Italian Language and Culture I
Area of Study
International Studies, Italian, Italian Culture
Taught In English
exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis 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 objectivesA. 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 LanguagesB. Demonstrate critical cultural awareness of and intercultural competencies relating to Italian speaking peoples and societiesC. Effectively employ strategies and resources for independent learning as relevant to the subject programContribution to the development of graduate attributesThis subject makes a contribution towards the following Arts and Social Sciences' Graduate Attributes and BA International Studies Course Intended Learning Outcomes:1. Professional Readiness1.1. Graduates have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts1.2. Graduates demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners3. International and Intercultural Engagement3.1 Graduates are able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging with cultures overseas, particularly in this region6. Effective Communication6.1. Graduates possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and at least one other languageTeaching and learning strategiesIn 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.AssessmentAssessment task 1: Mid-semester in-class test (listening, reading/writing, grammar)Objective(s):A, B and CWeight: 35%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsComprehend, process and use the information gained from listening and reading to answer general and specific questions A, B, C 6.1Use the grammatical structures, the vocabulary and the expressions covered in the subject effectively and accurately A, C 6.1Anticipate the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions A, C 6.1Critically engage with the topic of the reading passage A, B, C 3.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 2: Listening/Speaking in-class testObjective(s):A, B and CWeight: 20%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsGive relevant and appropriate responses, make comments and engage in the conversation in a way that sustains the dialogue A, B, C 6.1Use effective oral and non-verbal communication strategies to make the conversation flow A, B, C 1.2Use culturally appropriate language register A, B 1.1Be accurate in the use of vocabulary, expressions and grammatical structures A, C 6.1Pronounce words intelligibly A 6.1Use the proper intonation to convey meaning A, B 6.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 3: Final in-class test (listening, reading, writing)Objective(s):A, B and CWeight: 30%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsComprehend, process and use the information gained from listening and reading to answer general and specific questions A, B, C 6.1Anticipate the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions A, C 6.1Produce a logical and coherently organised text A 6.1Use the vocabulary, the expressions and the grammatical structures covered in the subject effectively and accurately A, B, C 6.1Demonstrate critical cultural awareness in relation to topics covered in the subject A, B, C 3.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 4: Socio-cultural reflection tasksObjective(s):A, B and CWeight: 15%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsDemonstrate effective use of the resources for carrying out the tasks A, B, C 3.1Be accurate in grammar and vocabulary A, C 6.1Produce a logical and coherently organised text A, C 6.1Demonstrate critical cultural awareness in relation to topics covered in the subject A, B, C 3.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomes
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.