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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ITAL2016 Italian Language B

20 creditsClass Size: 15

Module manager: Alessandra Flore
Email: a.flore@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisites

ITAL1035Beginners Italian 2

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module consolidates linguistic competence (written and oral) in Italian grammar, vocabulary and style, at a level appropriate for intending Honours students in their second year of Italian.Students develop an accurate, basic language ability in a variety of cultural and social contexts.The textbook Affresco italiano (see reading list for details) is linked to Level B2 of 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.

Objectives

- Consolidation of linguistic competence (written and oral) in Italian grammar, vocabulary and style, at a level appropriate for intending Honours students in their second year of Italian.
- Development of an accurate, basic language ability in a variety of cultural and social contexts.

Learning outcomes
1. Consolidation of knowledge and linguistic competence (written and oral) in Italian grammar, vocabulary and style.
2. Classes on written Italian aim at the elimination of basic grammatical errors, and the development of an accurate, though unpretentious, vocabulary applicable to a variety of cultural and social contexts.
3. Oral classes pursue these goals: to enable students to read an Italian text accurately (as regards with pronunciation) and intelligibility (as regards with phrasing and intonation); to enable students to communicate accurately and with increasing sophistication on selected cultural and social topics.


Syllabus

Oral classes will pursue the goal of enabling students to communicate accurately and with increasing sophistication on selected cultural and social topics. In written classes, a similar range of subject-matter and register will be covered.

Specific grammatical and stylistic points. appropriate to this level, will be analysed.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class201.0020.00
Oral Class201.0020.00
Drop-in Session161.0016.00
Lecture201.0020.00
Private study hours140.00
Total Contact hours76.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)216.00

Private study

Preparation for and follow-up after each class; preparation and completion of a language portfolio during term time; attending a Booster Session for regular language practise; language tandem opportunity; preparation for assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

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

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationOral presentation25.00
PortfolioLanguage Portfolio25.00
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
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

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: 09/07/2021 10:02:51

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