Advanced Italian 2
Advanced Italian 2 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module provides continuation from LZI-1001, and aims to enhance the written, oral and aural skills of advanced (post A-level) students of Italian. It comprises text-based classes in which students have the opportunity to enhance their translation and writing skills, as well as oral/aural classes, in which a range of advanced audio and visual aids are employed to stimulate group discussions and debates. Throughout the module, students also have the opportunity to extend their knowledge of more complex areas of grammar. The texts and materials used in this module are chosen from a range of sources including the set textbook, as well as the media and literary works in order to familiarise students with variations in tone and register, as well as to improve comprehension of different Italian accents. Through these materials, students will also gain an insight into particular Italian themes and issues that relate to contemporary life and society in the Italian-speaking world. Learning outside of the classroom is supported through a co-curricular Self-Study Portfolio.
-threshold -40-49%:Limited knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary resulting in a limited ability to communicate in writing or translate from Italian-English and English-Italian. Basic understanding of aural and written material in Italian Basic grasp of Italian pronunciation and limited ability to converse freely in Italian and respond to spoken material. Limited ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral Italian.
-good -50-69%: Good knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary resulting in a good ability to communicate in writing or translate from Italian-English and English-Italian. Good understanding of aural and written material in Italian. Good grasp of Italian pronunciation and some ability to converse freely in Italian and respond to spoken material. Ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral Italian.
-excellent -70+%: Excellent knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary resulting in an excellent ability to communicate in writing or translate from Italian-English and English-Italian. Excellent understanding of aural and written material in Italian. Excellent grasp of Italian pronunciation and clear ability to converse freely in Italian and respond to spoken material. Clear ability to present and defend opinions in written and oral Italian
- Apply new areas of vocabulary and more complex idiomatic expression to written and oral work.
- Demonstrate confidence in extracting and using information presented in Italian -language sources to answer questions in the target language.
- Employ advanced grammatical structures in written and oral work.
- Engage with Italian language in spoken form (including different accents) understanding, reacting and responding to it in an interactive context.
- Explore and evaluate some of the key themes and debates dominating contemporary Italian culture.
- Produce accurate and idiomatically correct written Italian
- Understand and translate more challenging written texts varying in style and register.
Listening/video comprehension (24-hour online assessment). The test involves listening/watching an audio/video file, followed by written questions and a longer summary/response exercise.
Written Exam. To be held in May exam period. Exam structured in two parts: Italian-English translation (ca. 200-250 words); Translation of a set of 10 English sentences into Italian, designed to test more complex grammatical structures.
Oral Exam. To be held in May exam period. Oral presentation in Italian (6 minutes), followed by Q&A, including discussion of the Self-Study Portfolio (6 minutes).