- Code ITAL2006
- 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 continues the probing review of the Italian language begun in ITAL2005, or equivalent. The course integrates music and literature to further the linguistic and cultural learning objectives of the unit. 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:
- understand a range of texts, written (including poetry), aural and visual on different topics relating to linguistic and intercultural areas (stereotypes about Italians; media; literature; the ‘new' Italian family; folk traditions; the environment);
- interact orally with a degree of fluency and spontaneity;
- present analyses and sustain critical opinions about a variety of issues and texts fluently and accurately;
- conduct guided research for projects on Italian language and culture; and
- write, coherently and accurately, descriptive, analytical and imaginative texts (including poetry) comparing their own culture to the target culture/s.
- 3 in-class tests 50 min each (10% each) (30) [LO 1,4,5]
- Written assignments (a total of 1000 words) (30) [LO 1,4,5]
- 2 oral exams (10 min each, recorded, 15% each) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
- Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10) [LO 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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