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Students continue intensive revision and further development of the major areas of contemporary Italian language and culture. Through the analysis of language structures with a practical focus, students will extend their linguistic capacities in reading, writing, listening, speaking and describing the Italian language. Students also explore aspects of contemporary Italian literature, society and history through a programmatic study of post-war Italy. Students develop a critical capacity enabling them to understand and analyse a variety of text types (film, music, mass media, literature, etc.). Communication skills will also be developed through online and face-to-face collaboration in a range of in- and out-of-class activities, including a work-integrated learning group project which involves practical application of Italian language in a school setting.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to interpret and analyse a variety of texts and genres, both written and spoken, of a moderate level of complexity;
- be able to use appropriate linguistic structures and lexical resources, including specialised terminology relating to specific literary, linguistic and cultural aspects of Italian-speaking communities, to communicate in Italian both in writing and speaking;
- have gained an introduction to some aspects of the core areas of Italian Studies, with specific focus on each through dedicated learning activities;
- be able to apply research methods appropriately to task;
- be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of Italian language and culture;
- be able to actively compare and contrast linguistic and cultural similarities and differences between Italian language and culture and other languages and cultures;
- through a range of tasks and class experiences, be able to apply a variety of learning techniques to further consolidate knowledge, understanding and ability in relation to Italian language and culture;
- have consolidated and extended linguistic repertoire and vocabulary.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed an ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically both in writing and orally through assessment (including technology-mediated activities), tutorial and online discussion and class presentations;
- have developed confidence in self-expression through participation in the subject at different levels and assessable presentations;
- have developed a range of IT literacy skills through online multimedia activities;
- have developed a team spirit and collaborative approach to learning through group work;
- be able to demonstrate time management and planning skills through completion of assessment and other required in-class activities;
- have honed interactional and intercultural communication skills;
- have learnt basic research skills and the use of a variety of reference materials.
Last updated: 1 June 2020