Italian Language and Culture I

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Italian Language and Culture I

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Studies, Italian, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    8
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Description
    This subject is designed to provide students who have no prior knowledge of the Italian language with basic reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. It also facilitates an understanding of and engagement with the sociocultural contexts in which the language is used. Students take an active part in learning activities to practice and consolidate their language skills with their peers.
    Subject objectives
    A. Communicate effectively in oral and written form, in Italian, within the range of situations set out in the subject program. This roughly corresponds to the skill set for students at the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
    B. Demonstrate critical cultural awareness of and intercultural competencies relating to Italian speaking peoples and societies
    C. Effectively employ strategies and resources for independent learning as relevant to the subject program
    Contribution to the development of graduate attributes
    This subject makes a contribution towards the following Arts and Social Sciences' Graduate Attributes and BA International Studies Course Intended Learning Outcomes:
    1. Professional Readiness
    1.1. Graduates have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
    1.2. Graduates demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
    3. International and Intercultural Engagement
    3.1 Graduates are able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
    6. Effective Communication
    6.1. Graduates possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and at least one other language
    Teaching and learning strategies
    In line with the UTS Model of internationalised and practice-based learning, the following learning strategies are embedded in this subject:
    Flipped learning: Using class time for interactive practice and advancement of skills through work in pairs, small and large groups and/or presentations.
    Blended learning: Preparation for lessons with exercises and reading/listening/viewing activities; effective use of resources supplied to support learning. As this is an 8 credit point subject, the approximate time commitment expected from students is 12 hours per week, including class time.
    Inquiry-based learning: Students will critically and creatively engage with the specific topics discussed in the subject program. Students will customise their learning experience to promote their engagement with Italian speaking peoples and societies.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Mid-semester in-class test (listening, reading/writing, grammar)
    Objective(s):
    A, B and C
    Weight: 35%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Comprehend, process and use the information gained from listening and reading to answer general and specific questions A, B, C 6.1
    Use the grammatical structures, the vocabulary and the expressions covered in the subject effectively and accurately A, C 6.1
    Anticipate the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions A, C 6.1
    Critically engage with the topic of the reading passage A, B, C 3.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Listening/Speaking in-class test
    Objective(s):
    A, B and C
    Weight: 20%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Give relevant and appropriate responses, make comments and engage in the conversation in a way that sustains the dialogue A, B, C 6.1
    Use effective oral and non-verbal communication strategies to make the conversation flow A, B, C 1.2
    Use culturally appropriate language register A, B 1.1
    Be accurate in the use of vocabulary, expressions and grammatical structures A, C 6.1
    Pronounce words intelligibly A 6.1
    Use the proper intonation to convey meaning A, B 6.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Final in-class test (listening, reading, writing)
    Objective(s):
    A, B and C
    Weight: 30%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Comprehend, process and use the information gained from listening and reading to answer general and specific questions A, B, C 6.1
    Anticipate the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions A, C 6.1
    Produce a logical and coherently organised text A 6.1
    Use the vocabulary, the expressions and the grammatical structures covered in the subject effectively and accurately A, B, C 6.1
    Demonstrate critical cultural awareness in relation to topics covered in the subject A, B, C 3.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 4: Socio-cultural reflection tasks
    Objective(s):
    A, B and C
    Weight: 15%
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Demonstrate effective use of the resources for carrying out the tasks A, B, C 3.1
    Be accurate in grammar and vocabulary A, C 6.1
    Produce a logical and coherently organised text A, C 6.1
    Demonstrate critical cultural awareness in relation to topics covered in the subject A, B, C 3.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Course Disclaimer

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.