Italian 2

Subject ITAL10005 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours. 2 x 2 hours tutorial per week.
Total Time Commitment:

8 hours per week, including 4 hours of class time. Total 96 hours.


Italian 1 or Italian Beginners Language & Culture A or equivalent.

Subject Code(s): ITAL10004 or 116-141



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

116-056/116-143 Beginners Italian B; ITAL10005: Italian Beginners Language and Culture B.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Vita Giordano


Subject Overview:

This subject is a continuation of Italian 1. Students will extend their knowledge of the basic structures of the Italian language and will also widen their range of Italian vocabulary to further develop their ability to communicate through Italian. Students will be introduced to new aspects of contemporary Italian society through the programmatic study of topics ranging from Italian society, history, politics and cinema.


Students who complete this subject:

  • continue to develop their understanding of the Italian language
  • communicate in basic Italian more effectively and with extended confidence
  • produce creative writing in Italian
  • understand and interpret a range of text types
  • analyse and discuss aspects of contemporary Italian language and culture
  • read and critically analyse a classic Italian story
  • Four Homework assignments: Two online quizzes (200 words each) 5%. One creative writing piece in Italian (200 words) 5%. One critical essay in English (1000 words) 10%. Total [25%]
  • Test (45 minutes) mid-semester [20%]
  • Oral task (5 minutes in Italian) in week 10 [15%]
  • Final examination (1.5 hours) during the examination period [40%]

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Freeth, M and Checketts, G. Contatti 1 - shrink-wrapped bundle: course book, activity book, audio pack
Collodi, C. (1976) Le avventure di Pinocchio. Abbreviated and adapted by G. Adorno and M. Giglio.

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.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop written and oral communication skills through a range of diverse assessment tasks
  • demonstrate time management and planning skills through completion of assessment and other required in-class activities
  • develop confidence in public speaking and presentational skills
  • hone interactional and intercultural communication skills
  • develop critical self-awareness and an openness to new ideas and new aspects of language and culture
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Italian)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Italian
Related Breadth Track(s): Italian - Entry Point 1

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