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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 Taught in the target language, the course aims to enhance the linguistic skills gained in Italian 1. Upon successful completion of the course, students will achieve a language level equivalent to a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Classes include one grammar tutorial, one language seminar and one oral tutorial per week. In the weekly grammar tutorial, students will learn new grammatical structures and concepts in order to produce clear written texts and to speak with accuracy and correctness on a wide range of subjects. In the language seminars, students will develop their reading and writing skills and their vocabulary, exploring a variety of cultural topics, and getting familiar with different textual styles and registers. The oral tutorials will combine oral expression and production with listening comprehension, aiming to develop conversational and interaction skills, and to prepare students for their Year Abroad.
In all the sections of the course students will work using the text book, its digital contents, and the learning resources available on Learn. Attendance, participation and autonomous study are essential to make progress. Students are expected to undertake a very substantial amount of study outside class on a regular basis.
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 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
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 30 %, Coursework 70 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 30%
Coursework 70%

2 Written Assignments (20% of final mark)
2 written works (2X10%)

3 Oral Assignments (15% of final mark)
1 presentation (5%)
1 discussion (5%)
1 role-play (5%)

1 Language Test (10% of final mark)
1 grammar, writing and reading comprehension test (10%)

1 Listening Comprehension Test (10% of final mark)

Participation and Course Engagement (15% of final mark)
- Active contribution to the collaborative learning activities in the tutorials (group work activities);
- Participation in the discussion board activities on Learn;
- Engagement in autonomous and continuous formative assessments monitored by the tutor

Final Written Exam (30% of final mark)
Composition, guided writing, and reading comprehension
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 Michela Prevedello
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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