- Code ITAL2008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Italian
- Areas of interest European Languages
The aims of the course are to extend students' fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Italian, to promote a deeper linguistic and cultural sensitivity in social interactions in Italian and to introduce students to Italian history and history of the language. Class time is divided between interactive language work, focus and reflection on form, and a series of lectures on history, language and culture aimed at developing students' understanding of the origins of the Italian state and its rich historical, linguistic, artistic and cultural background.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate their understanding of extended speech, including lectures in Italian about Italian history and the history of Italians in Canton Ticino, and current affairs programs and films using a variety of registers and spoken Italian.
- Demonstrate their clear grasp of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology.
- Identify and produce complex linguistic structures orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate their command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian.
- Conduct independent research, elaborate it and compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Italian history.
- Compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Switzerland and Ticino.
Two take home written assignments:
One linked to the Swiss Embassy Essay Competition, 1000 words (20%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
One-semester-long individual written research project, 1500 words (20%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5] with an
Oral presentation linked to Italian cultural history (15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Class review test (20%) [LO 2]
In-class oral assessment on current affairs (15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4]
And at home preparation of exercises for class (10%) [LOs 2, 3]
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3 hours of classes plus 1 hour of audio-visual activities per week, plus 6 hours of regular work per week outside class.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAlessandro De Giuli, Carlo Guastalla, Ciro Massimo Naddeo, Nuovo Magari B2, Firenze: Alma Edizioni (Latest edition).
Baldoni and Santipolo. Note di Storia, Italiana per Stranieri. Perugia Guerra, 2004
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6369||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|