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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Italian

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Italian Language 1 (ELCI07008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for beginners with no previous knowledge of Italian, designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Italian. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Italian.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.

There is an identical course (Foundation Italian Language 1 - ELCI07007) which runs in the first semester.

On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Italian Language 2 ELCI07005 or ELCI07006 (both 20 credits), which follows on from Foundation Italian Language 1.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Foundation Italian Language 1 (ELCI07007)
Other requirements No previous knowledge of Italian is required.
Additional Costs A course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. At the end of the course students should reach approximately level A1/1+ on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  2. The acquisition of a basic language competence and a vocabulary of 600/700 words should be expected to allow the oral and written production of simple phrases, and to understand short passages where the context is clear and identified.
  3. Students will be able to communicate at an elementary level in situations of daily routine.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. DELC students may only take this course if it over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable 2015/2016.

Please note: this course will not appear on students' personalised timetable. Group Sign-up sheets will be available on LEARN during induction week. Groups have a limited quota, if a group reaches capacity, you will need to choose another.

Students joining the course after the first class meeting with timetable restrictions on which group they can join must contact the course secretary before enrolling to confirm availability in the required group.

The first class meeting will be the second class of the first week in the normal teaching room at the normal teaching time for each group.

Please note that it is not possible to audit this course.
Course organiserMrs Mara Kirkwood
Tel: (0131 6)51 3752
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
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