Module Identifier IT20130  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Giovanni Fanton, Mrs Margaret Parry  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Italian  
Course delivery Contact Hours   72 lectures / seminars / tutorials  
Assessment Oral examination   20-minute oral examination   30%  
  Continuous assessment   30%: fortnightly translation passages; 10%: attendance, active contribution and performance in the oral class   40%  
  Exam   3 Hours   30%  

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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, if you have made satisfactory progress, you will 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 Italian passages 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
- take part in role-plays in Italian
- enter into conversation in Italian with confidence in your ability to express youself

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

** 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