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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 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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 oral language tutorials per week.
Ex-ab-initio students will also have a Monday Grammar Class every other week.
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 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  45
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 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework
Portfolio Scritto 20%
Portfolio Orale 20%
2 Language Tests 30%
1 Listening Comprehension Test 15%
Overall Participation 15%
Feedback Written explanations, corrections and suggestions for improvement provided by tutors on all marked work.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Read complex texts on familiar and general topics and get an in-depth understanding.
  2. Comprehend the main points of specific information spoken at normal speed in some detail.
  3. Write more accurate and cohesive texts in different styles and registers (emails/letters; summaries; argumentative and creative essays).
  4. Improve speaking and presentation skills on prepared basis and impromptu.
  5. Work responsibly and effectively, both independently or as part of a team, and under a tutor¿s guidance.
Learning Resources
(Semester 1): Spazio Italia 3, Loescher 2015
(Semester 2): Spazio Italia 4, Loescher 2015
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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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