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Modern Italian Language I (Advanced)

Module Code: IT107
Module Name: Modern Italian Language I (Advanced)
Module Coordinator: Dr Sara Parisi
Timetable - Mondays, 9-11am FAB 5.07 and Wednesdays, 10-11am FAB 2.48
Module Credits: 30

Academic year 2023-2024

Online Language-level test for first-year students with previous knowledge of Italian. More info on the Moodle page SMLC Welcome Week 23/24.

First meeting: Monday 2 October, 4-5pm FAB6.06

Module Description

Would you like to use your Italian language skills in a creative way? This module is designed to expand and refine your existing language skills and develop linguistic and intercultural competences in Italian by means of advanced activities including creative writing, translation, group debates, oral presentations and dramatization. You will explore language structures and grammar using a variety of resources including video clips and written texts. You will be asked to engage with authentic and sophisticated texts (such as newspaper articles, graphic novels, literary texts, film reviews and plays), compare cultural systems and express your opinion critically and creatively. Topics for discussion may include the use of technology, social media, social justice, education, migration, regionalisms, Italian language and youth identity. The 'translation' component of this module will help you experiment with different genres, registers and styles which will be useful to understand and reproduce culturally specific texts. The 'writing strategies' component will encourage you to be imaginative and gain insight of the Italian language through experimental activities of creative writing. This will also allow you to discuss contemporary Italian literature which will tie on to the translation component, and receive comprehensive interdisciplinary teaching. Finally, you will have the opportunity to take the initiative, suggest in-class activities, explore Italian cultural subjects of your choice (negotiated with your language tutor) and lead group discussions.


Marin, Telis, Nuovissimo Progetto Italiano 2 (B1-B2), Edilingua 2020, ISBN: 978-88-99358-75-4

Latino, A. and M. Muscolino, Una grammatica italiana per tutti. Libro 2 (edizione aggiornata), Edilingua, 2014, ISBN-10: ‎ 8898433115, ISBN-13: ‎ 978-889843311


  • Test (end of term 1; 10%)
  • Portfolio (2000 words) (end of term 2; 20%)
  • Oral exam 20%
  • Final written exam (2 hours; 50%)

Failure to attend a class test or submit required assessed work will result in a mark of 0 being recorded for that part of the assessment. It is normally not possible to submit assessed work or retake the test at a later date. However, if your absence is a result of medical or personal circumstances than you should (i) notify the relevant tutor as soon as possible and (ii) submit a personal circumstances claim via Tabula along with supporting evidence. If you fail the module overall, you may be able to resit the assessments in September.