Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, aimed at complete beginners in Italian, students develop competence in basic communicative and comprehension skills in spoken and written Italian. Teaching and group work are carried out in Italian and written, audio-visual and online learning materials are used. The subject is equivalent to level A1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWritten tasks; online assessment; tests. Oral assessment in groups

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsITA2BE1 OR ITA1BEA OR ITA3BE1 OR ITA1BE1

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe running of this subject in the winter semester is subject to enrolment numbers

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to communicate about everyday topics in basic written Italian, deducing and following appropriate structural patterns to achieve clarity and accuracy
02. Ability to understand simple Italian written and audio texts relating to day-to-day activities and to write appropriate personal responses to these texts
03. Ability to work with a partner or as part of a team to perform, in Italian, oral tasks related to day-to-day topics, formulating ideas and requests in a culturally appropriate way and relating these to the contributions of other students.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours collaborative based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written tasks (600-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Online assessment (600-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1

Oral assessment in groups (800-word equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO3

In-class written tests (2000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2