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FLTU1601 Beginners Italian 20 credits, Semester 1

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Patrizia Lavizani

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1602Beginners Italian
FLTU1603Beginners Italian 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1605Beginners Italian
FLTU1609Beginners Italian 10 credits Semester 2

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Italian. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing confidence and a degree of accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations. The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in the Italy and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Italian society and culture.


This module aims to introduce students to the Italian language 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 for that level. They should also develop an awareness of Italian culture.

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


1. exchange personal information about themselves and their family
2. understand and give simple descriptions
3. understand and use numbers, the time, dates and ask about prices
4. talk about daily routine
5. talk about likes and dislikes
6. travel by public transports, understand and give simple directions
7. talk about where people live and the weather
8. book accommodation
9. eating out

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours160.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Guided independent study each week including review of the lesson, self study and homework tasks; preparation and practice for the final exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

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

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentIn-class task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 29/04/2022 15:24:30


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