• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Grazia Micciche
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate their clear grasp of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology.
  3. Identify and produce complex linguistic structures orally and in writing.
  4. Demonstrate their command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian.
  5. Conduct independent research, elaborate it and compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Italian history.
  6. Compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Switzerland and Ticino.

Indicative Assessment

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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Workload

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

ITAL2To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ITAL2007 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.007 Intermediate 1 or equivalent competence

Prescribed Texts

De Giuli, A., Guastalla, Naddeo, C.M., Nuovo Magari (livello intermedio e avanzato), Textbook with CD, Firenze: Alma Edizioni, 2013

Preliminary Reading

Baldoni and Santipolo. Note di Storia, Italiana per Stranieri. Perugia Guerra, 2004

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1252 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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