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Italian (Diploma - online, beginners)
Welcome to the Diploma in Italian Online: Beginners. You are going to be part of a ground-breaking experience which, employing the latest skills in e-learning, will enable you to study a language in your own time, wherever you are, and as part of a community of e-learners. Unlike many distance learning programmes designed for individual and totally independent learning, this diploma course is based on a collaborative, communicative approach and students are encouraged to participate in virtual class activities with their peers and e-tutor. Three on campus sessions per year are also included.
The Diploma in Italian Online: Beginners concentrates on all four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and uses carefully selected authentic material to introduce or consolidate the structures and functions of the language. In addition, a cultural module will explore aspects of Italian life from an intercultural perspective and stimulate discussions about them.
Students will be introduced to the basics of the Italian language and will develop competence in relation to the common situations of everyday life. By the end of each semester/year you should be able to converse and comprehend a variety of topics and situations normally encountered in everyday life.
Visit our Diploma in Italian Online blog where you can sample some course materials and experience what it is like to learn in an online environment: www.italianonlinenuig.wordpress.com
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Requirements and Assessment
The Diploma in Italian is open to everybody and is particularly suited to those who need flexibility in their time and mode of study and/or live away from Galway. Workload will amount to approximately 6 hours per week. Basic computer skills are sufficient: ability to download and upload files, navigate websites, use emails and Skype-style applications. An introductory on-campus session at the beginning of the course will explain in very simple terms how to use these applications and will take you through all steps necessary to become familiar with our intuitive tools.
Applicants are expected to be proficient in the use of computers and the internet.
2 years, part-time
Next start date
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Mode of study
Diploma in Italian, NUI Galway
Programme Content Year 1
- Italian Language Skills Level 1 - Part 1
- Italian Language Skills Level 1 - Part 2
- Oral and Intercultural Skills Level 1
Programme Content Year 2
- Italian Language Skills Level 2 - Part 1
- Italian Language Skills Level 2 - Part 2
- Oral and Intercultural Skills Level 2
All teachers and e-tutors on this course are native speakers. They will guide students through the interactive and participative modules, which emphasize collaborative learning in order to avoid any feelings of isolation. Lecture packages will be delivered weekly online and will include comprehension tasks, individual and group work, conversation and intercultural aspects.
By the end of year 1, students will achieve level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
By the end of year 2, students will achieve level A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following: Job-seekers Benefit, Job-seekers Allowance, One-parent family allowance, Disability allowance, Community Employment Scheme or signing for social insurance contribution credits. Please download the 2016_2017 Scholarship Form for more information.