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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Italian Language 1 (ELCI07007)

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. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.

This course runs both in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Italian Language 2 (ELCI07006) (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 Other requirements No previous knowledge of Italian is required.
Additional Costs Course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  83
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (two in-class assessments and homework assignments)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Foundation Italian Language 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Italian Language 12:00
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  80
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% (two in-class assessments and homework assignments)
Degree exam 50% (A two-hour written paper)

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation Italian Language 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Italian Language 12:00
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.
Reading List
Italian 1 (Palgrave Foundations) by Benetti, Murtas, Varchetta, 3rd edition 2016

A pocket dictionary.

These books are available from Blackwell's bookstore, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1YS

Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
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.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).

DELC students may only take this course if it is over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.
Additional Class Delivery Information IMPORTANT: Students must attend pairs of classes. See Web Timetable.

The First Class meeting will take place in week 1 and tutorials start in week 2. Please see your personalised timetable for location.
KeywordsOLFITAL1SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Daniela Sannino
Tel: (0131 6)51 3752
Email: dsannino@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949
Email: Helene.Thomsen@ed.ac.uk
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