Higher Intermediate Italian

The details
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 02 July 2021
16 May 2020


Requisites for this module


LA333, LA640

Key module for


Module description

Higher Intermediate Italian is a module designed to build your confidence through practising listening, reading and speaking skills. After working on basic grammar and vocabulary in previous years, you need to gain confidence and improve your listening/speaking. The idea is to help you communicate effectively with native speakers. We will be doing a lot of work on understanding spoken Italian, speeding up your delivery and being able to cope with conversations in the target language. We will be using a good range of authentic texts such as narrative passages, folk tales and pop music. We will also look at how to improve reading skills. The emphasis of the module is NOT on grammar. However, I am happy to revise or explain grammar topics on request.

Module aims

The overall aim of the module is to achieve proficiency equivalent to level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in speaking, writing, reading and listening.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should:
Be able to talk about present, past and future events
Be able to identify the correct register without looking at a script
Be able to express likes and dislikes
Be able to recommend and give advice.

Module information

Extra learning materials available on Moodle

Learning and teaching methods

Individual, peer and group work will be encouraged. The classes will benefit from the use of a Moodle page as well as a booklet.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Portfolio 1      
Coursework   Moodle Quiz     
Coursework   Portfolio 2     
Coursework   Class Test     
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%


Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Daniela Carboni, email:
Mrs. Daniela Carboni
Mrs Daniela Carboni, office: 4.324, telephone: 01206 874835, email:



External examiner

Prof Sonia Cunico
University of Exeter
Director of Language Teaching
Available via Moodle
Of 58 hours, 36 (62.1%) hours available to students:
22 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Language and Linguistics

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