LA630-5-FY-CO:
Higher Intermediate Italian

The details
2019/20
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
05 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
LA620
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
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LA333, LA640

Key module for

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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. We will improve the knowledge of Italian regions.
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.

Bibliography

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 End of term 1 Moodle Quiz
Coursework Portfolio 2
Coursework End of term 2 Moodle Quiz
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

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

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Prof Sonia Cunico
Director of Language Teaching
Resources
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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