Module Identifier IT20010  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 Italian. Only available to Single Honours European Language students.  
Course delivery Other   Contact Hours. 18 sessions of lectures / seminars / tutorials / practicals  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Translations, grammar, exercises, comprehension40%
Supplementary Exam3 Hours One three hour paper; Unless only the oral component is failed in which case the supplementary examination will be and oral examination.  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Successful candidates should feel that they have aquired
- a good passive command of different registers of Italian
- an understanding of the mechanisms of Italian grammar
- a knowledge of the structure of the written language
- comprehension and translation skills from Italian to English.

Brief description

This module forms part of the core Level 2 programme in European Languages (Italian Minor) and is one of the three written language courses taken in that year (it may be taken in Year 4 by students who take up the minor language ab initio in Year 2). It thus follows on from the appropriate module in earlier years (IT10120, IT10740, IT21530) and aims to deepen students' understanding of Italian as a written language and to enhance their knowledge of Italian more generally, with the emphasis in assessed work being on the ability to translate accurately and idiomatically from Italian. Students who successfully complete the module should feel that they will have a good advanced passive command of different registers of Italian and a better understanding of the workings of Italian grammar within the written language.

Reading Lists

** Reference Text
A. Laura Lepschy and G. Lepschy The Italian Language Today Hutchinson
S. Adorni & K. Primorac English Grammar for students of Italian Arnold Harrap'Italian Verbs
G. Devoto and G. Oli Dizionario della lingua italiana Le Monnier
English-Italian, Italian-English Dictionary Collins-Sansoni
Il Ragazzini: dizionario inglese-italiano, italiano-inglese di Giuseppe Ragazzini


This module is at CQFW Level 5