ATS2224 - Italian intermediate 2 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Italian Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Barbara Pezzotti


Dr Barbara Pezzotti

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


ATS2223 or equivalent language competence


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The unit will consist of two sections: Intermediate 2 Language and Culture

  1. Language: extend on Intermediate 1 practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers; consolidation and extension of grammatical knowledge through revision;
  2. Culture: an introduction to key aspects of Italian history, society and culture with a focus on the Renaissance and its connections to the present.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. communicate (listen, speak, read and write) competently in a range of topics relevant to Italian society;
  2. extend, consolidate and utilise their knowledge of grammatical concepts and vocabulary with reasonable fluency in reading and writing;
  3. critically examine the cultural and artistic output, and enduring legacy, of the Italian Renaissance in the European context.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

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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