Italian Beginners Language and Culture B

Subject 116-143 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Five hours of language classes per week
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Prerequisites: Students should normally have completed 116-141 Italian Beginners Language and Culture A.
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Dr Vita Giordano
Subject Overview:

This subject provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Italian. Language classes will gradually familiarise the students with the structures, rules and skills necessary to communicate in Italian. Continuous assessment (through tests, exercises and other activities) is fundamental to evaluating the students' progress in the acquisition of Italian. A weekly lecture/seminar will introduce students to Italian culture, including literature and film. By the end of the semester, students should have developed oral and written competency in Italian and acquired the skills necessary to read and discuss simple literary texts.

Assessment: Four pieces of written homework 20% (due throughout the semester), a 1-hour mid-semester written test 20%, a 10 minute oral test 20% (end of semester) and a 1-hour written test 40% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prego! An Invitation to Italian (Lazzarino, Peccianti, Aski Dini), (6th ed) McGraw Hill New York 2004 Student's reader, Prepared by the School
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Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • gain an understanding of social, political, historical and cultural contexts and international awareness/openness to the world: through the contextualisation of judgements and knowledge, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Italian culture, and by formulating arguments;

  • be capable of communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically: through essay and assignment writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;

  • acquire public speaking skills and confidence in self-expression, through tutorial participation and class presentations.


Formerly available as 116-056 and 116-143 Beginners Italian B. Students who have completed 116-056 or 116-143 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Italian)

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