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ITA4080 - Italian studies 8

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Roberta Mandis


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit consolidates and extends the language work done in Italian Studies 7.


Upon successful completion of this unit the students will have progressed in all four language skills:

  • Listening: they will be able to understand authentic spoken Italian from songs, films, plays, TV news;
  • Reading: they will be able to comprehend a range of authentic (although slightly edited) non-specialist Italian written texts (such as short stories and magazine articles) and specialist Italian written texts (such as news reports and advertisements);
  • Speaking: they will be able to interact in correct Italian in a range of specific situations (telephone messages; sales techniques; fairly simple debates);
  • Writing: they will be able to produce a range of coherent, short (approx. 300-word) descriptive, argumentative or persuasive texts in correct and appropriate Italian. Culture: students will have acquired an overview to key aspects of nineteenth and early twentieth century culture and society.


Written work: 30%
Class work/tests/exercises: 35%
Exam: 25%
Oral/Aural exam: 10%

Contact hours

4 hours (1 hour culture lecture and 3 hours language workshops) per week


Italian Studies 7



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