Italian 3

Subject ITAL20007 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4 hours. 1 x 2-hour seminar and 2 x 1-hour seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment:

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


Year 10/11 Italian or equivalent if Italian 3 is initial entry point. Students considering beginning Italian study at this entry point should seek placement advice from the coordinator before enrolling.

Otherwise, Italian 2 if entering 2nd year of Italian study at university or Italian Beginners Language and Culture B.

Subject Code(s): ITAL10005 or 116-143

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Italian 3 at Level 1; ITAL10001/ITAL20007 Intermediate Italian Language & Culture A; 116-057 Intermediate Italian A

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 Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


Prof John Hajek


Subject Overview:

Students will consolidate and develop their ability to communicate in Italian while improving their understanding of Italian culture. A range of authentic media will be used to explore key themes in modern Italian society. This subject is designed for students with some prior knowledge, or experience, of the language, spoken and written. By the end of the semester, students should have attained a moderate level of complexity in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Italian, allowing them to expand their ability to engage in discussion, as well as to read, understand and produce a range of texts.


Students who complete this subject will:

  • have improved their capacity to communicate in Italian
  • increase their understanding of contemporary Italian culture and society
  • be familiar with an increasing range of texts, written, spoken and audiovisual, in Italian
  • produce short texts in Italian, incorporating their improved linguistic and cultural knowledge of Italian
  • Four take home assignments (250 words each) in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12 [40%]
  • Online reflective diary throughout semester [10%]
  • 1.5 hour written test mid-semester [20%]
  • 2 hour written exam during the examination period [30%]

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:
  • Crescendo (Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani) 2nd ed. Thomson Heinle 2007
  • Crescendo Workbook/Lab Manual (Francesca Italiano and Irene Marchegiani) 2nd ed. Thomson Heinle 2007
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:
  • acquire 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 through a reflective approach to learning
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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