Module Identifier IT10740  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
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 Continuous assessment   (Regular work assignments)   40%  
  Exam   2x2 Hours (2 two-hour written examinations plus oral)   60%  

Brief description

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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will be able to:

- demonstrate your interest in and understanding of the Italian language as a subject of study
- display proficiency in the essential framework of Italian grammar and syntax
- translate selected passages from and into Italian
- use a range of linguistic structures, particularly those in more frequent general usage
- communicate in written Italian at a standard appropriate to Level 1 beginners
- produce summaries of material written in Italian
- give your own insights into aspects of Italian society
- use a good range of Italian vocabulary
- respond with understanding to spoken Italian
- make both supervised and independent use of the facilities available in the department: video, language laboratory, satellite television

Language modules have, as an integral part of their structure, regular homework assignments and class tests as well as end of year examinations. All assessment is designed to measure your progress against learning outcomes at the appropriate level.

Reading Lists

** 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
Italian dictionary.
** Essential Reading
I Silone. Edited by S. Odland. (1974) Vino e Pane. Grafisk, Easy Reader Series