Module Identifier IT20130  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Giovanni Fanton  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Italian  
Course delivery Contact Hours   72 lectures / seminars / tutorials  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   30%  
  Oral examination   20-minute oral examination   30%  
  Continuous assessment   30%: fortnightly translation passages; 10%: attendance, active contribution and performance in the oral class   40%  

Brief description
This module forms part of the core Level 2 programme in Italian and is the main language course in that year.
The aims of the module are:

The format of this 'thin' module is as follows: there will be two weekly classes (one concentrating on oral and one concentrating on written skills) and one fortnightly class. The weekly hours will be devoted to a variety of language exercises aimed at developing written and oral skills. The fortnightly hour will involve translation practice from and into Italian.
Continuous assessment marks for the module will be derived from written work set by the tutor, and from attendance, active contribution and performance in the weekly oral hour.
Formal examinations -written language and oral/aural - will take place at the end of the second semester.
The modules in Business Language IT20310 this year and Language of Current Affairs IT30310 in later years are complementary to this module.

Reading Lists
** Reference Text
M. Dardano and Trifone, P.. La lingua italiana. Zanichelli
A. and G. Lepschy. The Italian Language Today. Hutchinson
Prego. McGraw-Hill
G. Devoto and G. Oli. Dizionario della lingua italiana. Le Monnier.
Italian Dictionary. Collins - Sansoni
Il Nuovo Zingarelli. Zanichelli