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ITAL3010 – I Italian Studies 5

2022 – Session 1, In person-scheduled-weekday, North Ryde

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer
Emilio Lomonaco
Contact via Ph. 9850 7025 and email
Level 3, Rm B312 - 25B Wally's Walk
Monday, Wednesday 2-3 pm
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
ITAL2020 or ITL211
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

In this unit students proceed to a deeper understanding of the structure of the Italian language and develop skills in all areas of the Italian language (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to an advanced level of proficiency. Students learn to discuss a wider range of topics as well as substantially increase their knowledge of vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on contemporary standard Italian in the widest possible context and students will develop an awareness of regional variations of the language and the use of dialects. Much attention is given to the active use of the language. This unit also focuses on further increasing students' skills in intercultural communication so that they will be able to communicate in a manner which is culturally as well as linguistically appropriate. Interactive seminar activities based on the use of authentic Italian language materials, provide students with opportunities to use Italian as much as possible.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO2: Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • ULO1: Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • ULO3: Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • ULO4: Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • ULO5: Demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of language and language use, in both Italian and in English.

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Penalty

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.   

No late submissions will be accepted for timed assessments – e.g. quizzes, online tests. 

 

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Weekly Preparation and Participation 10% No Ongoing
Online Quizzes 25% No 13:00 on 24/3/22, 28/4/22, 25/5/22
Written Assignments (Compiti con voto) 15% No 13:00 on 10/3/22, 31/3/22,12/5/22
Voicethread Recording 10% No 23:00 on 6/3/22, 13/3/22, 27/3/22, 10/4/22, 15/5/22
Oral Assessment 15% No 13:00 on 19/5/22
Final Test 25% No 13:00 on 2/6/22

Weekly Preparation and Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 0 hours
Due: Ongoing
Weighting: 10%

 

Weekly activities to check and confirm active engagement with course material. This includes online forum discussions.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Online Quizzes

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: 13:00 on 24/3/22, 28/4/22, 25/5/22
Weighting: 25%

 

Online assessment covering individual book chapters and revision work.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Written Assignments (Compiti con voto)

Assessment Type 1: LOTE written composition
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: 13:00 on 10/3/22, 31/3/22,12/5/22
Weighting: 15%

 

Written tasks in Italian. Grammar exercises, comprehension questions and original compositions are included.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Voicethread Recording

Assessment Type 1: Media presentation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 3 hours
Due: 23:00 on 6/3/22, 13/3/22, 27/3/22, 10/4/22, 15/5/22
Weighting: 10%

 

Audio and/or video recording of comments, in Italian, on topics covered during the course.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Oral Assessment

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: 13:00 on 19/5/22
Weighting: 15%

 

The oral assessment will be a conversation in Italian between the student and the tutor. The assessment will be based on topics covered during the course.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.

Final Test

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 0 hours
Due: 13:00 on 2/6/22
Weighting: 25%

 

Final test covering all material studied in first session.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify, describe and evaluate nuanced aspects of Italian-speaking cultures and societies.
  • Develop advanced level skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the Italian language.
  • Identify, evaluate and deploy the grammatical structures of Italian at advanced level.
  • Apply relevant language conventions to create meaningful intercultural encounters.
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of language and language use, in both Italian and in English.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Writing Centre for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required texts

  • Balì, M. & L. Ziglio  Nuovo Espresso 3. Corso di italiano. Libro dello studente ed esercizi & CD Florence: Alma edizioni, 2015. ISBN 978-88-6182-339-6
  • Ziglio, Luciana. Espresso 3. Esercizi supplementari. Florence: Alma edizioni, 2004. ISBN 88-89237-02-3
  • Germano, Joseph E. & Schmitt, Conrad J. (2014), Schaum's Outlines - Italian Grammar, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Students will be able to access Azione Grammatica (online version). Please see instructions on the iLearn page on how to find it  in the library.

TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED

Online Unit

Login is via: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/

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Technology

Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient.

For students attending classes on campus we strongly encourage that you bring along your own laptop computer, ready to work with activities in your online unit. The preferred operating system is Windows 10.

Students are required to access the online unit in iLearn by the end of Week 1 and follow any relevant instructions and links for downloads that may be required. If applicable, students are required to download the relevant language package prior to Week 2.

Please contact your course convenor before the end of Week 1 if you do not have a suitable laptop (or tablet) for in-class use.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Academic Integrity

At Macquarie, we believe academic integrity – honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, fairness and courage – is at the core of learning, teaching and research. We recognise that meeting the expectations required to complete your assessments can be challenging. So, we offer you a range of resources and services to help you reach your potential, including free online writing and maths support, academic skills development and wellbeing consultations.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre provides resources to develop your English language proficiency, academic writing, and communication skills.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.