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ITAL2020 - Second Year Italian Language

Value: 1.0 course unit
Teaching structure:
one unseen three-hour written examination (65%); one oral examination (25%); and assessed coursework (10%). The three questions of the written paper are: essay (approximately 250 words), translation into Italian, translation into English. 

ESPS students who are registered for ITAL2020A - Second Year Italian Language for ESPS students, worth 0.5 unit, will do a one-hour written exam consisting of an essay (60%); an oral exam (30%); and assessed coursework (10%).

Available to: This is an intensive mandatory module for all students who are studying Italian in any Modern Languages and Modern Languages Plus combination, as well as for those following the single honours Italian BA.

Module Description:

The module assumes a satisfactory performance in the first year Italian language module. The aim of the module is to develop knowledge and use of Italian and a knowledge and understanding of Italian culture sufficient for students to cope successfully with the demands of their Year Abroad programme in Italy. In view of this, the module will also aim at developing increasing autonomy in student learning, including the ability to identify and plan individual strategies for the learning of Italian and the study of literary, historical and other subjects in Italian.

Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:

Essay/ Oral (for all levels):

  • M. De Blasio - P. Garofalo, Mosaico Italia, Edilingua

Grammar (for all levels):

  • A. Latino - M. Muscolino, Una grammatica italiana per tutti, Volume 2 (B1-B2), Edilingua, 2012

Students must own a bilingual dictionary. We recommend Oxford Paravia Italian Dictionary English-Italian Italian-English, Milan, Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori, 2001 (or a later edition).

Books can be purchased from the Italian Bookshop with a 10% discount.