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Modules

Modules

SML2014 : An Introduction to Italian language and culture

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

At the end of the year, students will have acquired basic oral and written communication skills in Italian, consistent with the European Framework of Reference level A2. Furthermore, they will have been acquainted with a range of topics forming a cultural background to the language instruction. These may vary but may include aspects of the history of the language, its dialects, literature, and translation theory.

Outline Of Syllabus

Grammatical structures and lexical material will be introduced and practised in common types of situations of communication. Grammatical categories acquired will include: article, full noun, personal and possessive pronoun, prepositions, present tense and compound past with regular as well as with some irregular verbs, imperfect.

One in four one-hour classes will be a cultural context class, covering aspects like history of the language, literature, dialects of Italian, and translation theory.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical361:0036:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1152:00152:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Practical language skills and knowledge can best be acquired in an interactive classroom setting. The cultural context classes have the format of a lecture, although they will be interactive, too.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt2A15Oral Examination
Portfolio1M12Portfolio of homework items.
Portfolio2M13Portfolio of homework items
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MBoth semesters. Weekly homework.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A combination of oral and written assessment is best suited to assess student performance on a variety of language skills.

Reading Lists

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