Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Italian Language
Academic Year
Semester 2
Also available in
Only available to incoming exchange students on a one semester basis.
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written Assignments  (4 written assignments, 2 of them under exam conditions (those taken under exam conditions counting twice as much as the others)  60%
Semester Assessment Oral Performance  (2 marks based on engagement, active contribution and performance in small oral groups)  20%
Semester Assessment Listening Comprehension  (2 marks)  20%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

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.


Students will cover material appropriate to levels B1 / B2 of the ECFR. This will include developing translation, writing, oral and listening skills.
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 practice and progress essential language skills at an intermediate level.
Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests. 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.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Oral and written communication.
Improving own Learning and Performance Online automatized exercises; formative and summative assignments; self-directed study.
Information Technology Language Software.
Personal Development and Career planning Employability awareness. Cultural awareness. Translation and communication skills in the target language.
Problem solving Grammar, writing, listening, oral and translation.
Research skills Academic articles on translation practice and theory; materials related to language acquisition and production.
Subject Specific Skills Grammar, writing, listening, oral and translation skills.
Team work Conversation classes; presentations; group work.


This module is at CQFW Level 5