Italian 1B - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Supplemented
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Ongoing assignments (60%) , Invigilated Exam (40%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,369.00

This unit provides a multimedia program of Italian language and culture designed to develop basic linguistic structures and to provide practice in the understanding and production of Italian speech and writing. The unit is appropriate for students who have a basic knowledge of Italian language and culture or have completed ITL11. 

To introduce students with basic knowledge in the field to further study of Italian language and culture. Students will build on the introductory level vocabulary and language structures related to the range of texts, themes and topics as well as grammatical concepts and sociolinguistic knowledge with a focus on language in use. Students will engage with a range of text types appropriate to students' language proficiency level. They will also be introduced to a selection of works by contemporary Italian writers and reflect on aspects of contemporary Italian culture and society.

  • Assignment — Ongoing assignments (60%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

ITL11 must be completed before ITL12. Students seeking equivalence on the basis of prior learning should contact the Unit Coordinator prior to enrolling.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Students will require access to a computer. Flash Player 10 or higher is also required.
  • Broadband access — Internet access.
  • Other special requirement — USB headset with attached microphone in order to complete the oral assessments in the virtual classroom.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Key linguistic structures required for speaking and writing in Italian
2Production of Italian speech and writing

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Study Guide
  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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