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Students will further develop their communicative abilities in Italian and their understanding of Italian culture by engaging with authentic texts, written, spoken and audiovisual. A range of media and activities will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. The acquisition of structures such as the subjunctive and the passive will significantly extend students’ ability to understand and discuss information and views in Italian in both spoken and written form.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to interpret and analyse a range of different popular media genres such as film and television and short literary texts;
- have continued to consolidate and extend the use of appropriate vocabulary from a range of communicative situations about contemporary themes. Continue to use complex grammatical and syntactic structures of Italian and produce connected text on topics that are familiar and of personal interest;
- have continued to apply relevant research and analytical skills to the study of Italian contemporary and cultural themes;
- be able to demonstrate a knowledge of Italian cultural traditions and practices, and to appreciate regional diversity in Italy;
- have continued to develop 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 continued to improve time management and planning skills - improve analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information;
- have continued to develop an improved understanding of Italian-speaking contexts and target culture, and work effectively in a cooperative way using Italian and English as a media.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have acquired 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 through a reflective approach to learning.
Last updated: 20 October 2020