Ms Chiara Ariotti
Lecturer
Modern Languages
Telephone: (01792) 602955
Room: Office - 338
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus

Specialist Subjects: Italian Language and Culture

Teaching

  • MLI160B Italian Language 1B

    This module is the foundation of advanced level study of Italian which will equip students with the skills needed to use Italian in everyday situations and professional environments appropriate to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The module aims to consolidate and extend the language skills developed by students at A level (or equivalent) and in MLI160A and to facilitate their progress in linguistic competence. It concentrates on further developing fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Italian, establishing a firm grammatical understanding of the language, and extending students' vocabulary in order to read, write, interpret and speak about issues related to contemporary Italian society and culture. The module aims to enhance students' employability by providing a grounding in the vocabulary and use of Italian in contexts relating to sustainability. Classes are mainly conducted in Italian. It is typically taken in conjunction with MLI160A.

  • MLI260A Italian Language 2A

    This module aims at building on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first year of study, and will equip students with the skills needed to use Italian in more complex concrete and abstract social and professional environments appropriate to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It concentrates on developing fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Italian, so that the student can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. It also aims at establishing a firm grammatical understanding of the language, and extending students¿ vocabulary to read, write, interpret and debate (explaining a viewpoint, giving independent advantages and disadvantages of various options) about topical issues related to contemporary Italian society and culture. Moreover, the module aims to enhance students¿ employability by systematically developing a personal professional career planning portfolio, providing a sound insight into the world of work. Classes will be conducted mainly in Italian.

  • MLI270A Intermediate Italian Language 2A

    This module is the foundation of advanced level study of Italian which will equip students with the skills needed to use Italian in everyday situations and professional environments appropriate to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The module aims to consolidate and extend the language skills developed by students in their beginners' Italian modules and to facilitate their progress in linguistic competence. It concentrates on further developing fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Italian, establishing a firm grammatical understanding of the language, and extending students' vocabulary in order to read, write, interpret and speak about issues related to contemporary Italian society and culture. The module aims to enhance students' employability by providing a grounding in the vocabulary and use of Italian in contexts relating to the world of work. Classes are mainly conducted in Italian. It is typically taken in conjunction with MLI270B.

  • MLI270B Intermediate Italian Language 2B

    This module is the foundation of advanced level study of Italian which will equip students with the skills needed to use Italian in everyday situations and professional environments appropriate to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The module aims to consolidate and extend the language skills developed by students in their beginners' language modules and MLI270A and to facilitate their progress in linguistic competence. It concentrates on further developing fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Italian, establishing a firm grammatical understanding of the language, and extending students' vocabulary in order to read, write, interpret and speak about issues related to contemporary Italian society and culture. The module aims to enhance students' employability by providing a grounding in the vocabulary and use of Italian in contexts relating to sustainability. Classes are mainly conducted in Italian. It is typically taken in conjunction with MLI270A.

  • MLI302 Italian for Professional Purposes 3

    You will be working on authentic material to further expand your knowledge of business terminology and familiarise yourself with a range of business-related topics. With the aim of improving your linguistic accuracy further, you will be practising various aspects of Italian grammar throughout the academic year. There is 1 hour per week + 1 hour every 2 weeks.

  • MLIM01 Advanced Translation (Italian - English)

    In 17 weekly two hour small-group seminars running through Semester 1 and into Semester 2, students will translate, discuss and annotate both non-technical and technical texts. Practice assignments will grow progressively longer to reflect real-world conditions and students will on occasion be expected to work together, critiquing and editing each other's work to produce a collaborative finished version. Techniques for discovering domain-specific knowledge and translating technical terminology will be explored and developed. Assessment will be by three test translations in different domains done through the year under exam conditions (2 hours with dictionaries and/or electronic resources), each counting for 25% of the marks of the module, plus one Terminology Project or Wikipedia Project counting for the final 25%.

  • MLIM60 Advanced English-Italian Translation for MA Exchange Students B (TB2)

    This module is only available to students coming to Swansea on an approved, single-semester M-level exchange from a translation and/or interpreting school in Europe (e.g. from the METS consortium). Teaching and assessment are identical to either the first or the second semester of the existing 20 credit, 2-semester Advanced Translation modules MLIM01 (Italian to English) OR MLIM30 (English to Italian), OR an approved mixture between them. Students taking MLIM60 will attend the same classes and submit the same two written assessments as those taking the corresponding semester of the longer module(s).

  • MLT310 Interpreting - Law Option (Police)

    This module will develop strategies and techniques to perform: Sight Translation (L1 into L2 and L2 into L1) and Bilateral Consecutive (including Telephone Interpreting) modes of Interpreting. The context is Police-related issues, covering a selection of topics in the areas of Police Powers (arrest, caution, questioning, witness statements, missing persons); Dishonesty Offences (theft, robbery, burglary, fraud); Drugs (types, possession); and Road Traffic (speeding offences, dangerous driving). This module will also prepare the student for the Metropolitan Police Test, examined by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and recognized by the National Register of Public Service Interpreters. This is optional and will take place in Winter ¿ November, and Summer ¿ May/June every year (CIoL Registration deadline and fees apply).

  • MLTM10 Interpreting - Law Option (Police & Introduction to Court Interpreting)

    This module will develop strategies and techniques to perform: Sight Translation (L1 into L2 and L2 into L1), Bilateral Consecutive (including Telephone Interpreting), Conference Consecutive, and Simultaneous-Whispering modes of Interpreting. The contexts are Police and Courts, covering a selection of topics in the areas of Police Powers (arrest, caution, questioning, witness statements, missing persons); Dishonesty Offences (theft, robbery, burglary, fraud); Drugs (types, possession); Road Traffic (speeding offences, dangerous driving); Criminal Courts (Magistrate Court - Trials); Tribunals (Immigration - refugees, appeals, deportations); and Current Affairs related to legal matters of the cultures involved (Language 1 & Language 2). This module will also prepare the student for the Metropolitan Police Test, examined by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) and recognized by the National Register of Public Service Interpreters. This is optional and will take place in Winter ¿ November, and Summer ¿ May/June every year (CIoL Registration deadline and fees apply). Successful candidates will also be encouraged to apply to the European Commission Directorate General for Interpretation placements and freelance opportunities.