Italian Upper Intermediate B2 - ITAL5630

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


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.


Contact hours

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

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

• 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%

Reassessment methods

• Reassessment Instrument: 100% Coursework

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

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

1 Demonstrate increased vocabulary and improved knowledge and critical understanding of the 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. students will have 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 summarising 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.

The subject specific learning outcomes comply with the requirements/specifications for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, level B2.

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

1 Demonstrate key skills such as oral and written communication;
2 Demonstrate improved confidence in the interpretation of texts in another language;
3 Manage their time and prioritise workloads;
4 Demonstrate the ability to use learning resources independently;
5 Demonstrate mental agility and analytical capacity.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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