Italian Advanced B (R3061)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This stage 6 advanced module is for students who have already acquired the capacity to function with some autonomy. You’ll build on existing levels of proficiency at level B1 (Independent User) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

The module aims to:

  • enable you to understand the main ideas within extended discourse and to communicate effectively, with increasing fluency, confidence and spontaneity, in a variety of contexts
  • provide opportunities across a variety of topics for practice of understanding and communication, using the four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, at an advanced level
  • consolidate and develop the range of complex language structures, syntax, and specialised vocabulary to allow further accuracy and control
  • facilitate the analysis of some aspects of the general social, political and/or cultural background of the language through a variety of contextualised activities and materials, in a range of media (such as text, audio, audio-visual and digital).

This module is at B1+ on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


100%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


60%: Coursework (Oral examination, Test)
40%: Examination (Distance examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: