• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Italian
  • Areas of interest Art History, Contemporary Europe, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Piera Carroli
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course provides an introduction to Italian language and culture.  It is designed to give learners the knowledge and skills required to use Italian in a variety of daily contexts. The methodology employed adopts an Intercultural Perspective and integrates a Communicative Approach, aiming to develop all language skills, with linguistic reflection.

Use is made of different media and authentic texts, in addition to the prescribed course materials. Class time is divided between interactive language work, linguistic and cultural reflection and computer aided language learning.

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. Communicate simply in Italian daily contexts including describing people, places and daily routines.
  2. Comprehend written and multimedia in Italian texts describing people, places and aspects of Italian life and culture.
  3. Understand aspects of Italian society and culture.
  4. Appreciate Italy's geographical diversity and places of cultural, historical and artistic significance.
  5. Understand some basic linguistic features of the Italian language and relevant meta-linguistic terminology.
  6. Understand basic pragmatic aspects of the Italian.

Indicative Assessment

In class quizzes  (/grammar/culture/geography 30%) [LOs 3, 4, 5]

In class reading/listening /writing tests 20%  [LOs 2, 3, 4, 5]

One recorded oral test (15%) [LOs 1, 3, 5, 6]

Online glossary and regular workbook exercises (15%) [LOs 5, 2]

One multimedia (visual/written/aural) assignment: Speaking postcard (20%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

4 hours of classes and an average of 6 hours of study outside of class time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ITAL6501

Prescribed Texts

Gruppo Italiaidea, New Italian Espresso (beginner and pre-intermediate, Italian course for English speakers), Textbook with CD and Workbook, Firenze: Alma Edizioni, 2014

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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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2057 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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