AS COURSE OUTLINE
Why choose AS in Italian?
This course will enable students to develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the Italian language, the culture of Italy and other Italian countries and communities, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills.
This qualification offers a suitable progression route to A level Italian and to further study at university level. In addition, the study of one language at GCE can facilitate and help promote the learning of other languages. The qualification may also add to an individual's employability profile, particularly for UK organisations trading overseas as well as with international companies based in the UK and globally.
Inspiring and engaging themes Familiar and popular themes as well as some new content will provide clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities.
Popular literary texts and films A rich choice of literary texts and films will be offered, including contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from Italy and the wider Italian-speaking world.
|Aims and objectives|
This course will enable students to:
What will I study for AS Italian?
The course focuses on a range of social issues and trends, as well as aspects of the political and artistic culture of Italy and Italian-speaking countries and communities. Along the two themes, described below, students will study either a work of literature or a film to be chosen among a set of prescribed works in the syllabus, which includes Italian authors and directors such as Calvino, Ammaniti, Barrico and Tornatore.
Theme 1: I cambiamenti della società italiana
Theme 1 is set in the context of Italy only and has three sub-themes: changes in Italian family structure, education and the world of work
Theme 2: La cultura politica ed artistica nei paesi di lingua italiana
Theme 2 is set in the context of any Italian-speaking country/countries and/or community/communities and has three sub-themes: music, media and cultural heritage (festivals, traditions and customs).
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