Faculty of Arts

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Italian Studies


Dr Samuele Grassi



  • Summer semester A 2016 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Term 3 2016 (On-campus block of classes)



This unit aims to provide a basic foundation in the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing Italian, and a brief introduction to contemporary Italian social and political history and culture. It is specifically designed for those students who have little or no knowledge of the language.


Upon successful completion of this unit, learners should be able to:

  1. understand, speak and write basic Italian with reference to present, past and future events in a range of everyday situations
  2. read elementary but authentic Italian texts
  3. understand basic structural aspects of Italian
  4. have an enhanced understanding of language learning and communication strategies, and
  5. understand key aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

  • Additional requirements
  • This unit is taught intensively at Prato

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


ATS1221 or equivalent