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2022/2023

Foreign language and translation C1 (Italian)

Code: 101408 ECTS Credits: 9
Degree Type Year Semester
2500249 Translation and Interpreting OB 2 1

Contact

Name:
Miquel Edo JuliÓ
Email:
miquel.edo@uab.cat

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
(ita)
Some groups entirely in English:
No
Some groups entirely in Catalan:
No
Some groups entirely in Spanish:
No

Prerequisites

At the beginning of this course, students must be able to:

- Understand fairly complex written texts about personal and general topics in familiar subject areas. (MCRE-FTI B1.2.)

- Write about everyday topics. (MCRE-FTI A2.2.)

- Understand clearly pronounced Italian on everyday topics. (MCRE-FTI A2.2.)

- Express themselves in spoken Italian on everyday topics using simple constructions. (MCRE-FTI A2.1.)

Objectives and Contextualisation

The aim of this subject is to begin to develop the communicative competences students need in their C language (Italian) to prepare them to translate a range of non-specialised texts from standard Italian.

All course credits correspond to language skills.

On successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

- Understand different types of written texts about general topics in familiar subject areas. (MCRE-FTI B2.1.)

- Write about personal and general topics in familiar subject areas. (MCRE-FTI B1.1.)

- Understand clearly pronounced Italian about personal and general topics in familiar subject areas. (MCRE-FTI B1.1.)

- Express themselves in spoken Italian on everyday topics. (MCRE-FTI A2.2.)

Competences

  • Producing oral texts in a foreign language in order to interpret.
  • Producing written texts in a foreign language in order to translate.
  • Producing written texts in language A in order to translate.
  • Understanding oral texts in a foreign language in order to interpret.
  • Understanding written texts in a foreign language in order to translate.
  • Working effectively in teams.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Applying lexical, morphosyntactic, textual, rhetorical and linguistic variation related knowledge: Applying graphic, lexical, morphosyntactic and textual related knowledge.
  2. Applying lexical, morphosyntactic, textual, rhetorical and linguistic variation related knowledge: Applying phonological, lexical, morphosyntactic and textual related knowledge.
  3. Comprehending the communicative purpose and sense of verbal texts of several fields: Comprehending the sense of clear and simple oral texts about general topics.
  4. Comprehending the communicative purpose and sense of written texts of several fields: Comprehending the communicative purpose and sense of written texts of a certain complexity about personal and general topics of well-known areas.
  5. Implementing strategies in order to produce verbal texts from different fields and with specific communicative purposes: Implementing strategies in order to produce simple verbal texts about general topics.
  6. Implementing strategies in order to produce written texts of different fields and with specific communicative purposes: Implementing strategies in order to produce written texts about general topics.
  7. Implementing strategies in order to understand verbal texts from different fields: Implementing strategies in order to understand simple and clear verbal texts about general topics.
  8. Implementing strategies in order to understand written texts from different fields: Implementing strategies in order to comprehend verbal texts of a certain complexity about personal and general topics of well-known areas.
  9. Producing verbal texts that are appropriate to their context and possess linguistic correctness: Producing simple verbal texts about general topics.
  10. Producing written texts that are appropriate to their context and possess linguistic correctness: Producing written texts about general topics that are appropriate to their context.
  11. Working effectively in teams: Working effectively in teams.

Content

- Morphological and syntactic content: conditional mode, subjunctive mode, relative and interrogative adjectives and pronouns, formation of the feminine, prepositions, degrees of comparison of the adjective. The lecturer may, at any time, add to this list or opt to examine any aspect of it in greater depth, as long as doing so does not entail dealing with the content involved very extensively.

- Lexical fields: inventory and acquisition of vocabulary commonly used in certain specific fields.

- Reading, analysis and reformulation of texts written in disseminative, informative or persuasive style and in standard language of medium difficulty.

- Work on the passive oral competence through conversational or formal audiovisual texts in standard language of medium difficulty.

