Learning Italian 4 (Advanced) - IT563

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
(version 3)
Autumn and Spring
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5 30 (15) DR FL Capello


IT308 – Italian Language Level B1; or equivalent ability to B1 of the CEFR must be demonstrated.





IT563 is an intermediate level module. Its aims are to strengthen and widen the linguistic knowledge provided in IT308, 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. IT563 is an intensive course which requires serious commitment.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

4 hours per week.
Total Contact Hours: 80

Method of assessment

This module will be assessed by 30% coursework, 30% in-class assessment, and 40% examination.

Preliminary reading

Indicative Reading:

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
Tartaglione, R. (2001) Grammatica Italiana, Alma Edizioni Firenze.
Nocchi, S. (2002) Italian Grammar in Practice, Alma Edizioni Firenze

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate increased vocabulary and improved their knowledge and critical understanding of Italian language;
2 Demonstrate perfected skills in Italian speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation;
3 Demonstrate familiarity with sources of information which will be useful during the year abroad, i.e. learned how to apply their knowledge and understanding of the language in new and varied contexts;
4 Show a sophisticated knowledge of Italian through translation and essay writing, and by summarizing and expressing opinions on a variety of topics;
5 Converse with a native speaker of Italian on current issues and course topics;
6 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.

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