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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Italian Language 2 (ELCI07006)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryA course for students with a National 5 / GCSE / Standard Grade / Foundation 1 or CEFR A1/A1+ in Italian who wish to improve.

1. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. All students must take all elements of assessment, including the examination.
2. Students will be assigned a group and each group has two classes a week. You must be able to attend both classes in order to take the course.
3. Students with a higher level of the language than stated above are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.
Course description Foundation Italian Language 2 is the follow-up to the 40 hour Foundation Italian Language 1 course. Students who have successfully completed Foundation Italian 1 or have an equivalent knowledge (e.g GCSE or Standard Grade) in the language will be ideally suited for this course.

This course is not suitable for students who have Highers, A-Level, or knowledge above CEFR level A1. At the end of the course students should have reached approximately CEFR level A2/1. Students wishing to continue learning Italian will be eligible to join Italian 1 ELCI08001 in the next academic year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Foundation Italian Language 1 (ELCI07007)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements If not taken Foundation Italian 1: Italian at Standard Grade (SCE)/GCSE or equivalent evidence of proficiency.
Additional Costs A course book (paperback or digital)
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 Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 154 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 2 Home Assignments (7.5% each) 15%
2 Oral Tasks (10% each) 20%
1 Language Test 35%
1 Listening Test 15%
Group and Individual Participation 15%

Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Speak and convey ideas on daily routine or general topics using a vocabulary of c. 800 Italian word and simple sentences.
  2. Comprehend the gist / main points of information spoken at normal speed, in some detail.
  3. Read and understand simple texts and everyday conversations on common topics.
  4. Write short but cohesive texts in Italian, using simple styles and formats (email, comment, summary, description) with mistakes that can occasionally compromise the meaning.
  5. Engage and work responsibly and independently or as part of a team, under a tutor¿s guidance
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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 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.

Please see your personalised timetable for location.
Course organiserMr Daniele Falcioni
Tel: (0131 6)50 8982
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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