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 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN 3+4
Code ITAL134
Coordinator Dr R Biasini
Languages, Cultures and Film
Rosalba.Biasini@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

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

ITAL112 BEGINNERS ITALIAN 1+2 

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   48

        48
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 102
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
There is a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously Standard UoL penalties will apply.  120    55       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
There is a resit opportunity This will not be marked anonymously Standard UoL penalties will apply.  10    15       
There is a resit opportunity This will be marked anonymously Standard UoL penalties will apply.    15       
There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.    15       

Aims

Continue to develop all the skills necessary to communicate confidently in spoken and written Italian within a range of topics, including reading and listening competences;

Consolidate existing knowledge of Italian language while learning even more complex structures;

Encourage students to explore more aspects of contemporary Italian culture through the medium of Italian;

Develop useful language learning strategies and a reflective approach as well as the ability to work collaboratively and independently.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Consolidate listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in the target language.

(LO2) Communicate in the target language in a wider variety of contexts using appropriate register.

(LO3) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structures, registers and appropriate varieties of the target language.

(LO4) Critically reflect on and effectively apply language learning strategies.

(LO5) Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the culture and linguistic contexts of the country of the target language.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills

(S4) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness

(S5) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice


Teaching and Learning Strategies

The majority of teaching will be delivered face-to-face on campus. Online delivery will be used to complement the on-campus delivery and where technology affords a better learning experience.

Seminar:
The module is taught by a weekly seminar on Italian grammar, a seminar on Italian texts, focused on reading and writing practice, a speaking practice tutorial and a language laboratory session. The teaching builds on the skills developed in Semester One. Consistent use of the target language, the personal contribution of students and a collaborative approach are important elements of the module. Tutorials are arranged to discuss performance in tests and coursework and to provide additional support where necessary. Introductory notes to the module distributed in the first semester include information and guidance on semester programme, weekly schedule, workload, assessment and a bibliography of supporting multimedia facilities. These are located either in the Language Lounge o r in the Sydney Jones Library. The module is intensive and requires regular commitment. Students are expected to attend all sessions, to hand in weekly directed work and to follow up classes with further reading and listening activities.

Tutorial:
To foster a reflective approach to learning students are encouraged to compile a personal learning diary to inform the reflective component of their portfolio and discuss progress at tutorials.


Syllabus

 

This module will cover topics such fashion and the "Made in Italy" industry, work and the business environment. Grammar will cover aspects like the use of past tenses, comparisons, future and conditional tenses, the imperative and an introduction to the subjunctive.


Recommended Texts

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