SML2014 : An Introduction to Italian language and culture
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Ms Barbara Guidarelli
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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 Italian politics, history, 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 politics, history, literature, dialects of Italian, and translation theory.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||36||1:00||36:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||152:00||152:00||N/A|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||A||15||Oral Examination|
|Portfolio||1||M||12||Portfolio of homework items.|
|Portfolio||2||M||13||Portfolio of homework items|
|Written exercise||1||M||Both 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.