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IT4003 Communication Skills 1

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This is the first part of the core language module for all students of Italian in the second year of the Honours programme. Its aim is to develop advanced communication skills, both oral and written, in Italian, and it comprises (1) weekly oral skills classes in which students follow a programme of contemporary topics, using written and audio-visual materials, and (2) weekly written expression workshops developing the productive skills of essay and report writing.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all degrees involving Italian

UG Pre-requisite(s):IT3001, IT3002 or equivalent Study Abroad module
UG Modules required for:IT4004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 oral class, 1 written class and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 130

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 0%
  • Practical examinations: 30%
  • Coursework: 70%
UG As used by St Andrews:Coursework = 100% (30% Oral, 70% Continuous assessment)
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr R Riccobono
Module teaching staff:Dr R Riccobono