- Code ITAL6506
- 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
The aims of the course are to extend students' fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Italian, to promote a deeper linguistic and cultural sensitivity in social interactions in Italian and to introduce students to Italian history and history of the language. Class time is divided between interactive language work, focus and reflection on form, and a series of lectures on history, language and culture aimed at developing students' understanding of the origins of the Italian state and its rich historical, linguistic, artistic and cultural background.
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 about diverse aspects of Italian history, and current affairs programs and films using an increasing variety of registers and spoken Italian;
- Demonstrate their clear grasp of Italian grammar and related linguistic terminology;
- Identify and produce more complex linguistic structures orally and in writing than in Italian Studies - Intermediate I;
- Demonstrate a higher command of a wide range of vocabulary, idioms and Italian gestures; phonetics and phonology of Italian;
- Conduct, develop and synthesise research to compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Italian history; and
- Compose clear, analytical essays comparing issues and different perspective linked to Switzerland and Ticino.
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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