- Work on the active oral competence in standard language through conversations and presentations with a low-medium degree of correctness and fluency.

Methodology

To achieve the established objectives, this subject involves both lectures and practical classes.

All activity deadlines are indicated in the subject's schedule and must be strictly adhered to.

The work students carry out mainly consists of:

- Attending lectures.

- Individual/group presentations in class.

- Debates and discussions in class.

- Watching documentaries and other audiovisual material.

- Documentation searches.

- Reading assignments.

- Written assignments.

- Assignments to be performed outside class.

- Exercises to be performed in class.

- Problem-solving.

- Performing tasks.

- Cooperative learning.

- Practical demonstrations.

- A series of exams.

The phrase "in class" in the previous enumeration may not imply face-to-face classes if due to supervening circumstances the teaching must be virtual. Classes may take place, in such a case, by videoconference or in other modalities.

Learning activities are organised into three categories based on the degree of student autonomy involved:

-  Directed activities: carried out according to a set timetable and in the presence of a lecturer.

-  Supervised activities: carried out under the supervision of a lecturer or tutor.

-  Autonomous activities: carried out by students without supervision, requiring them to organise their own time and work (either in groups or individually).

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.

Activities

Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Carrying out oral comprehension (listening) activities 7 0.28 2, 7, 3, 11
Carrying out reading comprehension activities 25 1 1, 8, 4, 11
Lectures 7 0.28 2, 1, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 10, 9
Performing exercises 13.1 0.52 2, 1, 11
Performing oral production activities 7 0.28 2, 5, 9, 11
Performing written production activities 12 0.48 6, 10, 11
Type: Supervised      
Supervision and review of exercises 12 0.48 2, 1, 11
Supervision and review of oral and written activities 18.15 0.73 2, 1, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 10, 9, 11
Type: Autonomous      
Assimilation, study and practice of conceptual and procedural content 17.5 0.7 2, 1
Carrying out oral comprehension (listening) activities (individually or in groups) 7 0.28 2, 7, 3, 11
Carrying out reading comprehension activities (individually or in groups) 35 1.4 1, 8, 4, 11
Performing exercises (individually or in groups) 21 0.84 2, 1, 11
Performing oral production activities (individually or in groups) 7 0.28 2, 5, 9, 11
Performing written production activities (individually or in groups) 25 1 1, 6, 10, 11

Assessment

Assessment

Assessment is continuous. Students must provide evidence of their progress by completing various tasks and tests. Tasks and tests deadlines will be indicated in the course schedule on the first day of class. The information on assessment activities and their weighting is a guide. The subject's lecturer will provide full information when teaching begins.

There will be between four and eight tests/tasks and none will be worth 40% or more of the final mark. They may consist of: summaries or reformulations of written and oral texts, comprehension questionnaires on written and oral texts, grammar and lexicon tests, dissertations / projects, oral presentations, student-teacher conversations, student conversations in groups, etc.

Most of the tests/tasks will be done in class hours, in class, individually. There will be few or none to be done at home or in groups. However, these criteria may be modified in the event that, due to supervening circumstances, the teaching will go from being face-to-face teaching to virtual teaching.

Any test or task a student misses, albeit with a valid reason, may only be compensated for at the end of the semester. There will be no tests/tasks other than those scheduled at the beginning of this course.

Test/task review: corrected in writing and marked out of 10, tests/tasks will be returned to the students and discussed collectively in class. They will subsequently be returned to the lecturer, who will keep them in their office for a year. Throughout the semester, the lecturer will be available to students in their office hours for any individual explanation required.

Review 

When publishing final marks prior to recording them on students' transcripts, the lecturer will provide written notification of a date and time for reviewing assessment activities. Students must arrange reviews in agreement with the lecturer.

Missed/failed assessment activities 

Students mayretake assessment activities they have failed or compensate for any they have missed, provided that those they have actually performed account for a minimum of 66.6% (two thirds) of the subject's final mark and that they have a weighted average mark of at least 3.5.

