Italian Language and Culture III
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Non Degree Course
General Objectives of the Coursethis course aims to improve students proficiency on reading, writing and conversing in order to give students more autonomy in debates and presentations, improving Italian proficiency to a level close to B1 from Common European Framework of Reference for Languages so that the learner become ever more independent in the use of the Italian Language.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsStudents will develop skills in comprehension, production and linguistic interaction in Italian consistent with a beginner’s level, corresponding to A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. According to the self-assessment grid of European level:
Listening: I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very Basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements
Reading: I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospects, menus and timetables and I can understand simple short personal letters.
Spoken interaction: I can communicate in simple routine tasks requiring a simple and direct Exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges; even though I can’t usualy understand enough to keep the conversation going myself
Spoken production: I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my education background, and my present or most recent Job.
Writing: I can write short simple notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.
Mode of StudyMixed ¦Face to face and online
Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsRegulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAssessment will preferably be continuous.
The final test will consist of a work produced by the student during the semester consisting in developing a topic and a test only on grammar, on the penultimate day of classes.
Final tests will consist of a written assessment (min.100 words) produced by the student during the semester consisting in developing a topic and a test only on grammar, on the penultimate day of classes.
As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.
- Study Programme
1st SemesterStart date: 16-09-2013
Start date (first year): 16-09-2013
End date: 21-12-2013
2nd SemesterStart date: 10-02-2014
End date: 31-05-2014