Advanced Italian Language IA

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 08695

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules Advanced knowledge of Italian (level B1/B2 of the European framework)

Module description

The aim of the course is to enable students, who have an A-level or equivalent proficiency in Italian, to enhance their reading and oral skills and develop their ability to write fluently in Italian.
The course will be conducted through class work and home assignments, with regular written work. It will develop students' skills in translation and summary work, both into and from Italian and also work on oral proficiency, encouraging effective acquisition of vocabulary and structures.
Classes will be conducted in Italian as far as possible, though some explanations may, when necessary, be given in English. Students will be expected and encouraged to use Italian as their means of communication in class.

Teaching and learning methods

10 weeks x 4 hours language classes 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.


A 50-minute written test, counting 100% towards the module mark