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ATS1221: Italian introductory 1

Faculty of Arts

Italian introductory 1

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The unit consists of two sections: language and culture. Language: The unit provides an introduction to the basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing (Level A1 of the European language framework). Culture: An overview of contemporary Italian social and political history and culture with a focus on national identity and deconstruction of myths and stereotypes. This unit is specifically designed for those students who have little or no knowledge of the language.


1 - Culture Exercise/s - 20% 2 - Multimedia - 10% 3 - Language exercise/s - 20% 4 - In class test/s - 30% 5 - Oral test/assessment - 20%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement. In Summer and Winter this unit is taught in intensive mode.