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IT1001   Introduction to Italian Language

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): The student must not have a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent in Italian nor must they be a native Italian speaker

Anti-requisite(s): Student should not be a native speaker of Italian or have a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent

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.

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Natalia Ferri, Ms S Triggiano