LA640-4-FY-CO:
Advanced Italian

The details
2019/20
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
30
08 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

LA650, LA660

Key module for

(none)

Module description

Advanced Italian is a module designed to consolidate your knowledge by practising listening, reading and speaking skills. We will be working on advanced grammar and vocabulary to help you communicate effectively with native speakers. We will be using a good range of authentic texts such as narrative passages, newspaper articles. We will analyse a range of text types. For the spoken part, you will hgave a scheduled conversation class where you will be able to practice speaking skills and acquire better vocabulary.

Module aims

The aim of this module is for students to reach a language proficiency level of B2 in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should:

Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally with ease and confidence.
Demonstrate the ability to report and summarise for the purpose of discussing and analysing.
Demonstrate awareness of the varieties of spoken and written Italian and registers (e.g. colloquial/casual, formal/consultative) and use them appropriately.
Demonstrate the ability to use fairly correct language and its structures.
Demonstrate awareness of some aspects of current Italian affairs through familiarity with contemporary articles or debates on social media.

Module information

Extra learning materials available on Moodle.
To register to the Repository of Reading Activities:
Log in to MoodleX using your Moodle (and general computing account) details:
https://moodle.essex.ac.uk/auth/mnet/jump.php?hostwwwroot=https%3A%2F%2Fmoodlex.essex.ac.uk&wantsurl=&remoteurl=1
2) Visit the language repository:
https://moodlex.essex.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=103
3) Enrol on the course when asked (self-enrol).

Learning and teaching methods

Language modules typically involve 2-3 contact hours per week. Confirmed details will be announced at the start of the academic year.

Bibliography

  • Chiappini, Loredana; De Filippo, Nuccia. (2005) Un giorno in Italia 2: corso di italiano per stranieri: intermedio, avanzato : libro dello studente con esercizi + CD audio, Roma: Bonacci.
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa. (2016) In altre parole: con una postfazione dell' autrice, Milano: Ugo Guanda Editore.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Class Test 1
Coursework Class Test 2
Coursework Class Test 4
Practical Class Test 3
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. Room: 4.324. E-mail: danic@essex.ac. uk Tel: 01206 874835

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Prof Sonia Cunico
Director of Language Teaching
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 74 hours, 54 (73%) hours available to students:
20 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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