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ITA2010 - Italian Studies 1

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Carolyn James


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit aims to provide a basic foundation in the basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing Italian, and an introduction to contemporary Italian history, culture and Italian society. It is specifically designed for those students who have little or no knowledge of the language.


Upon successful completion of this unit, learners should be able to: understand, speak and write basic Italian with reference to present, past and future events in a range of everyday situations, read authentic texts for gist or for specific information; have acquired an understanding of basic structural aspects of Italian; have developed an enhanced understanding of language learning and communication strategies. From the first year culture component learners should have acquired an overview to key aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society.


Culture (test and essay): 30%
Language (class work, vocab and grammar tests and homework exercises): 40%
Examination: 30%

Contact hours

5 hours (1 hour culture lecture and 4 hours language workshops) per week


Students enrolled in Arts courses are prohibited from taking this unit.