ITALIAN 7

ITA4007

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop advanced skills in spoken and written communication and deepen their understanding of Italian culture and society. Students work on specific skills, including reporting and summarizing, and the range of vocabulary, idiomatic and syntactic resources is systematically extended through the use of a wide variety of audiovisual and print materials. At the end of this subject, students' language competence is expected to be equivalent to Level B2 in the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Prunster

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ITA2006 or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ITA3AD5, ITA3007

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBAPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written Italian at the threshold of language professionalism; ability to discriminate in writing between varieties of discourse and communicative situations; ability to report and summarise.

Activities:
Written assignments; individual project; classroom exercises; test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Ability to participate in most conversations using idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms; ability to express themselves fluently and convey finer shades of meaning.

Activities:
interactive classroom activities; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Ability to read with ease most forms of the written language, including linguistically complex texts, specialised articles and literary works.

Activities:
Reading and preparing cultural material; individual project; written assignment; test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Ability to synthesise and perform critical analysis of a wide variety of audio, video and printed materials and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Class discussion; written assignments; oral task; individual project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex or ill-structured problems, making meaningful new connections between apparently challenging, contradictory or unlikely elements.

Activities:
Deducing grammar rules and applying them when writing and speaking Italian; test; individual project; written assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

06. Ability to work in pairs or as a team member, with commitment to shared goals, team processes and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
Class discussion; in-class group activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)

07. Ability to use Italian flexibly and effectively to negotiate socio-cultural differences; demonstrated understanding of and engagement with learning as a continuous, changing process.

Activities:
Class discussion; individual project; written assignments; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

08. Critical engagement with contemporary Italian music, literature and cinema; knowledge of Italian culture of the past; awareness of linguistic varieties.

Activities:
Class discussion; individual project; written assignments; oral task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

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

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 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*
Individual project (1,400-word equivalent)35 04, 05, 01, 02
oral task (600-word equivalent)15 04, 05, 02, 03
test (1,200-word equivalent)30 01, 03, 04, 05
written assignments (800-word equivalent)20 08, 06, 05, 04, 01, 03