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

Undergraduate Course: Italian Language 2 (ELCI08004)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryItalian Language 2 aims to consolidate the progress made in first year expanding vocabulary, syntax and grammar while further enhancing awareness to different registers and styles.
Alongside strengthening the language and in preparation for the third year abroad, the course intends to address contemporary cultural aspects of the Italian society, which will also be tackled and studied more in-depth in the co-requisite course, Texts in Context.
Course description One grammar seminar and two language tutorials a week.
Tutorials will tend to be focused on written, aural/oral activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Italian 1 (ELCI08001)
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Italian Literature: Texts in Context 2 (ELCI08005)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 2 Language course-books, each ca 28.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEntry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 128 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 29 %, Practical Exam 11 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 2 Written language tests 12%
Writing Portfolio 8%
1 Listening test 8%
1 Oral Test + Portfolio 12%
Exam 60%
Feedback Written explanations, corrections and suggestions for improvement provided by tutors on all marked work.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop a more precise and nuanced command of Italian vocabulary and structures, along with a deeper understanding of different styles and registers.
  2. Enhance the understanding of complex oral/written texts on less familiar topics and the relevant cultural references.
  3. Consolidate skills of written and oral self-expression and produce more cohesive and accurate texts (argumentative, creative, summary, dialogue, etc.)
  4. Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills on impromptu or prepared basis.
  5. Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work responsibly, independently or as part of a team.
Learning Resources
(Semester 1): Spazio Italia 3, Loescher 2015
(Semester 2): Spazio Italia 4, Loescher 2015
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Weekly
1 Grammar Seminar (Monday)
2 Language Tutorials (Tuesday and Thursday )
KeywordsDELC Italian 2 Lang
Course organiserDr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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