- Code ITAL6501
- 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 Art History, Contemporary Europe, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies
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.
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:
- Communicate simply in Italian in daily contexts including describing people, places and daily routines.
- Comprehend written and multimedia in Italian texts describing people, places and aspects of Italian life and culture.
- Describe Italy's geographical diversity and relevant aspects of Italian society and culture including places of cultural, historical or artistic significance.
- Explain linguistic features of the Italian language using relevant meta-linguistic terminology.
- Explain pragmatic aspects of the Italian language.
Indicative Assessment3 in-class tests 30 min each (10% each, total 30%) [LOs 1,2,4, 5]
Written assignments demonstrating critical analysis (a total of 1000 words, 30%) [LO 1, 3, 4, 5]
1 oral exams 15 min (30%) [LOs 1,3, 5]
Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10%) [LOs 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 4 hours of class time per week, and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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