6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit aims to provide a basic foundation in the basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing Italian, and a brief introduction to contemporary Italian social and political history and culture. 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 students should have acquired an overview to key aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society.
Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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