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FLTU1626 Lower Intermediate Italian 10 Credits Semester 1

10 creditsClass Size: 8

Module manager: Patrizia Lavizani

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1613, GCSE Italian/CEFR A2 or equivalent

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1623Lower Inter Italian 20crSem1&2

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Lower intermediate Italian is for students who have already studied Italian for about 2 years/about 90 hours and have reached GCSE, CEFR A2 or equivalent. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of Italian culture. You will develop your presentation skills, your research skills using resources in Italian and your reporting skills.


To consolidate knowledge of Italian at elementary level and develop skills and competence towards CEFR A2 level. On completion of the module students should be able to identify main points and opinions in a familiar context, reporting these with accuracy, and hold longer conversations in Italian, exchanging ideas and opinions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a proficient/or competent language speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Read texts and listen to audio 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 Italy and other countries learners


- Personal information, family and friends
- Society and lifestyle: comparison of schooling and the education system in Italy and England (or other student's countries)
- The world of work in Italy: employment and employability
- Environmental issues: pollution, recycling
- Presentation skill and group practice

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, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework, mock written assessment, oral practice and timely tutor's feedback.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentWriting Task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 20 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

The resit is a writing task.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/06/2019


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