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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ITA1021 Module Title: ITALIAN STAGE 2 - EX
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCI202
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 5 Number of ECTS credits: 2.5
Module Availability
Both semesters, two hours per week
Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting
by the setting of writing and oral tasks (which may include a project)
by the setting of writing and oral tasks
Module Overview
Italian Stage 1 or equivalent
Module Aims
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
  • understand the gist and detail of short extracts in the spoken language in a limited range of situations
  • communicate and respond orally with confidence in predictable situations
  • understand the gist and detail of language written on familiar topics
  • write short pieces in the target language using a limited range of vocabulary and structures.  
In addition, students will be able to carry out satisfactorily a substantial linguistic assignment which tests language skill at a higher level of proficiency.
Module Content
Topic areas
  • social introductions
  • personal details
  • age/family/where live/nationality/basic physical description + character
  • counting/spelling/addresses/phone nos./days/months/time/expressing likes and dislikes/hobbies/daily routine
  • basic transactions (shopping, café, buying tickets)
  • writing messages + postcards
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Emphasis is placed on training in listening, speaking and reading skills by means of pair and group work and individual presentations in the language. Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible, and material drawn from a variety of sources, including audio and video tapes, will be exploited. Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.
Selected Texts/Journals
Uno: Corso Comunicativo di Italiano
Collins Sansoni Italian Dictionary
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