Beginners Italian: Study Abroad

Subject 116-226 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 21 hours of seminars in Venice
Total Time Commitment: 21 contact hours/week , 4x3 additional hours/week. Total of 33 hours per week.
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 need to enrol concurrently also in HIST20052 (Venice and Cultures of Consumption) . Students of the Diploma of Modern Languages (Italian) need to enrol also in 116466 and cannot enrol in HIST20052 (Venice and Cultures of Consumption) toward their Diploma.
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:


Elisabetta Ferrari
Phone: 45165
Subject Overview: This intensive four week study abroad subject will be taught in Venice between the end of November and December 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.
  • acquire basic skills in written and spoken Italian
  • gain intercultural skills (negotiation skills, adaptability without judgment, possess an understanding of culture��������s complexity and respect for difference and diversity
  • communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically
  • public speaking and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations
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 not available as a breadth subject.

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
Notes: 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 Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian

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