• 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, European Languages, European Studies, Literature, Film

This course develops students' language competence while extending students' knowledge of contemporary Italian culture and society through study of a selection of written texts and films. The course integrates written and multi-media materials to increase students' fluency and accuracy in oral and written forms, including recognition and ability to use appropriately idiomatic forms of the language within their cultural context. Active language production is encouraged in classroom situations, structured conversations and oral presentations. Class time is divided between interactive language work using information from the Italian media, focus and reflection on form, and analysis of written and audiovisual materials.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate their understanding of extended speech, including lectures in Italian, TV news, current affairs programs and films using a variety of registers and spoken Italian.
  2. Apply their clear grasp of the major aspects of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology by identifying and producing complex linguistic structures orally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate their command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian.
  4. Conduct, develop and synthesise research to compose clear, detailed and critical texts (oral and written) on a variety of subjects.
  5. Understand salient issues, events, figures and texts of Italian culture.

Indicative Assessment

Online (Wattle) and at-home activities, ongoing 1-2 hr per week, (10%) [Learning Outcomes 2,3]
Grammar and Lexicon tests (in class), 20-30 min, (15%) [Learning Outcomes 2]
Oral presentations (recorded), 10-15 min each, (45%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Essay, 1200 words, (30%), [Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact: 3.5 hours class time per week
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ITAL2006 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 ITAL6505.

Prescribed Texts

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

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
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2051 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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