Level of study Second Year
Credit value 10
Pre-requisite modules 09 12615 Intermediate Italian A or equivalent knowledge
These linked modules provide instruction in written, oral and aural elements of the language, through a variety of classroom activities and home assignments. Students also perform a wide range of exercises in spoken and written Italian based on the course book. There are language laboratory classes and use is also made of CALL and satellite facilities. Classes are mainly conducted in Italian. In this semester, students will cover the last nine units of the grammar book, which develop competence in the use of more abstract and complex registers.
Teaching and learning methods
10 weeks x 4 hours language classes, including some language laboratory work, in each semester.
In addition, students should expect to spend another five hours a week in private study; the language laboratories and computer clusters will be available for use during private study time. A dedicated part of the Departmental WebCT section contains information and additional practice material for this course.
An aural test, counting 25% towards the module mark.
An oral test, counting 25% towards the linked modules mark.
A two-hour written examination, counting 50% towards the module mark.