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IT1001 Introduction to Italian Language

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:Fortnightly lectures 10.00 am Mon (beginning week 2) plus language classes normally meeting at 10.00 am or 11.00 am, or 12.00 noon Mon-Fri

This module is the normal entry point which leads to Honours Italian for beginners in Italian. It is designed for students with no prior experience of Italian and does not assume any knowledge of the language. The course is intensive and proceeds quickly. It concentrates on grammar and usage through reading, writing, listening and speaking. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) materials are also used to supplement classes and assessments. Please note that this module is not designed for native speakers of Italian.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Either (IT1001 and IT1002) or (IT1003 and IT1004) are compulsory for Italian

UG Anti-requisite(s):Native speaker of Italian, a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent
UG Modules required for:IT1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3-4 language classes, surgery hour (x 10 weeks) and 1 x 1-hour lecture/seminar on aspects of Italian history and culture per fortnight.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 100%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Ms S Triggiano
Module teaching staff:Dr Natalia Ferri, Ms S Triggiano