Mastery Level Italian
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
10 April 2019
Requisites for this module
LA640 or LA650
The Department of Language and Linguistics can offer guidance on prior knowledge or qualification exemptions.
BA R9R3 European Studies with Italian,
BA R9R7 European Studies with Italian (Including Foundation Year),
BA RR38 Italian Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RR40 Italian Studies and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year)
This is a final year module at the end of which, you are expected to achieve a Mastery level C1-C2 in Italian as described in the Common European Framework (CEFR).
To reach a near native speaker standard of spoken and written language for the purpose of discussing and analysing complex social issues and ideas.
To develop your linguistic awareness and usage of varieties of spoken and written Italian (e.g. colloquial, narrative, academic, journalistic).
To help you acquire good knowledge of Italian culture and civilisation with emphasis on history, literature (especially the 20th century), politics, cinema, art and society.
In this module you will make extensive use of authentic and online materials
At the end of the course you should be able to:
• Critically analyse Italian contemporary fiction as well as complex specialised and non-specialised texts.
• Write in Italian reports, summaries, essays etc. using different registers.
• Take part in discussion and delivered structured and clear presentations in Italian.
• Develop transferable study skills such as independent learning, critical, analytical thinking, problem-solving, team-working, planning and delivering of oral presentations, time-management, use of electronic media.
Please see the weekly schedule on the Moodle module page regularly for learning materials.
3 contact hr p/w: 1hr reading and debating class, 1hr reading and writing, 1 language structure.
- Roggeri, Vanessa. (2018, 2013) Il cuore selvatico del ginepro, Milano: Garzanti.
- De Giuli, Alessandro; Guastalla, Carlo; Naddeo, Ciro Massimo. (2013) Nuovo magari: corso di lingua e cultura italiana, di livello intermedio e avanzato, C1/C2, Firenze: Alma Edizioni.
- Murgia, Michela. (c2009) Accabadora, Torino: Einaudi.
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 - La Storia Italiana
||Set Book 1
|| Set Book 2 - Short Essay
||Presentation - Italian Cinema or other discussed topic
||180 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ignazia Posadinu, 4.320.A, firstname.lastname@example.org; 01206 872239
Prof Sonia Cunico
Director of Language Teaching
Available via Moodle
Of 38 hours, 10 (26.3%) hours available to students:
28 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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