Italian Upper Intermediate B2 - IT563

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Canterbury
(version 4)
Autumn and Spring 5 30 (15) DR A Marlow-Mann checkmark-circle

Overview

This module is an intermediate level module. Its aims are to strengthen and widen the linguistic knowledge provided in ITAL3080, to consolidate students' vocabulary and improve their knowledge of written and spoken Italian through immersion in a variety of texts, and to practise translation skills both from and into Italian.

Details

This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 60

Method of assessment

Essay (600 words) – 15%
English to Italian Translation Assignment (400 words) – 15%
Guided Comprehension Assignment (500 words) – 15%
Audio-visual Comprehension In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 15%
Written Examination (3 hours) – 30%
Oral Examination (10-15 minutes) – 10%

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Balì, M., Ziglio, L. (2014). Nuovo Espresso Volume 2, Alma Edizioni, Firenze.
De Giuli, A., Guastalla, C., & Massimo Naddeo, C. (2014). Nuovo Magari B2. Alma Edizioni, Firenze.
Nocchi, S. (2002). Italian Grammar in Practice, Alma Edizioni Firenze.
Tartaglione, R. (2001). Grammatica Italiana, Alma Edizioni Firenze.
Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary (2010). 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:

Demonstrate increased vocabulary and improved knowledge and critical understanding of the Italian language;
Demonstrate perfected skills in Italian speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation;
Demonstrate familiarity with sources of information which will be useful during the year abroad, i.e. students will have learned how to apply their knowledge and understanding of the language in new and varied contexts;
Show a sophisticated knowledge of Italian through translation and essay writing, and by summarising and expressing opinions on a variety of topics;
Converse with a native speaker of Italian on current issues and course topics;
Demonstrate the ability to write in a good and grammatically correct Italian, using a variety of registers and a complex vocabulary, paraphrasing and translating from English to Italian.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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