ITALIAN 3

ITA2003

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop oral and written proficiency in Italian and are introduced to the culture and society of modern Italy. Audio-visual material, newspaper articles and texts on contemporary Italian society are used to develop students' competence in speaking, reading and writing and to broaden their knowledge of Italian culture and society. In this subject, students work towards attaining Level B1 competence in the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ITA1002, VCE Italian or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ITA1BE3, ITA2BE3, ITA3BE3, ITA1AD1, ITA2AD1, ITA3AD1, ITA2BEA, ITA1ADA, ITA1003

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe Italian Project 2APrescribedMarin, T and Magnelli,S 2013REVISED EDITION, EDILINGUA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate and process information in day-to-day situations through written Italian. Ability to write concisely and critically on literary and abstract topics.

Activities:
Language tasks written at home; classroom exercises; tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Ability to formulate an opinion on familiar, everyday matters and to discuss critically short written texts and films.

Activities:
Class discussion; reading culture-based material; viewing films; assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Ability to interact with Italians with a degree of fluency and spontaneity in accordance wirth socio-cultural differences

Activities:
Class discussion; essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

04. Ability to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers of Italian; ability to present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects; ability to present a viewpoint on a topical issue.

Activities:
Role-playing; interactive classroom activities; oral tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Ability to perform critical analysis and synthesis, and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Deducing grammar rules and applying them when writing and speaking Italian; tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Ability to understand texts that consist of high-frequency language; ability to understand contemporary literary prose.

Activities:
Reading and preparing cultural material, writing essays and assignments; tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

07. Ability to work as part of a team in class discussions and debates.

Activities:
Class discussion; essay writing
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

08. Demonstrated understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Deducing rules and then apply them; finding information and applying it ; tests; assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Prunster

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 05, 06
Homework and quizzes (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 08
In-class essay (600-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 05, 06
Oral task (400-word equivalent)10 02, 03, 05, 06, 07
Test 1 (600-word equivalent)15 01, 02, 05, 06
Test 2 (800-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 05, 06