Italian Beginners Language and Culture B

Subject 116-143 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Students should normally have completed Italian Beginners Language and Culture A
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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 Vita Giordano


Dr Vita Giordano
Subject Overview: See ITAL10004 (Italian Beginners Language and Culture A) .
  • have developed the ability to use Italian effectively for purposes of practical communication by developing proficiency in the following language skills: understanding spoken and written Italian, speaking and writing Italian;
  • have acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of language structures and the grammar of Italian;
  • have acquired an insight into the culture and contemporary literature of Italy.
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) (7th ed) McGraw Hill New York 2008
  • The Laboratory Manual (with audio CDs) (Lazzarino, Peccianti, Aski Dini) (7th ed) McGraw Hill New York 2008
  • Student's reader Prepared by the School
Breadth Options:

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

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.

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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.
Notes: 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): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian
Italian Major

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