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 ADVANCED ITALIAN 7
Code ITALX907
Coordinator Ms M Rabadan Gomez
Languages, Cultures and Film
M.Rabadan-Gomez@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ First 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
Class Test Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously  1 hour    60       
Speaking Test Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously  12 minutes    10       
Coursework 1 Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously  -600 words    10       
Coursework 3 Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously  -600 words    10       
Coursework 2 Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously  -600 words    10       

Aims

To develop an advanced competence in reading, writing, listening and speaking Italian;

To provide students with an understanding of advanced structures Italian grammar;

To develop an independent understanding of the culture and society of Italy and Italian speaking countries;

To develop intercultural understanding appropriate for the level of proficiency.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Apply advanced reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in line with the B2 level in Italian in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

(LO2) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of advanced structures of Italian.

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

(S1) Communication skills – advanced 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 (divided between synchronous and asynchronous learning activities, if needed). These include listening and reading comprehension activities, writing 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. The classes will be taught in Italian. Students are expected to attend all classes, to take part in weekly activities, to hand in homework and the portfolio 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 at home or in the library. Regular feedback forms an integral part of the module.


Syllabus

 

Advanced 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. Students are issued with a weekly schedule for the module at the beginning of each semester.


Recommended Texts

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