Italian for Beginners II
Italian for Beginners II 2024-25
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module is aimed at all first year students who have completed Italian for Beginners 1. The module aims to develop the basic oral, aural and written communicative skills acquired in semester 1 in order to bring students up to and beyond a level of proficiency equivalent to 'A' level. Students apply the grammatical principles learned in semester 1 to extended pieces of writing and also focus on more complex grammatical structures. Aural communicative skills are developed through audio and video tape comprehension exercises and students are required to make individual presentations on more sophisticated topics.
Key Texts (Same as LZI-1003 in Semester 1)
New Italian Espresso, Alma Edizioni, Textbook + DVD (2014). New Italian Espresso, Workbook (2014)
-threshold -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.
-good -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.
-excellent -70+%: An excellent knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and a limited ability to translate and paraphrase the prescribed range of texts. Excellent oral and aural competence.
- Listening: obtain straightforward information and opinions expressed in both formal and informal registers; progress to being able to elicit information in both formal and informal registers in the TL ( = target language).
- Reading: obtain information from a variety of straightforward written sources, including simple journalistic texts; progress to being able to obtain information form a wider variety of written texts.
- Speaking: discuss topics of general interest in a straightforward manner, use formal and informal registers appropriately; progress to being able to discuss topics of broader current interest; give short presentations in the TL on topics of general interest.
- Writing: seek and provide straightforward information and opinions on everyday topics in the TL with a reasonable degree of accuracy in both formal and informal registers; write short letters.