|Module Title||ITALIAN LANGUAGE|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Adriano Vincentelli|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Dr Roberta Sartoni|
|Pre-Requisite||(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 Italian.|
|Course delivery||Other||Contact Hours. Minimum twenty-five contact hours per semester.|
- quantify your own improvement in Italian vocabulary, grammatical knowledge and spoken language since before going abroad
- translate idiomatically into and out of Italian, using factual or fictional texts
- translate selected unseen passages in class
- prepare passages for translation and discussion in class
- explain and justify your own choice and use of different linguistic registers
- demonstrate active command of stylistic levels of Italian
- demonstrate competence in preparing effectively for essay-writing: structuring work, constructing logical argument and expressing ideas in the appropriate linguistic register
- apply language skills acquired in Italian, and during the year abroad, with particular emphasis on achieving as native-like a pronunciation as possible
- express yourself with confidence using a rich and varied vocabulary
- apply orally the complex vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in written classes
- present independently prepared material in spoken or written Italian
- analyse and discuss complex Italian texts
- give detailed insight into Italian cultural and political affairs
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.
The set written work must be handed in by the deadlines stipulated: your tutor, like you, works to a demanding timetable and will not be able to accommodate late submission of work. Marks for assessed work will go towards your degree result, so that failure to hand in work as required (and/or to attend classes where assessment takes place) will rapidly reduce your overall marks on the module. It is your responsibility to attend (should you for any reason miss them); it is your responsibility to catch up any missed work.
Continuous assessment for this module will take the form (for the predominantly 'written' component) of a variety of exercises, 12 of which will count. Many of these assignments will be carried out in or directly arising from class work such as: unseen translations; report-writing; responses to topical news items (in broadcast, print or internet media), group presentations, etc. There will be some assignments (i.e. essay-writing and prose/translation) to be completed at home in the traditional manner, or within a limited time (akin to 'take-away' examinations). This element of the continuous assessment will make up to 30% of the total module mark. The continuous component of the module plays a substantial role in determining the final mark and non-submission of assignments (or non-attendance of classes where you are assessed) will rapidly have an impact on your marks.
Listening comprehension will be practised regularly during the year, and will be assessed by tests which will 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). The continuous component of the module plays a substantial role in determining the final mark and non-submission of assignments (or non-attendance of classes where you are assessed) will rapidly have an impact on your marks.
Dictionaries - You will need as a minimum (if you do not already have one) a good, one-volume bilingual dictionary and a one-volume monolingual (Italian-Italian) dictionary.
This module is at CQFW Level 6