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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ITAL3010 Italian Language 3

20 creditsClass Size: 45

Module manager: Olivia Santovetti

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

Satisfactory completion of ITAL2011/2015/2016/2017 or equivalent.

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to further develop language skills, building upon the enhancement of the command of Italian achieved during level 2 and residence in Italy.The aim is to approach the ability to speak, write and understand Italian that is possessed by an educated native speaker. This involves achieving communicative competence with sensitivity to appropriate register, orally and in writing.Students who wish to enrol on this module as an discovery module are asked to contact the module manager.


Further consolidation of written and oral aptitude at an appropriately extended level, through familiarity with sophisticated literary and non-literary linguistic constructions in a variety of registers.

Learning outcomes
- knowledge and understanding of complex grammatical and syntactical structures in Italian;
- advanced knowledge of Italian vocabulary;
- an appreciation of nuances of style and register in oral and written communication.

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module students should have enhanced their skills in writing, speaking, reading and listening to Italian and be able to:
- express themselves fluently and accurately in Italian at an advanced level, in writing and orally, demonstrating awareness and use of register and vocabulary appropriate to the context, and awareness of Italian society and culture;
- translate between Italian and English accurately and idiomatically;
- prepare, deliver and discuss a short oral relazione in Italian.


Oral classes will develop students' ability to express themselves clearly and cogently on matters requiring an in-depth knowledge of Italian at an extended level; and will prepare students for the final oral examination.

Written classes will pursue a similar aim in relation to the particular demands of a specialised form of communication.

In both cases, grammatical nuances and linguistic phenomena will be isolated and analysed as appropriate.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class301.0030.00
Oral Class201.0020.00
Private study hours139.00
Total Contact hours61.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation for and follow-up after each class
- Preparation for assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Regular written work handed in and/or discussed in class
- Continuous assessment of oral work
- Class performance.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral PresentationSeminar presentation10.00
Tutorial PerformanceClass participation5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)15.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins35.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins35.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 11/06/2019


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