The lecturer will inform students of the procedure involved, in writing, when publishing final marks prior to recording them on transcripts. The lecturer may set one assignment per failed or missed assessment activity or a single assignment to cover a number of such activities. Under no circumstances may an assessment activity worth 100% of the final mark be retaken or compensated for.

In case of retaking, maximum grade will be 5 (Pass).

Classification as "not assessable"

In the event of the assessment activities a student has performed accounting for just 25% or less of the subject's final mark, their work will be classified as "not assessable" on their transcript.

Misconduct in assessment activities

Students who engage in misconduct (plagiarism, copying, personation, etc.) in an assessment activity will receive a mark of “0” for the activity in question. In the case of misconduct in more than one assessment activity, the students involved will be given a final mark of “0” for the subject.

Students may not retake assessment activities in which they are found to have engaged in misconduct.

Plagiarism is considered to mean presenting all or part of an author's work, whether published in print or in digital format, as one's own, i.e. without citing it. Copying is considered to mean reproducing all or a substantial part of another student's work. In cases of copying in which it is impossible to determine which of two students has copied the work of the other, both will be penalised.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Activities related to morphosyntactic and lexical knowledge (includes reading comprehension) 40% 4.5 0.18 2, 1, 8, 4
Oral comprehension (listening) activities 15% 1.68 0.07 2, 7, 3
Reading comprehension and writing activities 35% 3.95 0.16 1, 8, 6, 4, 10
Speaking activities 10% 1.12 0.04 2, 5, 9, 11

Bibliography

Teaching materials and other websites 

Anzivino, Filomena; D’Angelo, Katia (2009): Ci vuole orecchio! Ascolti autentici per sviluppare la comprensione orale, 1, 2, 3, Firenze: Alma. A1-A2, A2-B1, B2-C1.

Bettoni, Camilla; Marmini, Paola; Vicentini, Giosi (1986): Imparare dal vivo,Roma: Bonacci, 2 voll. (Livello intermedioLivello avanzato).

Chiappini, Loredana; De Filippo, Nuccia (2014): Congiuntivo, che passione! Teoria e pratica per capire e usare il congiuntivo in italiano, Roma: Bonacci. B1-C2. Includes exercises with solutions.

Giglio, Alessandra; Morano, Laura (2015-2019): Via dei Verbi 1, 2, Roma: Edilingua. A1-B1, B2-C2.

Guastalla, Carlo; Naddeo, Ciro Massimo (2010-2012): Domani, 1, 2, 3, Firenze: Alma. A1, A2, B1. Continuation: De Giuli, Alessandro; Guastalla, Carlo; Naddeo, Ciro M. (2013): Nuovo Magari. Corso di lingua italiana di livello intermedio e avanzato, B2, C1/C2. Firenze: Alma.

Harrasser, Lois; Merz, Giuliano (1999-2013): Culturitalia. Web di cultura – civiltà, letteratura, ling(uistic)a – italiana. Online: <http://www.culturitalia.info/culturit/index.htm>. Includes “Dizionario inverso dell’italiano moderno” and “Morfemix”.

Hernández González, María Belén (2017): Filología Italiana. Online: <https://webs.um.es/mbhg/miwiki/doku.php?id=inicio>. Estensive bibliography, numerous links, teaching materials (particularly about vocabulary). 

Marmini, Paola; Vicentini, Giosi (1989): Ascoltare dal vivo, Roma: Bonacci. Listening exercises. B1-B2.

Mezzadri, Marco; Balboni, Paolo E. (2009-2016): Nuovo Rete!, A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, Perugia: Guerra.

Pettinari, Paolo (s.d.): Mediateca italiana.Online: <http://www.emt.it/index.html>. Includes a free service of linguistic consultation: Come si dice...? <http://www.emt.it/italiano/csd.html>.

Tartaglione, Roberto; Grassi, Giulia (s.d.): Matdid. Materiale didattico di italiano per stranieri, <http://www.scudit.net/mdindice.htm>. Numerous activities and exercises with solutions.

