Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
08 April 2019
Requisites for this module
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.
The aim of this module is for students to reach a language proficiency level of B2 in the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).
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.
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:
2) Visit the language repository:
3) Enrol on the course when asked (self-enrol).
Language modules typically involve 2-3 contact hours per week. Confirmed details will be announced at the start of the academic year.
- 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
||Class Test 1
||Class Test 2
||Class Test 4
||Class Test 3
||120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Daniela Carboni
Mrs Daniela Carboni. Room: 4.324. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. uk Tel: 01206 874835
Prof Sonia Cunico
Director of Language Teaching
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).
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