Italian Beginners A1-A2 (Intensive) - IT301

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Canterbury
(version 7)
Autumn and Spring 4 30 (15) DR W Fiorucci checkmark-circle

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 the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 80.

Method of assessment

Group Oral In-Course Test (5 minutes per student) – 20%
Listening Comprehension In-Course Test (30 minutes) – 20%
Language Skills Assignment (Equivalent to 600 words) – 30%
Written Assignment 1 (300 words) – 15%
Written Assignment 2 (300 words) – 15%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List:

Balli, M. and Rizzo, G. and Ziglio, L. (2014). Nuovo Espresso: Libro Studente 2 (A2). Alma Edizioni: Firenze.
Rizzo, G. and Ziglio, L. (2014). Nuovo Espresso: Libro Studente 1 (A1). Alma Edizioni: Firenze.
Oxford Compact Italian Dictionary. (2013). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Oxford Italian Mini Dictionary. (2011). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
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);
Communicate verbally in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters;
Communicate in writing for routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key cultural aspects connected to the Italian language;
Use basic grammar in simple and routine tasks requiring simple and direct communication of information on familiar and routine matters;
Use highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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