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On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1 introduce themselves and their immediate context, providing personal details with a basic vocabulary that includes numbers, core descriptive terms, concrete indications about people and places;
2 recognize the meaning of simple texts, deducing the meaning of unknown terms for concrete actions/objects, and write simple texts about matters of personal significance;
3 use in an appropriate way articles, subject pronouns, noun and adjective endings, basic prepositions, and forms of the most common regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, as well as recognize clitic pronouns (direct and indirect objects);
4 construct coherent sequences of a few one-clause sentences using the present tense and, for a limited number of common verbs, the compound perfect (passato prossimo).
elements necessary for the basic communication in the language:
weeks 1-3: noun and adjective endings, articles, basic prepositions, prepositions combined with articles, regular and the main irregular verbs (present);
possessives; present of regular verbs, including reflexive verbs, and of the most common irregular ones.
weeks 4-9: possessives, some reflexive verbs, compound perfect (passato prossimo) of regular verbs, including reflexive verbs, and of the most common irregular ones.
Introducing oneself, make acquaintances, describing people and typical situations; relate routine events and simple past events.
Gist comprehension of short text with predictable content and simple vocabulary.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: timed online test||Week 12||No||Other||No||
|Class Test: timed tests||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Other||No||
|Continuous Assessment: online quizzes||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Other||No||
|Continuous Assessment: homework exercises||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Other||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Designated exercises and class tests are returned in the sequence in which they are done, typically in the next class or the second next. The corrected papers highlight errors and show the correct forms. Usually, the results are discussed in class.
|Assoc Professor Paolo Acquaviva||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Ursula Fanning||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Francesco Lucioli||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Emanuela Caffe||Tutor|
|Mr Raffaele Capolupo||Tutor|
|Mr Andrea Manno||Tutor|
|Mrs Alessia Riccardi||Tutor|