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

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Italian Language 1 (ELCI07007)

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 beginners with no previous knowledge of Italian, designed to give complete beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Italian.

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 previous knowledge of the language are not permitted and may be asked to withdraw from the course.

This course runs in semester 1 and semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation Italian 2.
Course description A course for COMPLETE BEGINNERS with no previous knowledge of Italian, designed to give them a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Italian.

This course runs in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

On successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take Foundation Italian 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements No previous knowledge of Italian is required.
Additional Costs Course book
A bilingual dictionary
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  92
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Creative Writing Task 10%
Overall Participation 10%
Grammar test 25%
Listening Comprehension Test 20%
Oral Presentation 10%
Grammar Test 25%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%
Creative Writing Task 10%
Overall Participation 10%
Grammar test 25%
Listening Comprehension Test 20%
Oral Presentation 10%
Grammar Test 25%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. communicate in Italian at approximately level A1/1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  2. draw on a vocabulary of 600/700 words to speak on personal topics
  3. use that vocabulary to write using simple phrases
  4. comprehend short listening passages where the context is clear
  5. formulate answers to linked comprehension questions
Reading List
Spazio Italia. Corso di italiano per stranieri. Livello: A1, Loescher, 2015.

The textbook is available, at a small discount, from our local BLACKWELL'S Bookshop , 53-62 South Bridge Edinburgh , or you can find it on the publisher's website (Loescher), or on Amazon.

Please check the links below:
https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/readinglists/displaylist.jsp?fm_course=40640

https://www.loescher.it/dettaglio/opera/o_3348/spazio-italia?search&st=cat#configurazione



Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.

DELC students may only take this course if it is over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.
KeywordsOLFITAL1SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Michela Prevedello
Tel: (0131 6)51 1360
Email: Michela.Prevedello@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646
Email: Gillian.Paterson@ed.ac.uk
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