LANG10010 Italian General Purposes 1 (CEFR A1.1)

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Italian and offers an introduction to Italian language and culture. The aim is to enable students to develop competence in a range of everyday tasks in Italian. The module will focus on oral communication and on acquiring essential listening and speaking abilities. Students will also develop and practice basic reading and writing techniques. The stimulus material (oral, aural and written) will provide an introduction to Italian grammar and syntax and will contribute to giving the students an insight into aspects of Italian life and culture. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to
• introduce and describe themselves in Italian (spoken production)
• ask and answer questions on familiar topics (spoken interaction)
• understand basic messages and announcements (listening)
• read and understand simple informational texts (reading)
• write simple notes, messages and personal letters (writing)
• demonstrate awareness of aspects of Italian life and culture

Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A1.1 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Small group learning with interactive, task-based activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

No prior knowledge

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or any prior knowledge in this language are not eligible for this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
ITAL10020 - Italian Language I a, ITAL10030 - Italian Language I b, ITAL10090 - Italian Language Ia nonBgnnrs, ITAL20010 - Italian Language II a, ITAL20080 - Italian Language II b, ITAL30070 - Italian Language IIIa, ITAL30080 - Italian Language III b

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Participation in Learning Activities: Attendance and participation mark, based on attendance, assignments and participation in the module Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Practical Skills Assessment: Midterm exam - short listening, reading and writing test, usually in Week 6 Week 6 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Practical Skills Assessment: Listening exam, usually in Week 11 Week 11 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Practical Skills Assessment: Oral exam, usually in Week 12 Week 12 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): Reading and writing exam, to be scheduled ahead of the main End-of-Trimester Exams - date and time to be confirmed. End of trimester
1 hr(s)
Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback is provided individually to students on the midterm exam in Week 7-8. Students can seek feedback on end of semester components, post-assessment.