ITAN203 - Italian for Social and Professional Purposes

Prerequisite ITAN202 Intermediate 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 independent users of Italian and is linked to B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It aims to provide students with the ability to interact with Italian speakers with ease and confidence. Students at this level should be able to correct their own mistakes and repair misunderstandings in spoken interactions. They should be able to understand lectures or presentations in their professional or academic field and write a brief academic paper.

Upon completion of this unit, students should have a reasonable command of the grammatical, lexical and syntactic elements of Italian so that they can communicate complex ideas with little inaccuracy. They should be able to write clear and detailed passages of text, understand complex and technical texts in their field, debate and explain a viewpoint (for example, following a course taught in Italian, participating in a professional meeting, presenting a paper).

The unit will include an intercultural reflection, allowing students to demonstrate their intercultural awareness and their ability to effectively interact in Italian.