- Code ITAL6505
- 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 European Languages, Language Studies
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.
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:
- 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;
- 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;
- Demonstrate their command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian;
- Conduct, develop and synthesise research to compose clear, detailed and critical texts (oral and written) on a variety of subjects; and
- Analyse salient issues, events, figures and texts of Italian culture.
Indicative Assessment2 written research assignments (750 words 15% + 1500 words 25%, total 40%)[LOs 1,2,3,4,5,6]
2 oral presentations (10mins, recorded ,15% + 15 mins, recorded, 25%, total 40%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
1 in class test 50 min (20%) [LOs 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 42 hours of contact in language classes: 3.5 hours per week over 12 weeks; and
b) 88 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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