IT1150: Italian Language (Beginner Level)

Credit Weighting: 15
No. of Students: Min 6.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): IT1250
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 and 2.
Teaching Methods: 48hr(s) Tutorials; 24hr(s) Other (Language Laboratory); 40hr(s) Other (Online study)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Louise Sheehan, Department of Italian.
Lecturer(s): Dr Louise Sheehan, Department of Italian.
Module Objective: To introduce students to written and spoken Italian.
Module Content: Intensive study of basic Italian grammar, commonly used vocabulary and idiomatic language, in small group tutorial classes, to Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Recognise and reproduce, orally and in writing, a range of phrases and frequently used vocabulary relating to topics studied during the course;
  • Differentiate between tenses and other grammatical forms listed in the course syllabus;
  • Translate short passages of contemporary Italian;
  • Read aloud short passages of contemporary Italian, with regard to correct pronunciation and the meaning of the text;
  • Use a range of tenses and other grammatical forms listed in the course syllabus, both orally and in writing;
  • Complete a short conversation in Italian on topics relating to their personal experience.
Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 220 marks (2 x 3 hour class tests [110 marks each]); Oral Assessment 80 marks (Oral Assessment [50 marks]; Aural Assessment [30 marks]).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment; Oral Examination.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): None.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing Continuous Assessment must undertake a 1.5hr test, as prescribed by the Department of Italian. The Oral/Aural Examination must be retaken if failed).

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