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

  • MLAM140 Arabic 1 for Postgraduate Students

    The aim of this module is for MA students to acquire basic language skills in the Arabic language. It is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the Arabic language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A1 level (Beginner) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Arabic. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations. Students will be taught in the same group as undergraduates following the existing MLA140 module, to allow for group work and communicative exchange, but with augmented assessments and learning outcomes. This module is typically taken in conjunction with MLAM141 Modern Standard Arabic 2 for Postgraduate Students.

  • MLAM141 Arabic 2 for Postgraduate Students

    The aim of this module is for MA students to acquire basic language skills in the Arabic language. It is designed for students who have little previous knowledge of the Arabic language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A1 level (Beginner) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking Arabic. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations. Students will be taught in the same group as undergraduates following the existing MLA141 module, to allow for group work and communicative exchange, but with augmented assessments and learning outcomes. This module is typically taken in conjunction with MLAM140 Modern Standard Arabic 1 for Postgraduate Students.

  • MLI140 Languages for All - Italian 1

    Students will be able to gain basic knowledge within the A1 level of the Council of Europe scale in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Italian, and using Italian in an effective way in everyday situations.

  • MLI160A Italian Language 1A

    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 at A level (or equivalent) and to facilitate their progress in linguistic competence. It concentrates on 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 MLI160B.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MLI301A Italian General Language 3A

    A structured programme of mutually-supporting activities and exercises undertaken in class and privately is designed to develop and sharpen your skills in understanding and producing accurate, fluent and written Italian. Furthermore, this module offers practice and development of skills in translation from Italian (target language) to English, productive skills; writing in Italian (with a particular focus on essay writing) and speaking, as well as general communication skills. Writing and speaking classes will give you practice in the exercises covered by the module, and will be supported by a series of grammar workshop that will reinforce your existing grammatical knowledge as well as introducing new concepts.

  • MLI301B Italian General Language 3B

    This module offers practice and development of skills in translation from English to Italian (target language) and in the use of register in speaking and communicating in the target language. Writing and oral classes will give you practice in the exercises covered by the module and help you consolidate your theoretical knowledge of the Italian grammar, vocabulary and register.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • MLS140 Languages for All - Spanish 1

    This module is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Students will be able to gain basic knowledge within the A1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations. Students wishing to reach the full A1 stage according to the CEFR will be able to do so by also completing MLS141 in teaching block 2.

  • MLS141 Languages for All - Spanish 2

    This module is designed for students with little previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Students will be able to gain basic knowledge within the A1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations. This module follows from MLS140 in teaching block 1. Students should reach the full A1 stage according to the CEFR by the end of the module.

  • MLS150 Languages for All - Spanish 3

    This module is designed for students who already have some basic previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A2/1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations. Students wishing to reach the full A2 stage according to the CEFR will be able to do so by additionally completing MLS151 in teaching block 2.

  • MLS151 Languages for All - Spanish 4

    This module follows on from MLS150 and is designed for students who already have some previous knowledge of the Spanish language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations.

  • MLT330 Interpreting - Local Government Option

    This module will develop strategies and techniques to perform Sight Translation, and Bilateral Consecutive modes of Interpreting (including Telephone Interpreting). The context is Local Government, covering a selection of topics in the areas of Council Structures, Council Services, Social Services, Environmental Health & Protection, and Education. There will be a mixture of lectures on Interpreting Theory, live sessions, and Language Laboratory practical sessions using the latest technology to enhance your learning. The assessment will be an Essay (30%) and a Practical Exam in the Lab. (70%). A wide range of materials will be available on Blackboard to practice the different modes of interpreting in your own time. This module will also prepare you for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting, examined by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL). This is optional and will take place in June every year (Registration by February; CIoL fee applies)

  • MLTD03 Translation and Interpreting Professional Training for Extended Master’s

    Co-requisite: MLTD04 (Translation and Interpreting Professional Practice for Extended Masters) Students on the Extended MA in Professional Translation or Extended MA Translation and Interpreting who have satisfactorily completed the first year (120 credits) of study may apply to take a 30-credit (15 ECTS) Professional Training in the second year. This is subject to availability in the relevant language(s) and to any admission tests and/or interview laid down by the prospective Provider. The Training will take place in an appropriate professional language services provision environment in the public, private or voluntary sector, in the UK or abroad. The working time commitment and duration of the Professional Training must be at least 30 hours per week for 12 weeks (full-time mode).

