Italian Beginners A1-A2 (Intensive) - IT301

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19
Canterbury
(version 7)
Autumn and Spring
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4 30 (15)

Pre-requisites

None.

Restrictions

None

2018-19

Overview

This is an intensive module for absolute beginners, Post-GCSE students and students who have not yet mastered level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). On successfully completing the module students will have mastered level A2. The emphasis in this course is on acquiring a sound knowledge of the structure of the language as well as basic vocabulary and cultural insights while developing the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Details

This module appears in:


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 80.

Method of assessment

• Oral ICT (in groups, 5 minutes) – 17.5%
• Listening Comprehension ICT (30 minutes) – 17.5%
• 2 x Grammar ICT (40 minutes) – 17.5% each
• 2 x Written Take-Home Assignment (300 words) – 15% each

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Rizzo, G. and Ziglio, L. (2014), Nuovo Espresso: Libro Studente 1 (A1). Alma Edizioni: Firenze.

Balli, M. and Rizzo, G. and Ziglio, L. (2014), Nuovo Espresso: Libro Studente 2 (A2). Alma Edizioni: Firenze.

Oxford Compact Italian Dictionary. (2013) Oxford: OUP.

Oxford Italian Mini Dictionary. (2011) Oxford: OUP.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

8.1 Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
8.2 Understand short, simple texts, incl. letters and everyday material (e.g. advertisement, menus, timetables) related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
8.3 Communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
8.4 Communicate in writing for routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
8.5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key cultural aspects;
8.6 Use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
8.7 Use highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

Progression

Compulsory for BA Italian (Single and Joint Honours).

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