ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the ITLNB Italian Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
This unit offers an introduction to Italian grammar and vocabulary to allow students to communicate orally and in writing in simple situations. It develops cultural and linguistic awareness and focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in Italy. Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le Lingue).

This unit leads to ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2. Together, ITAL1401 and ITAL1402 provide access to Level 2 and 3 Italian units, which not only increase language competency but offer the opportunity to further engage with Italian culture and history (including linguistics, literature and film) and to take advantage of a range of exchange possibilities, including our short-term Bergamo Summer School.
Students are able to (1) develop elementary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the ltalian language.; (2) be familiar with sociolinguistic conventions in Italian; (3) have an elementary knowledge of culture and society in Italian.; (4) develop independent learning skills and interpersonal skills; and (5) have an increased awareness of language and language use in both Italian and English.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class and online tests; (2) oral activities; and (3) online and in-class engagement. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Simon Tebbit (Semester 1) John Kinder (Semester 2)
Unit rules
WACE Italian ITA 2A/2B
higher; ITAL1101 Italian Beginners I
Contact hours
interactive lecture: 1 hour - week 1; language classes: 3 hours per week (over 12 weeks, involves a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussions, group and pair work on linguistic and cultural issues, and presentations)
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Please note that during the summer 2017 delivery, students will undertake the following assessment items: (1) in-class and online tests (60%); (2) oral activities (20%); and (3) online and in-class engagement (20%).
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.