Italian for Beginners I
Run by School of Arts, Culture and Language
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Mr Gareth White
Overall aims and purpose
- To acquire an understanding of Italian basic grammar.
- To develop a competence in listening to and comprehending Italian in basic communicative contexts.
- Acquire and develop basic oral skills in Italian.
- To enable students to read, understand and create basic texts in Italian and to develop vocabulary acquisition.
Students on this module will be working towards achieving B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
This is a module running in semester 1 aimed at absolute beginners. This module intends to make students become familiar with the basic structures of the language in order to enable them to express themselves, both orally and in writing, on very simple topics related to everyday life situations. The textbook adopted for this course is New Italian Espresso (Alma Edizioni). This particular text has been selected for its communicative approach to language teaching which, in conjunction with a more traditional approach to grammar, allows students to speed up their progress in all the four essential language learning skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing.
Key Texts (valid also for LZI1004 in Semester 2):
New Italian Espresso, Alma Edizioni, Textbook + DVD, (2014). New Italian Espresso, Workbook (2014)
Students are also strongly encouraged to have their own dictionary, Collins and Oxford are recommended. Any other learning resources: Lingu exercises
40-49%: A limited knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and a limited ability to translate and paraphrase the prescribed range of texts. Basic oral and aural competence.
50-69%: A good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and a good ability to translate and paraphrase the prescribed range of texts. Good oral and aural competence.
70+%: An excellent knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and an excellent ability to translate and paraphrase the prescribed range of texts. Excellent oral and aural competence.
Listening: obtain information about predictable day-to-day activities by listening to simple TL (= target language) sources; follow simple instructions and directions; progress to being able to obtain information about routine and some non-routine activities by listening to the TL.
Speaking: deal orally with predictable day-to-day activities in both formal and informal registers; ask for and provide basic information; progress to be able to deal orally with daily activities in the TL.
Reading: obtain information about predictable day-to-day activities from printed TL sources; obtain information from simple texts; obtain specific information from familiar written sources.
Writing: produce written information to deal with predictable day-to-day activities; construct simple texts using set phrases and structures; produce notes and short messages to fulfil everyday requirements.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Private study enables consolidation of vocabulary acquisition, grammatical structures as well as oral/aural techniques. On top of regular homework exercises, the Self-Study Portfolio provides a structured approach to private study.
2 weekly grammar lectures and 2 weekly conversation classes for 1 weeks
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Self-awareness & Reflectivity - Having an awareness of your own strengths, weaknesses, aims and objectives. Able to regularly review, evaluate and reflect upon the performance of yourself and others
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/lzi-1003.html
Pre- and Co-requisite Modules
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- N1R3: BA Business Studies with Italian year 1 (BA/BSIT)
- NR1H: BA Business Studies and Italian year 1 (BA/BUSSI)
- W8R8: BA Creative Writing and Modern Languages year 1 (BA/CWML)
- RV32: BA History and Italian (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/HITIE)
- CR6H: BA Italian/Sports Science year 1 (BA/ITSSC)
- Q3R8: BA Linguistics and Modern Languages year 1 (BA/LML)
- R800: BA Modern Languages year 1 (BA/ML)
- R807: BA Modern Languages & Criminology & Criminal Justice year 1 (BA/MLCCJ)
- R805: BA Modern Languages & Cymraeg year 1 (BA/MLCYM)
- R801: BA Modern Languages and English Literature year 1 (BA/MLEL)
- R803: BA Modern Languages & Film Studies year 1 (BA/MLFS)
- R804: BA Modern Languages & History year 1 (BA/MLH)
- R802: BA Modern Languages & Media Studies year 1 (BA/MLMS)
- R806: BA Modern Languages & Philosophy, Ethics & Religion year 1 (BA/MLPRE)
- WR33: BA Music/Italian year 1 (BA/MUIT)
- W3R8: BA Music and Modern Languages year 1 (BA/MUSML)
Optional in courses:
- N1T1: BA Business Studies and Chinese year 1 (BA/BUSCH)
- NR1C: BA Business Studies/French year 1 (BA/BUSSF)
- NR1F: BA Business Studies and German year 1 (BA/BUSSG)
- NR1K: BA Business Studies and Spanish year 1 (BA/BUSSS)
- T126: Chinese & German with Intl Exp year 1 (BA/CHGIE)
- R181: BA French with Psychology (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/FPIE)
- R1R5: BA French with Spanish (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/FSPIE)
- R2NC: BA German with Business Studies year 1 (BA/GBS)
- R12R: BA German and French with International Experience year 1 (BA/GFIE)
- 8Y64: BA German and Spanish (with International Experience) year 1 (BA/GSIE)
- 8M74: BA Spanish with Creative Writing (with International Exp) year 1 (BA/SCIE)
- R4N1: BA Spanish with Business Studies year 1 (BA/SPBS)
- M100: LLB Law year 1 (LLB/L)
- M11B: LLB Law (4 year with Incorporated Foundation) year 1 (LLB/L1)
- M102: LLB Law (International Experience) year 1 (LLB/LI)
- M10P: LLB Law with Placement Year year 1 (LLB/LP)