• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Italian
  • Areas of interest Art History, Contemporary Europe, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, European Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Joshua Brown
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Communicate simply in Italian in daily contexts including describing people, places and daily routines.
  2. Comprehend written and multimedia in Italian texts describing people, places and aspects of Italian life and culture.
  3. Describe Italy's geographical diversity and relevant aspects of Italian society and culture including places of cultural, historical or artistic significance.
  4. Explain linguistic features of the Italian language using relevant meta-linguistic terminology.
  5. Explain pragmatic aspects of the Italian language.

Indicative Assessment

3 in-class tests 30 min each (10% each, total 30%) [LOs 1,2,4, 5]
Written assignments demonstrating critical analysis (a total of 1000 words, 30%) [LO 1, 3, 4, 5]
1 oral exams 15 min (30%) [LOs 1,3, 5]
Pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities (10%) [LOs 1,2,3,4,5]
 

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Workload

130 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

Incompatible with ITAL1002

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2406 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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