ITAN201 - Intermediate Italian a
Prerequisite ITAN103 Elementary Italian B or equivalent
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 students at an intermediate level of Italian and is linked to B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It aims to provide students with the ability to maintain interaction in a range of different contexts and to deal with problems in everyday life. The Unit focuses on developing students’ Italian language skills across the listening-speaking-reading-writing spectrum of competencies, and introduces a wider range of reading and writing tasks.
Upon completion of this unit, students should have extended their grammatical, lexical and syntactic command of the Italian language. They will be able to confirm understanding and seek clarification in their spoken interactions, express and respond to feelings and attitudes, give or seek opinions and solve practical problems (for example, travelling independently, having phone conversations and making arrangements over the phone, exchanging correspondence in a professional settings). Students should be able to read simple news articles and write brief reports in a standard format.
While the focus is on language, the unit will include relevant cultural and social elements, to increase students’ intercultural awareness and their ability to effectively interact in Italian.