LANG10070 Italian General Purposes 2 (CEFR A1.2)

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is designed for students who already have some knowledge of the Italian language, but who wish to move beyond a basic level of competence and focus on the acquisition of the vocabulary, functions and structures necessary for everyday oral communication purposes. The objective of the module is to enable students to develop competence in a range of language tasks performed in familiar contexts. The module will provide the opportunity to explore aspects of Italian culture and society. 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.


For more information about the Centre for English and Global Languages modules (formerly Applied Language Centre) see https://www.ucd.ie/cegl/programmes/glm/

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• give simple descriptions of people and events (spoken production)
• ask/answer questions about familiar topics and events (spoken interaction)
• understand simple phrases and information relating to basic personal needs (listening)
• find specific predictable information in everyday material such as e-mails, letters, etc. (reading)
• write about aspects of everyday life in simple linked sentences (writing)
• demonstrate awareness of aspects of Italian culture


Students who achieve at least a B grade at the end of this module are deemed to have reached Level A1.2 of the Common European Framework

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group

24

Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Total

100

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

Having completed Italian for General Purposes 1, or a CEFR level A1.1 or equivalent in this language.

Learning Exclusions:

Students with Junior Certificate or Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in this language are not eligible to take this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
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

Equivalents:
Italian Gen Purp (Stage 2) (LANG17070)


 
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

10

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

10

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

15

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

25

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
Duration:
1 hr(s)
Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

40

No

Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
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.