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This subject is a continuation of Italian 1 and / or Italian 1 (Mid Year Intensive). Students will extend their knowledge of the basic structures of the Italian language and will also widen their range of Italian vocabulary to further develop their ability to communicate through Italian. Students will be introduced to new aspects of contemporary Italian society through the programmatic study of topics ranging from Italian society, history, politics and cinema.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to interpret and synthesize information from biographical and journalistic texts, popular media such as film and television and shorter literary texts;
- be able to use an elementary vocabulary from a wider range of everyday communicative situations about the self, family, occupations and pastimes; use basic grammatical and syntactic forms of Italian including basic elements of the tense and case system; understand and use idiomatic and conversational forms appropriately in a range of informal and formal settings; read and write personal narratives about events in the present and past with a high degree of accuracy;
- be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet;
- have become familiar with key Italian cultural traditions and practices, and to appreciate regional diversity;
- have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange - apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity;
- have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads - develop analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information;
- have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed written and oral communication skills through a range of diverse assessment tasks;
- be able to demonstrate time management and planning skills through completion of assessment and other required in-class activities;
- have developed confidence in public speaking and presentational skills;
- have honed interactional and intercultural communication skills;
- have developed critical self-awareness and an openness to new ideas and new aspects of language and culture.
Last updated: 20 October 2020