ATS2224 - Italian intermediate 2 - 2019

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 2019 (On-campus)


ATS2223 or equivalent language competence


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

Language: extend on language acquisition through the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers, and aspects of Italian history and culture; consolidation and extension of grammatical knowledge and vocabulary at level A2 of the European Language Framework;

Culture: an introduction to key aspects of Italian history, society and culture with a focus on the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and their connections to the present. This unit will introduce students to the works of major Italian authors, artists and philosophers from the 15th to the 18th century.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. communicate (listen, speak, read and write) competently on 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. use monolingual as well as bilingual dictionaries;
  4. critically examine the cultural and artistic output and the endure legacy of the Italian Renaissance and the Enlightenment in the European contest.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

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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