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Italian Language, Written and Oral

Module titleItalian Language, Written and Oral
Module codeMLI2001
Academic year2020/1
Credits30
Module staff

Mrs Alice Farris (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

11

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

The module is designed for those who follow the Year 1 module MLI1001 the previous year or equivalent. It will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your language skills through listening, reading, writing and speaking. You will revise uses of advanced Italian linguistic structures while continuing expanding on the knowledge of vocabulary. Particular emphasis will be given in preparing you for your year abroad: looking for accommodation in Italy, the Italian university system, creating a CV as well as job interview techniques.

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module aims to consolidate the skills acquired during the previous year, and to improve and extend your command of modern Italian, written and spoken. Emphasis will be on the consolidation and expansion of the Italian
language through grammar, reading comprehension, translation into Italian and composition.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Apply a broad range of grammatical features of Italian to a variety of linguistic tasks
  • 2. Translate passages from a variety of authentic written sources from English into Italian.
  • 3. Deal competently with intermediate comprehension passages
  • 4. Write compositions in Italian.
  • 5. Give a short oral presentation in Italian on a defined topic to a small group of listeners and to engage in discussion and debate on the topic presented.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Understand styles and registers of written and spoken Italian.
  • 7. Understand and use in class discussion a broad range of linguistic terms, to identify and develop strategies to improve linguistic accuracy.
  • 8. Use a bilingual or Learners' monolingual dictionary to glean information about meaning, usage and register.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 9. Communicate competently in a foreign language.
  • 10. Express and discuss views in front of a group of listeners.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

The syllabus plan will follow the textbook and be supplemented by additional from other sources.

  • Ritratti (Unità 2 )
  • Lezione 1: Ritratto di un uomo banale p.46-47, ripasso tempi verbali del passato (focus sul passato remoto)
  • Compiti per Lezione 2: Lettura testo La provincia italiana p.49
  • Lezione 2: Ritratto della provincia italiana: lavoro sul testo, a coppie es 5b; es 5d sulle metafore. Discussione: es 5c: confronto con l'Inghilterra.
  • Compiti per Lezione 1 week 5: Ascolto intervista traccia 10 (disponibile su ELE)
  • Orale: Lavoro su articolo preparato a casa
  • Compiti per Orale week 5 : in coppie preparate una presentazione su un dialetto o una lingua diversa dall'inglese che conoscete o vi piacerebbe parlare
  • Grammar: Passato remoto vs passato prossimo vs imperfetto
  • Attività extra: articolo su Zanardi alle Olimpiadi di Rio: http://www.repubblica.it/sport/2016/09/07/news/paralimpiadi_alex_zanardi-147308178/ ; es.9 p.7 (eserciziario in fondo al libro) sui tempi verbali del passato. 

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
662340

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching44Language classes
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22Oral classes
Guided Independent Study234Private study

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
6 formative tasks covering some or all of the following areas: grammar, writing, listening, reading, speaking, translation.Variable1-4, 6-8Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
502525

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Portfolio50Variable1-4, 6,7,9Written and oral
Oral Exam2515 minutes5, 9, 10Written and oral
Written Exam25Take-home exam1-4, 6,7,9Written and oral

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
PortfolioPortfolio1-4, 6,7,9Referral/Deferral period
Oral ExamOral Exam5, 9, 10Referral/Deferral period
Written ExamWritten Exam1-4, 6,7,9Referral/Deferral period

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of referral will be capped at 40%.

You will only be required to retake any failed assessments. Marks for any passed assessments will be carried forward. If you have failed any assessments but managed to pass the module overall, you will not be allowed to retake the failed assessments.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Basic reading:

  • Nuovo Contatto C1(class book )  Loescher Editore, ISBN  9788858303122

Recommended Texts:

  • Da Capo, Lazzarino and Monneti (Heinle, 2006)
  • J Colaneri, V Luciani, 501 Italian Verbs (2nd edition) (Barron's)

Recommended dictionaries:

  • Collins Sansoni Italian Dictionary, ed. V. Macchi (Collins); Oxford-Paravia Italian Dictionary (Oxford UP);
  • Dizionario della lingua italiana, ed. G.Cusatelli (Garzanti)

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Module has an active ELE page

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Italian language

Credit value30
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

MLI1001 'Italian Language' (or equivalent)

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

5

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

2010

Last revision date

28/07/2020