- Code ITAL2005
- 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
The aim of this course is to deepen and build upon the introductory grounding in Italian that students have gained by completing their first year of Italian, or equivalent. Audiovisual material and computer aided language teaching are incorporated into the classroom, and the course includes study of Italian songs to further students' linguistic and cultural learning. Active language production is encouraged in classroom situations such as role playing, structured conversations and reading and writing activities. Class time is divided between interactive language work, linguistic reflection and Italian culture and society. The assessment is designed to optimise learning through tasks that presume a holistic conception of language and culture 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:
- Understand a range of short texts, written, aural and visual on different topics relating to linguistic and cultural areas related to familiar matters (Italian youth and the Internet; study work and leisure; health and eating habits; living in Italy; immigration).
- Converse spontaneously on familiar topics.
- Produce brief fluent and accurate presentations describing experiences or expressing their critical opinion on events, people and texts.
- Describe with grammatical, lexical and cultural coherence and accuracy their reactions to a repertoire of Italian songs (folk, pop, lyrical) and films.
- Produce brief creative texts.
Indicative Assessment3 in-class tests 50 min each (10% each, total 30%) [LOs 1, 4, 5]
Written assignments (a total of 800 words, 30%) [LO 1, 4, 5]
2 oral exams (10 min each, recorded, 15% each, total 30%) [LOs 2,3, 4]
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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Italian Espresso 2 (Textbook, CD and workbook bundle). Firenze: Alma Edizioni, 2007
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