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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Иностранный язык (итальянский)

Лучший по критерию «Полезность курса для расширения кругозора и разностороннего развития»
Лучший по критерию «Новизна полученных знаний»
Направление: 41.03.05. Международные отношения
Когда читается: 3-й курс, 1-4 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Охват аудитории: для своего кампуса
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 7

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course has been designed for the students of the “HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics”. The main goal of this course is to continue preparing students to use Italian in their further academic studies or/and in their future carrier, which means to develop their communicative skills in Italian at the B2+-C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in multiple contexts such as reading and listening comprehension, written and oral expression, communicative interaction. At the same time, the course is aimed at promoting autonomous learning, self-assessment, peer-correction and critical thinking. Plenty of authentic and culturally-enriching materials will be used.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • development of general cultural competence
  • Formation and development of intercultural foreign-language professionally oriented communicative competence. Foreign-language professional-communicative competence is the willingness and ability to communicate in a foreign language in the context of intercultural professional communication (level B1-B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in CEFR).
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - use the speech means of persuasion in public speaking on professional topics in direct contact with the audience; - understand and process the main content of oral monological texts perceived from various sources of information (including from the media); - understand the emotionally rich information in direct communication with a native speaker;
  • - Understand public speaking, including through technical means; - extract implicit information from an oral message of a monological or dialogical nature;
  • - read and understand texts of various genres with different levels of penetration into the content; - write formal and informal letters; - make plans, resumes; - make abstracts, annotations; - reasonably express an opinion on the proposed issue; - conduct a creative analysis of the original written text and summarize the facts in writing;
  • understand lectures in a foreign language; - understand factual information on radio and television; - extract factual information from the media and the Internet; - carry out analytical and synthetic processing of information obtained from oral, written and electronic sources.
  • understand lectures in a foreign language; - understand factual information on radio and television;
  •  integrate knowledge from various disciplines of the humanitarian, natural science and professional fields;  expand the information and language stock of students, taking into account possible contexts of activity and areas of communication between specialists and higher education;  develop the skills of oral and written speech at the level of reception and production;
  •  provide the ability to work simultaneously with different types and types of texts of a social and professional orientation;  vary the complexity of the course, offering the necessary amount of independent search and research work, taking into account the real learning situation.
  • expand the information and language stock of students, taking into account possible contexts of activity and areas of communication between specialists and higher education;  develop the skills of oral and written speech at the level of reception and production;
  •  expand the information and language stock of students, taking into account possible contexts of activity and areas of communication between specialists and higher education;  develop the skills of oral and written speech at the level of reception and production;  provide the ability to work simultaneously with different types and types of texts of a social and professional orientation;
  • carry out written translation of printed texts from a foreign language into Russian and from Russian into a foreign language within the framework of the professional sphere of communication; - perform translation of documents and correspondence from a foreign language into Russian and from Russian into a foreign language within the framework of the professional sphere of communication; - use etiquette of written language correctly;
  • - carry out written translation of printed texts from a foreign language into Russian and from Russian into a foreign language within the framework of the professional sphere of communication; - perform translation of documents and correspondence from a foreign language into Russian and from Russian into a foreign language within the framework of the professional sphere of communication; - use etiquette of written language correctly;
  • - perform translation of documents and correspondence from a foreign language into Russian and from Russian into a foreign language within the framework of the professional sphere of communication; - use etiquette of written language correctly;
  • - carry out written translation of printed texts from a foreign language into Russian and from Russian into a foreign language within the framework of the professional sphere of communication;
  • understand the notion of economic growth , its kinds and waves
  • understand the notion of unemployment in modern Italy, being able to formulate solutions, causes and outcomes
  • understand the notion of state budget. being able to formulate and determine the notion providing empirical evidences
  • understand the notion of trade balance. being able to formulate and determine the notion of trade balance providing empirical evidences
  • being able to explain the notion of demand and supply at the external and internal markets, providing empirics and issues of the modern purchaser
  • Understand the notion of the market, being able to explain its structure and provide empirics along with the analysis fo the Italian market
  • understanding of the notion of stock market, ability to explain the sense of the stock market , providing empirics and analysis of the structure of the stock market in conjuncture with the issues and problems within it
