School of Global Studies

Italian 3A (R3055)

Italian 3A

Module R3055

Module details for 2011/12.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The final year core language modules seek to build upon the learning of the three previous years, refining the student's skills in both receptive and productive functions. Informal interactions in the classroom setting will reinforce oral proficiency and lead into more formal discussions and debates. These in turn will underpin written proficiency, whether the student is writing freely within the framework of a discursive essay, or responding specifically to other stimuli in the TL, such as texts or audio-visual materials. In particular, students will be introduced to the practical techniques of translating and interpreting, the objective being that they should gain both a useful additional skill and an insight into what it might be like to work as a professional linguist.

Module learning outcomes

1. The successful student will demonstrate the ability to read and understand good modern texts in the TL and translate them proficiently, in writing, into idiomatic English.

2. S/he will demonstrate a good knowledge of the TL lexis and syntax by translating proficiently, in writing, a text of modern British English into the TL.

3. S/he will demonstrate the ability to explain, justify and critique her/his own translations in a written commentary.

4. S/he will thereby evidence a critical understanding of some of the theoretical and practical problems at issue in the work of translation.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
ExerciseT1 Week 12 50.00%
ExerciseT1 Week 12 50.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterClass1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Ambra Moroncini

Assess convenor, Convenor

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