Beginners Italian: Study Abroad

Subject 116-226 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Summer Term, - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 21 hours of seminars in Venice
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Usually 50 points of first year study from any area within the Faculty of Arts or admission to the Diploma of Modern Languages (Italian).
Corequisites: Students enrolled in this subject should enrol concurrently with 131-272 Venice and Cultures of Consumption.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: 116-228 The Story of Italian: Study Abroad
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Andrea Rizzi
Subject Overview:

This intensive four week study abroad subject will be taught in Venice between the end of November and December 2007 and 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. By the end of the course, students will have developed oral and written skills that will enable them to achieve a basic level of competency in Italian.

Assessment: A mid-course language test 1.5 hours 30%, one 10 minute oral test 20% (at the end of the course) and one 2 hour written exam 50% (at the end of the course).
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available from the Bookshop 3 weeks before the beginning of the Overseas Intensive.
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate skills in public speaking and confidence in self-expression

  • demonstrate understanding of socio-ethical and cultural contexts

  • demonstrate international awareness and openness to the world


Special entry conditions apply. This subject will be offered in Summer 2008. Itinerary and travel arrangements available from the School of Historical Studies and the School of Languages and Linguistics. The subject dates and HECS/course fee census date for this subject change each year. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.

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

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