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.
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
or equivalent language competence
The unit will consist of two sections: Language and Culture. Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers, consolidation of grammatical structures. Culture: an introduction to contemporary Italy through the analysis of films and literary texts of the 20th and 21st century.
Upon completion of these units students should further develop the four macro skills, and develop an informed knowledge of contemporary Italian society in its constant change. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary. They are also expected to reach communicative competence appropriate to their level. In the cultural component, students should gain an understanding of the interrelationship between literary production and the period covered. Students should also have familiarised themselves with textual analysis and different types of narrative constructs.
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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