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The aim of this subject is to develop Italian language abilities, both oral and written, for graduate students. Students will have the opportunity to learn idiomatic and formal features of the language, and apply their abilities to the analysis of a range of complex issues within the Italian-speaking world. Students will be placed in an appropriate stream of language study, or a customised course, according to their background and proficiency needs within the subject.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed an advanced use of idiomatic and conversational forms of Italian and the capacity to use them freely;
- have developed a level of proficiency in written structures of sophisticated complexity and the capacity to use them freely and confidently;
- have cultivated the ability to interpret messages of different registers and degrees of formality, including those occurring in a variety of audiovisual media and individual and group spoken forms;
- have developed the ability to discuss and critically analyse social, political, cultural and historical issues in the Italian-speaking world; and
- have developed a set of flexible and transferable linguistic skills for different types of professional contexts.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed effective oral communication skills in a Language Other Than English (LOTE) through class participation and presentations;
- have developed public speaking skills and confidence in oral expression in a LOTE;
- have developed the ability to process information in a LOTE and to communicate it;
- have developed the capacity to think theoretically and analytically about language forms, structures and use; and
- have developed effective time management and planning skills.
Last updated: 14 July 2020