• 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 Second Semester 2016
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This course builds on basic knowledge and skills acquired in the ITAL 1002 course, or equivalent.  It is designed to broaden the knowledge and skills required to use Italian in a variety of 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, with particular attention to Italian films. 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 Italian in daily contexts including describing people, places, daily routines, and narrating events in the past.
  2. Comprehend written and multimedia Italian texts describing people, places and aspects of Italian life and culture.
  3. Appreciate relevant aspects of Italian society and culture.
  4. Have a good grasp of Italy's geographical diversity and places of cultural, historical and artistic significance.
  5. Recognize and use a  range of  linguistic features of the Italian language (grammar and lexicon)and relevant meta-linguistic terminology.
  6. Understand and put into practice basic pragmatic aspects of Italian.

Indicative Assessment

In-class grammar quizzes (20%) [LO 5]

In-class class Tests (one listening/comprehension and one reading) (30%) [LOs 2, 3, 5]

One in-class oral test (15%) [LOs 1, 3, 4, 5, 6] 

One multimedia assignment (20%). [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] 

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

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

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ITAL1002 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. Incompatible with ITAL6502.

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



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:
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.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7218 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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