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ITAL1035 Beginners Italian 2

20 creditsClass Size: 65

Module manager: Alessandra Flore

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

Pre-requisite qualifications

- Successful completion of ITAL1030.
- Students wanting to take this module as a Discovery module need to get the permission of the Programme Manager for Italian before enrolling onto the module. Approval will be based on prior knowledge of Italian and any FLTU Italian modules which may have been taken.


ITAL1030Beginners Italian 1


ITAL1030Beginners Italian 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to take students rapidly from about A1-level standard to about A2-level standard in the use and understanding of written and spoken Italian. Teaching is by four one-hour language classes each week. As this module is compulsory for Italian degree students, the number of discovery module places may be limited. Students wishing to take discovery Italian from scratch are advised to consider modules offered by the Language Centre, with the code FLTU. These are advised especially to students wishing to take a more communicative and less intensive approach to learning Italian language. The textbook Affresco Italiano (see reading list for details) is linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). The CEFR describes language ability on a scale of levels from A1 for beginners up to C2. The incorporation of the CEFR demonstrates:- the validity of our language programme - facilitates students' understanding of the level they achieve- logical progression through levels. Knowledge of the CEFR enhances:- students' engagement with the language learning experience- students' motivation and progress during their experience abroad;- educational and occupational mobility thanks to the transferability of the CEFR system


On completion of this module, students will:
- have a thorough grounding in the principal constructions of Italian grammar and in the basic vocabulary of Italian
- be able to use and understand written and spoken Italian with some competence in a variety of contexts.


This module, intended to follow Beginners Italian 1, will:
a) complete the study of the basic rules of Italian grammar, including more advanced constructions, such as the use of the Imperfect and Future tenses.
b) give further practice in reading Italian.
c) give further practice in the comprehension of spoken Italian.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class401.0040.00
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Written work: at least 3 hours a week
Oral work: at least 3 hours a week

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
Reflective logLanguage Log10.00
Oral Presentation.5.00
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 60.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins15.00
Practical Exam / OSCE1 hr 00 mins10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)85.00

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

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:39


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