  • MLTD04 Translation and Interpreting Professional Practice for Extended Master’s

    Co-requisite: MLTD03 Translation and Interpreting Professional Training for Extended Masters Students on the Extended MA in Professional Translation or Translation and Interpreting who have satisfactorily completed the first year (120 credits) of study and the training module (MLTD03) must apply to take a 30-credit (15 ECTS) Professional Practice in the second year. This is subject to availability in the relevant language(s) and to any admission tests and/or interview laid down by the prospective Provider. The Professional Practice will take place in a professional language services provision environment in the public, private or voluntary sector, in the UK or abroad. The working time commitment and duration of the Professional Practice must be at least 30 hours per week for 12 weeks (full-time mode).

  • MLTM05 Foundations of Translation and Interpreting

    Studying translation involves a number of special skills. They include, for instance, making optimal use of monolingual and bilingual dictionaries, and writing a well-structured commentary explaining your translation strategy or your use of specialized software. There are also some general skills you need, such as setting up a bibliography for a particular topic and formatting your documents to a professional standard. Apart from these skills, this module will also give you some general introductory knowledge of, for instance, the difference between terms and words and the organization of Computer-Assisted Translation tools. Finally, this module will introduce you to basic linguistic concepts and terminology, which you can use in discussing your translation work.

  • MLTM07 Interpreting - Health Option & Introduction to Conference Interpreting

    This module will develop strategies and techniques to perform Sight Translation (L1 into L2 and L2 into L1), Bilateral Consecutive (including Telephone Interpreting), and Simultaneous-Whispering modes of Interpreting. The contexts are Health issues and Current Affairs, covering a selection of topics in the following areas: Structure of the NHS and the equivalent National Health Services in the other countries studied; General Practice, Physiology and Professionals: The Role of the GP & The Role of the Consultants; A&E cases; Diseases: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Prognosis (conditions and diseases of the Circulatory, Digestive, Respiratory, Reproductive and Urinary Systems); Mental Health and Current Affairs related to Health issues of the cultures involved (Language 1 & Language 2). There will be a mixture of lectures on Interpreting Theory, live sessions, and Language Laboratory practical sessions using the latest technology to enhance your learning. The assessment will be an Essay (30%) and a Practical Exam in the Language Laboratory (70%). A wide range of materials will be available on Blackboard to practice the different modes of interpreting in your own time. This module will also prepare you for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Health), examined by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL). This is optional and will take place in June every year (Registration by February; CIoL fee applies).

  • MLTM50 Internship for Translation and Interpreting.

    MA students of Professional Translation or Translation and Interpreting, who have satisfactorily completed Part 1 of their MA, may apply to take a 60-credit (30 ECTS) Internship at Part 2, subject to availability in the relevant language and to any admission tests and interview laid down by the prospective Provider. The Internship will take place in an appropriate professional environment in the public or private sector, in the UK or abroad. All Internship Providers in the UK and some abroad, will be approved by MLTM50 Module Conveners, following procedures stipulated by COAH¿s Employability Committee/Swansea University Employability Academy. Other Internships abroad will be managed by partner Translation/Interpreting Schools as approved by the Collaborative Provision Committee. The working time commitment and duration of the Internship must be 35 to 40 hours per week for 12 weeks (full-time mode) i.e. around 420-480 hours in total. Working hours and duration must be specified in the Tripartite Internship Agreement before the Internship can be approved and signed by the module convener. Student-interns may or may not be entitled to some payment (e.g. living expenses, Erasmus grant), depending on the specific terms of the Internship. Students and Providers will be required to complete an agreed progress report every four weeks, including a final summary report at the end of the Internship. Award of credit for the module will be conditional on receipt of three satisfactory reports, which will be taken into account as one of the criteria when assessing the module. Assessment of MLTM50 is by a reflective report, to be submitted within two weeks of the end date of the internship. A student who withdraws from MLTM50 after three weeks or fails the module because of missing or unsatisfactory reports may be given the opportunity to undertake alternative coursework to redeem failure for a maximum capped mark of 50%.

  • MLZ140 Languages for All - Mandarin 1

    This module is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the Mandarin language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A1/1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Mandarin. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations.

  • MLZ141 Languages for All - Mandarin 2

    This module is designed for students who already have some basic knowledge of the Mandarin language. Students will be able to gain linguistic knowledge within the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Mandarin. Special emphasis is given to the development of learners¿ communicative skills so as to allow them to use the language in an effective way in everyday situations.