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FLTU1615 Elementary Italian 10 Credits

10 creditsClass Size: 8

Module manager: Patrizia Lavizani
Email: p.lavizani@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1601, FLTU1602, FLTU1603 beginners Italian/CEFR A1 or equivalent

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1613Elementary Italian 20cr Sem1&2

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Elementary 10 credits Italian is for students who have completed a beginners module and/or spent some time in Italy and have reached CEFR A1 or equivalent and want to improve their Italian but have only 10 credits spare. The focus is on achieving a reasonable level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of Italian culture.

Objectives

To consolidate knowledge of Italian at beginners level and develop skills and competence towards CEFR A2 level/equivalent. On completion of the module students should be able to identify the main language points in familiar contexts and hold conversations in Italian on the topics covered. They should feel confident in using their Italian and in accessing a variety of authentic resources. Students should also develop a deeper awareness of Italian culture.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a proficient language speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Read texts of a reasonable length
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in daily life, in work and at university, and be able to understand the main points of audio-visual material when the delivery is at a reasonable pace
- Describe experiences and impressions orally and in writing
- Demonstrate greater understanding of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Italian and English


Syllabus

- Talking about holiday and future plans revision
- Discussing interests and leisure
- Going shopping: for food and clothes
- Arranging a meeting with friends/colleagues: making informal phone calls

Cultural awareness: free choice of topic

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week, weekly homework, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes, preparation and practice for the in-class tasks and final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework, peer and tutor feedback; mock tasks in preparation for the summative assessment


Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class test50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

The resit takes the form of a writing task.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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