Module Identifier IT19930  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite A-level or equivalent in the language  
Mutually Exclusive IT10740 - incompatible  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   77 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours Written examination  30%
Semester Exam Oral examination 1 X 20 minutes oral examination20%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment - Written a variety of written assignments20%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment - Oral based on attendance, active contribution and performance in the oral class10%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment - Aural: Listening Comprehension20%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:

- identify an increase in their own skills in independent language study since A level
- demonstrate the improvement in their linguistic knowledge and skills since A level
- display proficiency in Italian grammar and syntax at the appropriate level
- translate selected passages from and into Italian
- identify different registers of written Italian
- use a range of linguistic structures
- communicate in written and oral Italian at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- produce summaries of material written in Italian
- use a rel;atively extensive Italian vocabulary
- give their own insights into key aspects of Italian society
- participate in debate at a standard appropriate to Level 1
- respond with clear understanding to spoken Italian
- demonstrate familiarity and confidence in the spoken application of Italian grammar
- sel;ect media articles, audio and video tapes for discussion in class

Brief description

This is a thin module with 3 hours per week and one hour per fortnight extending over Semesters 1 and 2. Students will do a range of listening/writing/oral exercises. All classes will be devoted to the integrated study of teh Italian language in its cultural context. Exercises will be set regularly. Marks for these - and for occasional tests in class - will constitute the CA mark for the course.

Listening comprehension: (a skill of considerable importance for the Intercalary year) will be practised from time to time during the year in class. It will be assessed by tests will which contribute 20% of the total module marks. You are expected and strongly advised to practise listening comprehension in your own time (e.g. in the Language Resource Centre); this is a skill where practise does indeed make perfect.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Lazzarino, G and Monet da Capo An Italian Review Grammar Fort Worth: Holt, Teinhart and Winston
Adorni, S and Primorac, K English Grammar for Students of Italian Arnold Harrap, Italian Verbs
English-Italian, Italian-English Dictionary Collins-Sansoni
Giuseppe Ragazzini Il Ragazzini: dizionario inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese


This module is at CQFW Level 4