Module Identifier IT30130  
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 3 Italian.  
Course delivery Contact Hours   Minimum twenty-five contact hours per semester.  
Assessment Exam   2x2 Hours   30%  
  Exam   Oral exam.   30%  
  Continuous assessment   Written assignments (minimum of 8 assignments per semester)   30%  
  Continuous assessment   Student contributions and active participation to the oral class.   10%  

Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should

Module description
This module forms part of the core Level 3 programme in Italian and is the main language course in that year. It follows on from the appropriate modules in earlier years (IT10740/IT10120, IT20130).
It is a thin module consisting of two weekly classes and one fortnightly, taught over two semesters and examined at the end of the academic year:

(a) one weekly class is devoted to aural/oral activities
(b) the other weekly class is devoted to a variety of written exercises (translations from and into Italian and essay writing)
(c) the fortnightly class will be used for additional grammar and vocabulary work and tests.

The aim of the written classes is:

The aim of the aural classes is:

However, students will appreciate that the range of vocabulary and idiomatic structures required at this level goes far beyond what can be learned in class. They must therefore be prepared to consolidate and further expand the active knowledge of language gathered during their year abroad:

a) by random means (such as reading books and newspapers, watching satellite TV or videotapes in the lab, attending the Italian film evenings, or corresponding with Italian friends!);
b) should this be found necessary, by a systematic study of vocabulary, verb forms, etc., and by making use of CALL facilities for the revision of grammar.

The module in Language of Current Affairs (IT30310) is complementary to this module.

Reading Lists
A grammar book (preferably with exercises at adv. level and a key at the back).
A verb list.
A vocabulary list (if necessary, more specific indications will be given in class)..