Module title: Italian 3

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG08104
Module leader: Elisa Seravalle
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

Italian 2 or completion of an internal language assessment test.
Example of equivalent learning would be A2 level equivalent on the Common European Framework of Reference.

2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Elisa Seravalle
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Classes are in tutorial form and are highly interactive. Emphasis is placed on practising speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using the resources of the language laboratories and languages server. Extensive use of Moodle in conjunction with these facilities encourages practice, revision and independent learning.

embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;

The key employability skills are: time management and self awareness; communication skills; IT skills and internet searching.

assessment (formative and summative);

Feedback is given weekly during the interactive classes. The portfolio contains a range of formative (guided learning) and summative tasks (marked homework and class tests), which develop and test the students' language skills (grammar, listening and written comprehension, written and oral production).

Research/ teaching linkages;

The module content and delivery is based on current research and best practice in language teaching and applied linguistics.

supporting equality and diversity;

Material are provided in hard copy and on Moodle. The languages server facilitates access to language learning materials. The assessments are designed to be accessible to students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Student Support Services can provide extra help as required.


The module provides an insight into another culture and fosters understanding and integration.

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-3 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10 PAGES
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Revision of basic grammar and lexis and introduction of more complex tenses and structures. An outline of the geography, political system, educational system of Italy other simple topical or current issues. Practice in reading and listening to simple authentic texts and writing, listening and speaking in the context of the prescribed topics. Introduction of professional and business register.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: describe the geography, political system, educational system and topical issues in Italy
LO2: write and speak accurately and fluently in Italian using more complex structures
LO3: understand short, simple authentic texts in Italian

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