Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students develop advanced skills in spoken and written communication in Italian and deepen their understanding of Italy's history, society and culture. Students work on specific linguistic skills and undertake in-depth study of a number of literary and audio-visual texts. 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrigid Maher

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWritten tasks; test. Group presentation in class. Individual oral task

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsITA3007 OR ITA3AD5

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Communicate in written Italian at the threshold of language professionalism in a range of contexts and on a range of topics, deducing and following a range of complex structural patterns
02. Understand a wide range of text types, including linguistically complex texts, literary works and audio-visual texts, appreciate distinctions of style, and write critically and in an appropriate register about the topics these texts explore
03. Work in pairs or as part of a team, with a commitment to shared goals and appropriate interpersonal skills, perform oral tasks in Italian that require complex critical thinking and skills of analysis and synthesis
04. Engage critically with literary and audio-visual texts and summarise and analyse such texts in culturally appropriate and precise spoken Italian

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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-ordinatorGregoria Manzin

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written tasks (2000-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2

Individual oral task (600-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO4

In-class written test (800-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1

Group presentation in class (600-word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationGroupNo15 SILO3