|Module Title||ITALIAN LANGUAGE (BEGINNERS)|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Course delivery||Contact Hours||120 Hours (Total 120 hours of Lectures/Seminars/Tutorials/ Practicals [to include Language Laboratory and CALL])|
|Assessment||Exam||2x2 Hours (2 two-hour written examinations plus oral)||60%|
|Continuous assessment||(Regular work assignments)||40%|
Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they have a good introductory command of Italian, and should be able to proceed to take IT20130 or IT20010.
This module forms part of the core Level 1 programme in Italian and is the main language course in that year for students who do not have an 'A' level or equivalent in the language. It aims to introduce students to contemporary Italian, imparting all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and developing language awareness, and to bring students up to the standards which may enable them to proceed to Level 2. This intensive course adopts a multimedia approach, making extensive use of video, computers, language laboratory, satellite television.
** Recommended Text
A. Chiuchiu et al. In Italiano: Grammatica italiana per Stranieri. Guerra
Lennie & Grego. Italian for You. Longmans
Concise Ref. Grammar. Italian Grammar. Harrap
** Essential Reading
I Silone. Edited by S. Odland. (1974) Vino e Pane. Grafisk, Easy Reader Series