ITAL4040 - Final Year Italian Language

Value: 1.0 course unit
Teaching structure: Students will attend a total of 3 hours per week.
Assessment: one unseen three-hour written examination (75%); and one oral examination (25%). The three questions of the written paper are: essay (approximately 350 words), translation into Italian, translation into English.

ESPS students who are registered for ITAL4002 Final Year Italian Language for ESPS students (0.5cu) will do a one-hour written paper consisting of an essay (50%) and an oral exam (50%).

Module Description:

This is a mandatory module for all students who are studying Italian in any Modern Languages and Modern Languages Plus combination, as well as for Italian BA students. The module presupposes successful completion of ITAL2020- Second Year Italian Language and of the Year Abroad Programme.  The aims of the module are: to develop a high level of knowledge of Italian as a medium of understanding, communication and expression; to develop the understanding of the structure of Italian and of the historical and sociocultural contexts in which it has developed and it is used; and to study Italian as a gateway to other areas and subjects (literature, history, philosophy etc) and possibly further study at postgraduate level.

Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:


  • Pietro Trifone and Massimo Palermo, Grammatica italiana di base, Zanichelli.