• Class Number 2765
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Bruna Carboni
    • Bruna Carboni
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

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:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Communicate simply in Italian in 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. Describe Italy's geographical diversity and relevant aspects of Italian society and culture including places of cultural, historical or artistic significance.
  4. Explain linguistic features of the Italian language using relevant meta-linguistic terminology.
  5. Explain pragmatic aspects of the Italian language.

Examination Material or equipment

Students should always bring their ear phones during quizzes in the Language Lab. No flash cards or notes are permitted during the orals.

Required Resources

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

Links and resources are available on the Wattle course web page.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written comments on assignments and written/oral tests;
  • Verbal general comments in class;
  • Feedback to the whole class on grammar, vocabulary and culture quizzes;
  • Individual feedback when requested;
  • Focus groups in class before class representatives meeting with Head of School or when necessary

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Primi contatti- Lezione 1 Introduction to the course Proposed/ agreed assessment
2 Primi contatti- Lezione 1 Caffè culturale,Lezione 1 Buon appettito- Lezione 2
3 Buon appettito- Lezione 2
4 Monday: Canberra Day Io e gli altri- Lezione 3 Caffè culturale Lezione 2 On Thursday : Quiz 1 (10%)
5 Io e gli altri- Lezione 3 Feedback on quiz 1 “Laboratorio di scrittura
6 Tempo libero- Lezione 4 Caffè culturale lezione 3
7 Tempo libero- Lezione 4 “Laboratorio di scrittura”
8 In giro per l’Italia- Lezione 5 Wednesday: Anzac Day “Caffè culturale” Lezione 4 On Thursday: Quiz 2 (10%)
9 In giro per l’Italia- Lezione 5 Feedback on Quiz 3 Laboratorio di scrittura
10 In albergo- Lezione 6 Caffè culturale Lezione 5
11 In albergo- Lezione 6 , Caffe’ culturale Laboratorio di scrittura
12 Assessments + Written assessment Monday: Orals; (30%) Tuesday: Orals Wednesday: Orals Thursday: Quiz 3 (10%) Friday: “Il mio Portfolio” by 4:00 pm (30%)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Four quizzes (Language Lab) 20 % 02/03/2019 21/03/2019 1,2,4,5
Test 1 e 2 30 % 04/04/2019 18/04/2019 1,3,4,5
In class composition 20 % 16/05/2019 30/05/2019 1,3,5
Orals week 20 % 27/05/2019 10/06/2019 1,2,3,4,5
Participation 10 % 27/06/2019 27/06/2019 1,2,3,4,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


No formal examination.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 02/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 21/03/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4,5

Four quizzes (Language Lab)

These quizzes, run in the Language Lab on week 4,8 and 12 will test your knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, culture, your reading and listening skills with a series of exercises such as T/F, multiple choice, fill-in the blanks, etc. They normally take 40 minutes.


Estimated return date: Mark is visible immediately and a feedback is given to the whole class the week after.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 04/04/2019
Return of Assessment: 18/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4,5

Test 1 e 2

You will write a portfolio on topics reflecting the content of the course (Introducing yourself, a friend, describing your typical day and your free time, describing an important Italian person, an Italian city, etc). You will also be required to include pictures in your portfolio. In preparation for this assessment, the

so-called “Laboratorio di scrittura” will be held, normally on Thursday and students will be guided to develop their writing skills. The topics  will be corrected in class with some advice which will help you write your final version to be included in the portfolio. The portfolio will have to be submitted on wattle within 4:00 pm of Friday  25th May.

Word limit: 600 words (For the whole portfolio)

Value: 30 %

Assessment rubrics: Please refer to the rubric on wattle

Estimated return date: after two weeks on wattle

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 16/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 30/05/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,5

In class composition

An in class composition

Assessment Task 4

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 27/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 10/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Orals week

dialogues with your chosen partner

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 27/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 27/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5


Participation in class dialogue

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) as submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

The Portfolio will be returned online via wattle with electronic feedback.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission of assignments is not allowed. 

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

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02 612454169

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