|Module Code: IT401|
|Module Name: Modern Italian Language IV|
|Module Coordinator: Dr Valentina Abbatelli|
|Timetable by Group|
|Module Credits: 30|
The module is a continuation of IT301 and aims to refine, at a higher level, writing, oral and translation skills developed during the previous year, paying particular attention to concepts of register and style and introducing some theoretical notions of translation. See the description of IT301.
In both the third and fourth year language modules, the pattern of assessment alters slightly according to which year the student spends in Italy.
The patterns of assessment for IT401 are as follows:
Students returning from YA or part-YA in Italy:
15% assessed group presentation in term 1; 15% summer oral exam; 35% translation summer exam; 35% writing summer exam
10% assessed group presentation in term I; 10% summer oral exam; 40% translation exam; 40% writing exam
The exam papers do not involve the use of dictionaries. Translation will be both from English into Italian and from Italian into English.
Visiting students (Erasmus):
Term 1 & 2, 30 CATS:
• 2 x 1500 translation portfolio (one for each language combination: IT > EN; EN > IT) (50%)
• 2-hour end of term 2 test (50%)
- Full year, 30 CATS:
• 2 x 1500 word translation portfolio (one for each language combination: IT > EN; EN > IT) (50%)
• 3-hour Summer exam (same exam sat by home students taking the modules) (50%)
NB: Registration and assessment codes
Please note: when registering on line for this module you should enter codes as follows:
D1: 10% assessed group presentation in term I; 10% summer oral exam; 40% translation exam; 40% writing exam (for students who spent their third year in Warwick and did IT301 last year – i.e. the majority of students)
D2: 15% assessed group presentation in term 1; 15% summer oral exam; 35% translation summer exam; 35% writing summer exam (for students who spent the previous year in Italy).
VA : For Italian Erasmus students who are sitting the Spring test, those leaving at the end of Term 2.
VB : For Italian Erasmus students who are staying the whole year and sitting the June exam.
Italian to English Translation
Oral & Writing