
|Communicative and cultural awareness.
|Oral and written communication.
|Real world sense
|Employability awareness; communication skills in the target language; cultural awareness; translation theory and preactice.
|Oral and written communication; formative and summative assignments.
|Subject Specific Skills
|Grammar, writing, listening, oral and translation skills.
This module is at CQFW Level 5