Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitItalian Studies
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Raffaele Lampugnani


Previously coded ITA2040


The subject will consist of two sections: Level 3 Language and Culture

(A) Language: practical language acquisition through oral practice and the use of contemporary written, aural and audiovisual materials representing selected situations and registers; consolidation and extension of grammatical knowledge through revision;

(B) Culture: a brief introduction to key aspects of Italian history, society and culture.


Upon completion of this unit students should achieve further development in the four macro skills with specific emphasis on reading and writing, and an informed knowledge of Italian society. In the language component, students are expected to consolidate and expand their knowledge of basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary in order to attain communicative competence appropriate to their level in a range of topics. In the cultural component, students should acquire an understanding of key aspects of Italian history, society and culture.


Language work: 30%
Culture work: 30%
Exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

4 contact hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS2223 or equivalent language competence