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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ITAL1032 Lower Intermediate Italian (A2+ of the CEFR)

20 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Simone Lomartire

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Pre-requisite qualifications

- Successful completion of ITAL1030 - Beginners Italian (A1 of the CEFR).
- Students wanting to take this module as a Discovery module need to get the permission of the Programme Manager for Italian before enrolling onto the module. Approval will be based on prior knowledge of Italian and any FLTU Italian modules which may have been previously taken.


ITAL1030Beginners Italian 1

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1613Elementary Italian 20cr Sem1&2
FLTU1615Elementary Italian 10 Credits
FLTU1623Lower Inter Italian 20crSem1&2
FLTU1626Lower Intermediate Italian 10 Credits Semester 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to take students rapidly from about A1-level to about A2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in the understanding and use of written and spoken Italian. Teaching is by four one-hour language classes each week, whose aim is to develop accuracy, general and communicative language competences in Italian, at CEFR Level A2+. The textbook in use (see reading list for details) is linked to the CEFR, and will support in-class activities. These intend to help students practise receptive, productive, and interactive skills in Italian, while assisting students developing key competences in a variety of contexts, up to CEFR Level A2+ in Italian.Dedicated drop-in sessions provide students with opportunities to network with peers, explore areas of interest, and ask specific questions on module content and coursework while helping consolidate key skills and knowledge throughout the module.As this module is compulsory for Italian degree students, the number of discovery module places may be limited; those students wishing to take a more communicative and less intensive approach to learning Italian language are advised to consider modules offered by Languages for All (LfA).


This module takes students from CEFR A1 level to CEFR A2+ level in Italian. It focuses on consolidating accuracy, general and communicative language competences when using the language in a range of contexts up to A2+ level.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will:
1. Have a more in-depth grounding in the principal constructions of Italian grammar and key Italian vocabulary in the topics covered.
2. Further be able to extract accurately key information from written, audio and visual material in Italian, up to CEFR Level A2+.
3. Be able to understand and use written and spoken Italian with some competence in a variety of contexts up to CEFR Level A2+.
4. Have a correct pronunciation and intonation in Italian.
5. Demonstrate an awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between Italian and English.


Topic areas normally included are:
• The study of the basic rules of Italian grammar, including more advanced constructions at CEFR Level A2+, such as the use of the Imperfect and Future tenses.
• Reading and writing in Italian around everyday topics and their corresponding vocabulary at CEFR Level A2+.
• Audio-visual comprehension and speaking activities around familiar topics in Italian at CEFR Level A2+.
• The study of the cultures of the Italian-speaking world.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class401.0040.00
Independent online learning hours10.00
Private study hours150.00
Total Contact hours40.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

• Independent online learning: self-study tasks on the VLE and the Language Zone (10 hours)
• Private Study: review of the lesson, attendance to drop-in sessions, and preparation for the weekly classes (45 hours); guided and independent study (35 hours); assessed work write-up (45 hours); exam preparation (25 hours)

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Feedback on formative submission of Language Log before Easter; feedback on guided independent study (e.g. during drop-in sessions); feedback on activities which need preparing before class; feedback on in-class performance (e.g. after written exercises, speaking activities, and pop quizzes which are constructively aligned against the summative assessment).

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Reflective logLanguage Log25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S2)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins35.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Oral components re-sit can be arranged on campus or online in August re-sit period.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:41:45


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