ITAN101 - Introductory Italian

Prerequisites Nil
Teaching Organisation 4 hours per week (8 hours per week in intensive mode). The usual semester pattern is 2 hours by video conference/virtual classroom across campuses and 2 hours face-to-face tutorials.

This unit is designed for beginners and, is linked to A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It aims to provide students with the ability to understand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases in everyday social contexts. The unit focuses on developing students’ Italian language skills across the listening-speaking-reading-writing spectrum of competencies.

Upon completion of this unit, students should be familiar with the fundamental phonetic, lexical and structural elements of the Italian language. They should be able to introduce themselves and others, ask and answer questions about personal details and interests, and conduct basic interactions (for example, visiting an Italian partner university, ordering a meal in a restaurant, checking into a hotel).

While the focus is on language, the unit will include cultural and social elements, to increase students’ intercultural awareness and their ability to effectively interact in Italian.