  • being able to explain the creation and birth of the Italian stock market adding empirical examples of the Italian stock market
  • understand the notion fo financing mechanisms/ including the ability of analysis of their functioning/ explain the notion of Italian specifics of financing mechanism within their market
  • being able to speak on the economic topic particularly within the frameworks of the Italian economy and its specificity on the international arena, including cooperation with other partners
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Differences in the views of foreigners and Italians themselves on the changes taking place in Italian society (pension reform, unemployment, etc.).
  • Comparison of Italian and Russian family code systems.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the Family Law in Russia and Italy
  • comparison of types of the rest in Italy and Russia
  • Gambling - as one of the main problems of modern society
  • CV and motivation letter, role-playing game - “hiring”
  • reiteration and consolidation of studied material
  • The concept of "ecology", "environment".
  • The main environmental problems in the world.
  • Environmental problems in Italy and ways to solve them. Renewable energy.
  • Language and dialect. History of the Italian language: milestones and names.
  • The current situation of language and dialects in Italy.
  • reiteration and consolidation of studied material
  • Historical foundations of regional differences between the North and the South of Italy.
  • The current state of relations between the North and the South of Italy.
  • Italian mafia: historical background
  • Types of the mafia: current situation
  • What does economics study? The functioning of the economic system. Interaction
  • Resources, needs, economic benefits, GDP, inflation.
  • The dynamics of economic development. Production factors.
  • Full/ part-time employment
  • Economics and politics. The mechanisms of interaction. Italian economy in the framework of the European Union.
  • Conventional and modern forms of the market/ E-commerce, Bitcoin
  • Understanding the terminology: economia di mercato, economia aziendale, economia sommersa, evasione fiscale.
  • Economic growth problem
  • Unemployment and solutions. Job act
  • State budget (Reddito di cittadinanza)
  • Trade balance/ international trade
  • Demand/ Supply. Economic agents functioning
  • Market structure
  • History and functioning of the stock market
  • The current situation in Italian society
  • History of the stock market of Italy
  • Financing mechanisms and state control
  • Reiteration and consolidation of studied material
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Oral elements of control
  • non-blocking written elements of control
  • non-blocking certification work
  • non-blocking Independent seatwork
  • Partially blocks (final) grade/grade calculation Exam
    The exam in the discipline "Italian language" is conducted orally without the use of proctoring. The exam is conducted on the ZOOM platform, link https://zoom.us/my/cacciatori?pwd=OVlSNXN5VnMvbjA4cEVVY21neHo4dz09 You must connect to the exam according to the exact schedule sent by the teacher to the students ' corporate emails on the eve of the exam. The student's computer must meet the following requirements: a working camera and microphone, support for Zoom. To participate in the exam, the student must: show up for the exam according to the schedule, turn on the camera and microphone when answering. During the exam, students are forbidden to: turn off the camera, use notes and tips, communicate (in social networks, with people in the room). A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered to be a communication failure of less than 10 minutes. A long-term communication violation during the exam is considered to be a violation of 10 minutes or more. If there is a long-term communication failure, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure is similar to the pass procedure.
  • non-blocking Oral elements of control
  • non-blocking written elements of control
  • non-blocking certification work
  • non-blocking Independent seatwork
  • Partially blocks (final) grade/grade calculation Exam
    The exam in the discipline "Italian language" is conducted orally without the use of proctoring. The exam is conducted on the ZOOM platform, link https://zoom.us/my/cacciatori?pwd=OVlSNXN5VnMvbjA4cEVVY21neHo4dz09 You must connect to the exam according to the exact schedule sent by the teacher to the students ' corporate emails on the eve of the exam. The student's computer must meet the following requirements: a working camera and microphone, support for Zoom. To participate in the exam, the student must: show up for the exam according to the schedule, turn on the camera and microphone when answering. During the exam, students are forbidden to: turn off the camera, use notes and tips, communicate (in social networks, with people in the room). A short-term communication failure during the exam is considered to be a communication failure of less than 10 minutes. A long-term communication violation during the exam is considered to be a violation of 10 minutes or more. If there is a long-term communication failure, the student cannot continue to participate in the exam. The retake procedure is similar to the pass procedure.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.1 * certification work + 0.4 * Exam + 0.1 * Independent seatwork + 0.2 * Oral elements of control + 0.2 * written elements of control
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.1 * certification work + 0.4 * Exam + 0.1 * Independent seatwork + 0.2 * Oral elements of control + 0.2 * written elements of control
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Renzi, B. G. (2017). Guide to Italian Language and Culture for English-speaking Learners of Italian. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2018088
  • Vellaccio, L., & Elston, M. (2010). Complete Italian. London: Hodder Education. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=475064

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Italiano per economisti, collana "Italiano per specialisti", a cura di Ciro Massimo Naddeo, 123 p., Incalcaterra-McLoughlin, L., Pla-Lang, L., Schiavo-Rotheneder, G., 2004
  • Picarazzi, T. L., Möller, K., Onofri, F. R., & Berlitz Publishing Company. (2011). Italian For Dummies (Vol. 2nd ed). Hoboken, NJ: For Dummies. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=391484