Italian Language 1
University of Galway
Area of Study
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
Course description: The course, open to all students, both beginners and non beginners, focuses on the four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) using regular practice based, as much as possible, on authentic material carefully selected to provide a gradual introduction to the structures and functions of the language. Students will achieve a good level of fluency by the end of the year to enable them to cope with everyday situations in Italy. Students will also be offered additional tuition in the multi-media labs and revision classes are organized during the year to help students learning a new language.
Method of assessment and examination: Continuous assessment is a central part of the course and students will hand in homework each week which will be corrected by the lecturer. At the end of each semester, there is a written language paper and a lab test.
Mid term test ? 15%
Lab test ? 10%
Continuous Assessment ? 15%
Christmas exam ? 60%
Languages of instruction: English and Italian
Core texts: Parliamo Italiano, Student Book.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.