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BA Italian

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

Research Skills:

· Self-select or develop their own research questions and identify appropriate methods through which to address these;
· Present a structured and nuanced argument, and communicate using terminology and concepts appropriate to the field(s) of study;
· Identify and locate primary and secondary sources pertinent to the questions being addressed and critically evaluate their respective contributions;
· Demonstrate dexterity and sensitivity in use of material engaging with conventions appropriate to the discipline.

Language Skills and Intercultural Awareness:

· Communicate effectively and appropriately in the target language on a range of topics with a reasonable degree of grammatical accuracy;
· Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the structures and registers of the target language;
· Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to respond appropriately in social contexts in which the target language is used;
· Engage with different genres encountered in daily life in cultures in which the target language is spoken.

Subject Knowledge:

· Show a general understanding and cultural awareness of societies in which the target language is spoken;
· Identify specific aspects of literatures and social and historical issues pertaining in the cultures in which the target language is spoken and locate them within this broader background;
· Make use of specialist knowledge needed to support critical understanding of the significance of major themes within the field(s) of study.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

· Oral, written and practical skills in the target language
· The organisation of life and study in a foreign country
· Inter-personal skills required to operate in a foreign society
· The ability to appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners
· Skills necessary for the communication of information
· Skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility and decision making
· Lifelong learning skills such as time management, group working, communication, planning and leadership.


Achievement will be assessed (on a Pass/Fail basis) by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes specified for the residence abroad year and will be in line with assessment of the residence abroad year for all other language programmes. This will include:
· Language tasks as specified in the module description and as directed by the Residence Abroad Tutor
· Submission of a written report demonstrating that the learning outcomes for the year have been met in terms of personal, professional and academic development and the ability to reflect critically on the value of the experience in these areas


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