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ITAL1402 Italian Studies 2

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the ITLNB Italian Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Content
This unit continues the introduction to Italian language and culture provided in ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1. Students are taught to speak, understand, read and write contemporary Italian and study aspects of contemporary Italian culture in Italy and in countries of Italian migration. The unit uses communicative and natural learning methodologies, and authentic print and multimedia texts. Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento per le Lingue).

The unit leads to ITAL2403 Italian Studies 3. Level 2 and 3 Italian units 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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) further develop elementary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language; (2) be familiar with a broader range of sociolinguistic conventions in Italian; (3) have an increased knowledge of culture and society in Italian-speaking countries; (4) further develop independent learning skills and develop interpersonal skills; and (5) have an increased awareness of language and language use, in both Italian and in English.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class and on-line test; (2) oral activities; and (3) online and in-class engagement. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Marinella Caruso
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ITAL1401 Italian Studies 1 or ITAL1101 Italian Beginners 1
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ITAL1102 Italian Beginners II
Contact hours
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); summer: taught intensively over 4 weeks
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