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Unit Overview


This unit follows on from ITAL3409 Italian Studies 9. Students further develop advanced skills in oral and written Italian and further deepen their understanding of Italian society and culture. The unit focuses on translation as a method of language acquisition at advanced levels and as a skill in its own right. Students translate texts representing a diversity of genre, content and style from Italian into English and English into Italian. Through exposure to texts from a very wide range of sources and genres and from different historical periods, students further refine their advanced knowledge of the Italian language concentrating on subtleties of register and pragmatics, as well as on advanced aspects of syntax. On successful completion of this unit students attain a level between Level C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the ITLNA Italian Studies major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) write in Italian with nuanced modes of expression in syntactic and lexical choices ; (2) demonstrate an understanding of spoken Italian, in face-to-face and media-mediated situations, with accurate understanding of content and register; (3) express themselves in Italian with accuracy and fluency and in the appropriate register; (4) produce accurate translations from English into Italian and Italian into English taking into account the dimension of register; (5) use high-level interpersonal and intercultural conversational skills; and (6) ) attain a level between Level C1 and C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) translation assignments; (2) translation tests; and (3) class presentations and discussion. 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 Josh Brown and Dr Maria Rosaria Francomacaro
Unit rules
ITAL3409 Italian Studies 9
or ITAL3309 Italian Advanced V
ITAL3310 Italian Advanced VI
Contact hours
language classes: 3 hours per week (over 12 weeks)

Lists of texts are available from the European Languages and Studies web page.

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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.