Lexicographic and encyclopaedic tools

Battaglia, Salvatore (1961-2009): Grande dizionario della lingua italiana, Torino: UTET, 21 voll. and supplements. Available online (except last supplements): <http://www.gdli.it/>.

De Mauro, Tullio (2007 [1999]): Grande dizionario italiano dell'uso, Torino, UTET. 8 voll. Partially online: Il Nuovo De Mauro <https://dizionario.internazionale.it/>.

Sabatini, Francesco; Coletti, Vittorio (2018 [1997]): Il Sabatini Coletti. Dizionario della Lingua Italiana, Milano: Rizzoli. Online: <https://dizionari.corriere.it/dizionario_italiano/>. Available in the same website a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.

Sapere.it (s.d.): Sapere.it. Online: <http://www.sapere.it/>. Encyclopaedia, monolingual dictionary, dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.

Treccani (s.d.): Enciclopedia. Online: <http://www.treccani.it/; <http://www.treccani.it/biografico/>. Includes monolingual dictionary, dictionary of synonyms and antonyms and grammar worksheets as well. 

Zingarelli, Nicola; Cannella,Mario; Lazzarini, Beata (2020): Lo Zingarelli 2020. Vocabolario della lingua italiana, Bologna: Zanichelli. Not available online.

Grammars

Dardano, Maurizio; Trifone, Pietro (2013 [1982]): Grammatica italiana con nozioni di linguistica, Bologna: Zanichelli. It is defined a “moderna grammatica scolastica”. Exercises of somecomplexity, very useful for Idioma i Traducció C1 students, although without solutions.

Renzi, Lorenzo; Salvi, Giampaolo; Cardinaletti, Anna (1988-1995): Grande grammatica italiana di consultazione, Bologna: il Mulino, 3 voll.

Serianni, Luca; Della Valle, Valeria; Patota, Giuseppe; Schiannini, Donata (2011): Lingua comune. La grammatica e il testo, Milano-Torino: Pearson Italia / Edizioni Scolastiche Bruno Mondadori. With exercises.

Tartaglione, Roberto; Benincasa, Angelica (2015): GPS - Grammatica della lingua italiana per stranieri: regole – esercizi – letture – test), Firenze: Alma, 2 voll. (A1/A2, B1/B2).

Associations, publishers and other organisations

Aispi. Associazione Ispanisti Italiani: <http://www.aispi.it/>.

AISC. Associazione Italiana di Studi Catalani: <https://aisc.llocs.iec.cat/>.

Alma Edizioni: <www.almaedizioni.it/>. Includes free resources.

Bonacci editore: <www.bonaccieditore.it/>. Includes free resources, among which a Dizionario visivo, a Repertorio gesti and Eserciziari with solutions.

Edizioni C. Casa delle Lingue: <https://www.cdl-edizioni.com/>. Includes free resources.

EdizioniEdilingua: <www.edilingua.it>. Includes the platform idee.it italiano-digitale-edizioni-edilingua. La prima piattaforma per chi insegna e per chi impara l’italiano: <www.i-d-e-e.it/Scopri>.

LaFeltrinelli Internet Bookshop (s.d.): ibs.it. Online: <www.ibs.it>. Italian bookshop online.

Università per Stranieri di Perugia: <https://www.unistrapg.it/>. Includes “Centro per la Valutazione e le Certificazioni Linguistiche (CVCL)”: <https://www.cvcl.it/home-cvcl>. CELI exams with solutions and bibliography useful to prepare these exams: <https://www.cvcl.it/categorie/categoria-104>; <https://www.cvcl.it/categorie/categoria-14>.

Università per Stranieri di Siena (UNISTRASI): <https://www.unistrasi.it/>. Includes “Centro CILS”:<https://cils.unistrasi.it/>. CILS exams with solutions: <https://cils.unistrasi.it/89/Esempi_di_prove_ di_esami.htm>.

Software

No specific software will be used.