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FLTU1605 Beginners Italian 10 credits Semester 1

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Patrizia Lavizani

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

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

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 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 including review of the lesson, consolidation and homework tasks; preparation and practice for the core tasks and the speaking exam

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

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

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 22/08/2023


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