- Class Number 2016
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Francesco Ricatti
- Bruna Carboni
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- communicate simply in Italian daily contexts including describing people, places and daily routines;
- comprehend written and multimedia Italian texts describing people, places and aspects of Italian life and culture;
- describe aspects of Italy's geographical diversity and relevant aspects of Italian society and culture including places of cultural, historical or artistic significance;
- understand some basic linguistic features of the Italian language and relevant meta-linguistic terminology; and
- understand some basic pragmatic aspects of the Italian language.
Textbook and Workbook for New Italian Espresso 1 (Beginner and pre-intermediate Italian course for English speakers), Italy, Alma Edizioni, 2021 edition (Also available in E-book format). Please make sure you have the new (2021) edition.
Available on Wattle
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- computer generated feedback
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
All work submitted must be the student's own work, completed without the help of others (including others with language abilities), and without the use of Google translate (or other similar websites). Improper collaboration or use of external materials of this nature constitutes academic misconduct and will be dealt with in accordance with ANU policy.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to the course Proposed/ agreed assessment Primi contatti- Lezione 1 Contenuti di lingua: salutare, presentarsi, chiedere e fare lo spelling, l’alfabeto, la pronuncia di “c” e “g”, le nazioni e nazionalità (maschile e femminile singolare), chiedere e dire la provenienza, i numeri da zero a venti. Contenuti di cultura: Come studiare una lingua|
|2||Primi contatti- Lezione 1, caffè culturale e videocorso Buon appetito- Lezione 2 Contenuti di lingua: Chiedere e dare info personali (indirizzo di casa, indirizzo mail e numero di telefono), alcune preposizioni di luogo (in, a, di), lessico sul cibo, i sostantivi maschili e femminili, i plurale dei sostantivi, leggere e capire un menù. Contenuti di cultura: Introduzione alla geografia italiana|
|3||Buon appetito- Lezione 2 Caffè culturale e videocorso lezione 2 Contenuti di lingua: Altro lessico sul cibo, gli articoli determinativi e indeterminativi, ordinare al bar e al ristorante, i numeri da venti a cento, gli aggettivi dimostrativi (questo/a, quello/a) Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia nel contesto europeo||Quiz 1: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 3 to Wednesday week 4|
|4||Io e gli altri- Lezione 3 Contenuti di lingua: presentare qualcuno (Questo è, questa è..), la coniugazione all’indicativo presente di alcuni verbi, soprattutto in “are”, i verbi essere e avere, alcuni verbi irregolari, dire che lingue si parlano, i giorni della settimana, alcuni sostantivi irregolari, le preposizioni (di, a, per), chiedere e dire la professione, sostantivi maschili e femminili sulle professioni, lessico sulla roba e i colori. Contenuti di cultura: Le isole maggiori: Sicilia e Sardegna||Quiz 1: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 3 to Wednesday week 4|
|5||Io e gli altri- Lezione 3 Contenuti di lingua: Posti di lavoro, presentare qualcuno (nome, nazionalità, professione, che lingue parla, descrizione fisica e della personalità, che roba indossa nella foto), gli aggettivi del primo e secondo tipo, alcune eccezioni e e la concordanza con i sostantivi, i numeri da 100 in poi, differenze tra contesto formale e informale, lessico “Il corpo umano”, il verbo “stare”. Caffè culturale e videocorso lezione 3 Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia meridionale (I) Calabria, Puglia e Basilicata||Quiz 2: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 5 to Wednesday 6|
|6||Tempo libero- Lezione 4 Contenuti di lingua: lessico sul tempo libero, il presente indicativo dei gruppi in “are, “ere”, “ire” primo e secondo tipo, gli avverbi di frequenza, chiedere e dire l’ora” Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia meridionale (II): Campania, Molise e Abbruzzo||Quiz 2: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 5 to Wednesday 6 In-class Test 1|
|7||Tempo libero- Lezione 4 Caffè culturale e videocorso Lezione 4 Contenuti di lingua: Il presente indicativo dei verbi regolari e dei verbi ausiliari (ripasso), il presente indicativo di alcuni verbi irregolari, usi del presente indicativo, lessico sulle facoltà, gli interrogativi, espressioni quali avere paura di, avere voglia di, avere bisogno di, l’indicativo presente di alcuni verbi irregolari, differenza tra il verbo conoscere e sapere, , il verbo piacere Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia centrale: Lazio, Umbria e Marche||Quiz 3: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 7 to Wednesday week 8|
