Italian Advanced C1 - ITAL5060

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 30 (15) Alvise Sforza Tarabochia checkmark-circle

Overview

The module develops advanced proficiency in writing, speaking and comprehending Italian. It concentrates on translation into Italian and English and the development of analytical skills in the production of written and spoken Italian. Translation exercises confront students with a variety of advanced texts in different styles and registers, and encourage accuracy and critical reflection as well as acquisition and consolidation of grammatical structures. The language skills component combines discursive writing on advanced topics with the development of proper oral competence through discussion. Conversation classes with a native speaker develop presentational ability, and enable students to speak fluently and idiomatically at the advanced level.

Details

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 60
Private Study Hours: 240
Total Study hours: 300

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

Assessment for ITAL5060 will be as follows:
• Translation In-Course Test (80 minutes) – 20%
• Audio-visual Comprehension Assignment (Equivalent to 1,000 words) – 10%
• Essay (700 words) – 10%
• English to Italian Translation Assignment (500 words) – 10%
• Italian to English Translation Assignment (500 words) – 10%
• Written Examination (3 hours) – 30%
• Oral Examination (15 minutes) – 10%

Reassessment methods

• Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Baker, M. (1992). In Other Words; A Coursebook on Translation, (London, Routledge, P306)
Zollo, M. and Wesson, A. (2006). Italian Grammar Made Easy (Abingdon: Hodder Arnold)
Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary (2010). Oxford: Oxford University Press)
Collins Italian Dictionary and Grammar (Collins Dictionary and Grammar) 2nd (second) Edition, (2010).

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate consolidated and extended translation skills, as developed in the first and second years;
2 Demonstrate consolidated and extended ability to accurately recognise and use a range of registers in Italian, and gained enhanced sensitivity to the equivalent English
registers;
3 Demonstrate perfected linguistic skills by means of studying grammatical and lexical subtleties of the Italian language;
4 Analyse and demonstrate a deep and cogent understanding of topics related to language and cultural studies, and the complex inter-relationships between such topics, in
both Italian and English;
5 Demonstrate the benefit of having had regular oral practice in Italian on an extensive range of topics, including academic topics, at an advanced level.
In addition, students registered for ITAL5740 will be able to:
6 Demonstrate a thorough and critical understanding of the theoretical and practical problems involved with translation from English into Italian and vice versa.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate consolidated and extended ability to identify and analyse concepts, and the relation between concepts, in both the target language and English;
2 Demonstrate the ability to converse in the target language on a range of topics, including academic topics, at an advanced level;
3 Demonstrate enhanced skills of oral as well as written presentation and self-expression;
4 Demonstrate the ability to engage in independent study and research through a variety of methods (including the use of dictionaries and grammars);
5 Demonstrate advanced translation skills.
In addition, students registered for ITAL5740 will be able to:
6 Demonstrate advanced written compositional skills in the target language.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 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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