Intermediate Italian Language&Culture A

Subject 670-227 (2009)

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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: Three hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of Italian Beginners Language and Culture B or adequate knowledge of Italian without completion of VCE Italian or an approved equivalent. Students should consult with program advisors prior to enrolment.
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: This subject is a systematic revision and consolidation of the basic structures of the Italian language. Grammatical explanations will be integrated through regular weekly exercises and activities, oral and written, so as to extend the range of vocabulary and improve fluency. By the end of the first semester, students should have consolidated their knowledge of the basic structures of Italian, acquired the knowledge to compare and contrast features of English and Italian vocabulary and syntax, and attained a reasonable level of competence in written and oral production.
  • have consolidated their knowledge of the basic structures of Italian and extended their command of vocabulary;
  • have acquired the knowledge to compare and contrast features of Italian and English vocabulary and grammar;
  • have improved their comprehension of spoken and written Italian texts.
Assessment: Three take-home assignments totalling 1000 words 30% (due throughout the semester), attendance and participation in class activities 10% (throughout the semester), a 2-hour written test 20% (due mid-semester) and a 2-hour written test 40% (due during the exam period).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Da Capo (Annamaria Moneti and Graziana Lazzarino) 6th ed. Heinle 2006
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:
  • acquire the following generic skills:
  • develop a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and new aspects of Italian culture, through essay writing, tutorial discussion and class presentations;
  • written communication: through essay and assignment preparation and writing;
  • develop public speaking skills and confidence in self-expression: through tutorial participation and class presentations;
  • time management and planning: through managing and organising workloads for required and recommended reading, essay and assignment completion and revision for examinations.
Notes: This subject is only available at first year level for students commencing the intermediate language stream. Students enrolled in the beginners stream should enrol at second year level. Students who have completed 116-057 Intermediate Italian A may not enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian
Italian Major

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