LANG10010 Italian General Purposes 1 (CEFR A1.1)

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Italian and offers an introduction to Italian language and culture. The aim is to enable students to develop competence in a range of everyday tasks in Italian. The module will focus on oral communication and on acquiring essential listening and speaking abilities. Students will also develop and practice basic reading and writing techniques. The stimulus material (oral, aural and written) will provide an introduction to Italian grammar and syntax and will contribute to giving the students an insight into aspects of Italian life and culture. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.


For more information about Applied Language Centre modules see https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to
• introduce and describe themselves in Italian (spoken production)
• ask and answer questions on familiar topics (spoken interaction)
• understand basic messages and announcements (listening)
• read and understand simple informational texts (reading)
• write simple notes, messages and personal letters (writing)
• demonstrate awareness of aspects of Italian life and culture


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A1.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group

24

Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group learning with interactive, task-based activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

No prior knowledge

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or any prior knowledge in this language are not eligible for this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
ITAL10020 - Italian Language I a, ITAL10030 - Italian Language I b, ITAL10090 - Italian Language Ia nonBgnnrs, ITAL20010 - Italian Language II a, ITAL20080 - Italian Language II b, ITAL30070 - Italian Language IIIa, ITAL30080 - Italian Language III b

Equivalents:
(LANG17010)

 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No

15

Examination: Written Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

40


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.

Name Role
Ms Pamela Di Sotto Tutor
Dr Anna Festa Tutor
Ms Diana Opisso Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Autumn
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 16:00 - 17:50
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 7 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 8 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 17:00 - 18:50
Small Group Offering 9 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 10:00 - 11:50
Small Group Offering 10 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Autumn
     
Spring
     
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Mon 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 15:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Tues 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 6 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 7 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Tues 16:00 - 17:50
Small Group Offering 9 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Small Group Offering 10 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 10 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Small Group Offering 11 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Thurs 11:00 - 12:50
Spring