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FLTU1609 Beginners Italian 10 credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Simone Lomartire

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

None - no previous knowledge/study

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1601Beginners Italian 20cr Sem1
FLTU1602Beginners Italian
FLTU1603Beginners Italian 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1605Beginners Italian

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Beginners Italian 10 credits is for students who have not previously studied Italian. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to Italian culture. You may want to learn a new language, you may already have an interest in Italy or you may be planning to travel - whatever your reason, this module will equip you with some practical language skills and intercultural awareness. Please be aware that if you are interested in progressing to elementary level, you should take a 20-credit module in beginners Italian.


This module aims to introduce students to Italian and gradually develop their ability to function at beginners' level. Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar expected at this stage. They should also develop an awareness of Italian culture.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered
- extract accurately the key information from written, audio and or/visual material
- understand and make themselves understood by a proficient language speaker in specific contexts
- demonstrate a basic knowledge of grammar and use the present tense of regular and some irregular verbs
- demonstrate a basic awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Italian and English


- exchange personal information about themselves and their family
- understand and give simple descriptions of a person and a person’s character
- understand and express numbers, the time, days and dates
- talk about daily routine
- talk about likes and dislikes
- talk about leisure activities
- cultural awareness

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class112.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
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

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on the in-class task and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class tasks50.00
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 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resit takes the form of a writing task.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:36:39


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