Modern Languages and Cultures

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title BEGINNERS' ITALIAN 1
Code ITALZ901
Coordinator Ms M Rabadan Gomez
Modern Languages and Cultures
M.Rabadan-Gomez@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Co-requisite modules:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   24

        24
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 126
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Speaking test There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    10       
Class Test There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  1 hour    60       
Portfolio 1. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  -400 words    30       

Aims

Develop a very basic competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking Italian;

Provide students with an understanding of very basic structures of Italian grammar;

Provide an introduction to the culture and society of Italian-speaking countries;

Develop some intercultural understanding.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in line with the A1 level in Italian in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

(LO2) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic structures of Italian.

(LO3) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the countries in which Italian is spoken.

(S1) Communication skills – basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the target language

(S2) Global citizenship – cultural awareness

(S3) Improving own learning / performance – self-awareness / self-analysis.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module is taught through 24 hours of general language classes, which include reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises and grammar teaching and practice. Students have a chance to consolidate and practise the structures and vocabulary acquired in conversation, discussions, short presentations and short writing and note taking exercises. Italian will be the main language of teaching in class. Students are expected to attend all classes, to hand in homework and the portfolios on time and to work through the assigned exercises independently. The module offers much accompanying material, including online resources, which can be used for independent study in the library. Regular feedback forms an integral part of the module.


Syllabus

 

Introductory module in Italian language: grammar, translation and written and spoken communication. The syllabus can be found in the module handbook which can be accessed through CANVAS. A weekly schedule for the module will be issued at the beginning of the semester.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.