|8||In giro per l’Italia- Lezione 5 Contenuti di lingua: Attività di consolidamento sul tempo libero, la giornata tipica, l’indicativo presente di alcuni verbi irregolari, i verbi riflessivi. Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia centro-settentrionale: Toscana, Emilia e Liguria||Tuesday: ANZAC Day Quiz 3: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 7 to Wednesday week 8|
|9||In giro per l’Italia- Lezione 5 Contenuti di lingua: Attività di consolidamento sul verbo piacere e sui verbi riflessivi, il verbo piacere con i verbi riflessivi, “Il tempo metereologico”, i mezzi di trasporto, c’è/ci sono, come descrivere una città, aggettivi utili, alcune preposizioni di luogo (tra, davanti a, dietro, davanti a), le preposizioni articolate (al, allo…), chiedere e dire l’ora (ripasso) Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia settentrionale (I): Valle D’Aosta, Piemonte e Trentino||Quiz 4: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 9 to Wednesday week 10|
|10||In albergo- Lezione 6 Caffè culturale e videocorso Lezione 5 Contenuti di lingua: Attività di consolidamento su come descrivere una città (esempi e lessico utile), i servizi offerti dagli alberghi, i verbi modali, lessico albergo, gli avverbi “bene”, “male”, i mesi, le preposizioni articolate Laboratorio di scrittura e ripasso per il Test 2 Contenuti di cultura: L’Italia settentrionale (II): Lombardia, Veneto e Friuli Venezia Giulia||Quiz 4: The quiz will be accessible online from Thursday week 9 to Wednesday week 10|
|11||In albergo- Lezione 6, Caffè culturale e videocorso Contenuti di lingua: Attività di consolidamento con vari esempi di dialoghi in albergo e dialoghi al ristorante, le mie preferenze, practising for the oral Contenuti di cultura: Ripasso e discussione finale||In-class test 2|
|12||Practice for the oral assessment; oral assessment||Oral assessment: Dialogues in pairs|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|1. Quizzes (20%)||20 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|2. In-class tests (40%)||40 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|3. Dialogues in pairs (25%)||25 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|4. Pre-, in-, and post-class activities (15%)||15 %||1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
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Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1. Quizzes (20%)
Four quizzes (5% each) to be completed at home on Wattle to test knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and culture with a series of exercises such as T/F, multiple choice, fill-in the blanks, etc. You can attempt each quiz as many time as you like and only the best result will be recorded. Check class overview and Wattle for due dates.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2. In-class tests (40%)
Two in-class tests, run in class in Weeks 6 (15%) and 11 (25%), to test knowledge of grammar, reading, listening and writing skills, and general knowledge of Italian geography. No dictionaries or other aids are permitted. Test 2 will also include an in-class composition (150-200 words) about a topic reflecting the content of the course. Please note you will need to bring your laptop in class, as the test will be completed via Wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
3. Dialogues in pairs (25%)
Dialogues in Italian with a partner, based on a set of topics relating to the material covered in the course. On the day of the oral you and your partner will be given 3 of those topics, one of which will be about Italy's geography. You will have 15 minutes to practise before presenting the three dialogues to the examiner (approximately 4 minutes per dialogue). No flash cards or notes are permitted.
Those dialogues will be followed by a conversation with the examiner (approximately 6 minutes).
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4. Pre-, in-, and post-class activities (15%)
Attendance and active and informed participation in class discussion; completion of pre-class, in-class and post-class activities.
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The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
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) submission must be through Turnitin.
The in-class tests will be computer based (you will need a laptop and access to Wattle).
The online quizzes will be completed online via Wattle.
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.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. 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.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
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Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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.
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