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

Undergraduate Course: Italian 3 Language (ELCI09015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAdvanced Language work, written and oral.
Course description A compulsory course for all Italian 3 students bearing 20 CREDITS and aimed to improve
their overall linguistic competence by strengthening fluency, grasp of idioms and stylistic awareness.
There are two contact hours per week: one written class (= Language Paper 1, ELCI10019), and one class to practice aural/oral skills ( = Italian 4 Oral, ELCI10017).
Students will normally be taught together with Italian 4 students, but they will be assessed differently at the appropriate level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Italian Language 2 (ELCI08004)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students should contact the course organiser to have their language level assessed and to get class details.
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:  10
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The course is assessed through a combination of coursework assessments (50%) and the final degree examination (50%). See breakdown below.

5% - Average of FOUR best marks in home assignments
15% - Class Test
15% - Listening Comprehension Test
5% - Two Oral Presentations
10% - End-of-year Oral Test
50% - Final Degree Examination
Feedback Students will receive regular oral feedback on their spoken and written work in class. Written feedback will also be provided in detail on their coursework assignments and tests. Tutors will be happy to discuss results and feedback during their office hours or by appointment on students' request.
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. Improve writing, oral and aural skills.
  2. Increase sensitivity to a variety of language registers and styles.
Reading List
-M.Maiden & C.Robustelli, A Grammar Reference of Modern Italian, Arnold, 2000.
-Bilingual Dictionaries: Oxford Paravia or Ragazzini/Biagi.
-Monolingual Dictionaries: Zingarelli or Devoto-Oli
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Luana Babini
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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