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Module Title LI Italian Intermediate Language
SchoolLan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Modern Languages
Module Code 09 29664
Module Lead Clelia Boscolo
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites Italian Beginners' Language 1A - (09 08699) Italian Beginners' Language 1 B - (09 08700)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Practical Classes and workshops-60 hours
Supervised time in studio/workshop-20 hours
Guided independent study-120 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides instruction in written, oral and aural elements of the language, through a variety of classroom activities and home assignments. Students also perform a wide range of exercises in spoken and written Italian based on the course book. There are language laboratory classes and use is also made of web-based programmes and material. Classes are mainly conducted in Italian. In Semester 1, students will cover the first half of the course book, concentrating on practical language in everyday situations. In Semester 2, students will cover the second half of the course book, which develops competence in the use of more abstract and complex registers.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Write in Italian at an intermediate level, using practical language in everyday situations
  • Speak in Italian at an intermediate level, showing good knowledge of structures and awareness of differences between spoken and written language
  • Understand and comment on Italian spoken at near natural speed
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the range of resources available to support their active language learning.
  • have achieved level B1/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Assessment 29664-01 : Classroom-based Written Test : Class Test (20%)
29664-02 : Aural Test : Class Test (20%)
29664-03 : Oral Examination : Class Test (20%)
29664-04 : Two-hour Written Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (40%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
  • Lang test Dec: Coursework (20%)
  • Aural April-May: Practical (20%)
  • Oral April-May: Practical (20%)
  • Exam May-June 2 hr: Exam (CT) – Written Unseen (40%)
Reassessment: Resit the failed/missing components in the Supplementary period.
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