Italian

Italian is considered by many the most romantic and musical language in the world. It is the language of one of the richest culinary traditions but also of classical music, art history, design and fashion.

Browse our Italian modules below and find the right level for you.

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Languages for All Modules

These general language modules are open to all students (for credits or not), members of staff, and members of the public.

Available on a semester basis (11-12 weeks), they aim to develop language competence and cultural knowledge for professional and recreational purposes through small group weekly classes and guided independent learning.

If you are unsure about your level, let us know when applying and we will invite you for a short placement interview to understand your previous experience and current needs.

Beginner

You have no previous experience of learning the language.

Intermediate

You have studied the language for one to two years, possibly have (the equivalent of) a good GCSE, and can interact with 'friendly' native speakers in common, expected situations.

Advanced

You have studied the language for some years, possibly have (the equivalent of) a good A-Level, and can interact quite naturally with native speakers in standard situations. You want to gain in fluency and accuracy in more advanced situations.

Higher Advanced +

You are an advanced user of the language and have had opportunities to demonstrate your effective communicative skills in the field. You want to gain in sophistication and accuracy in specific situations.


Degrees with Italian in the School of Languages and Cultures 

These modules are for undergraduate students undertaking a language degree with the School of Languages and Cultures and choosing Italian in their first year of study. Other options are available to students choosing Italian in their second year.

These modules are intended to build your proficiency in Italian over the years up to a near-native speaker level, taking into account any previous experience of the language you may have, whilst supporting your independent study of Italian culture. 

Please visit the SLC's Italian page for information on available degree options and open days.

Year 1

Ab initio pathway:

Year 2

Ab initio pathway:

Year 4

Ab initio pathway:


STEM Degrees with Italian

These modules are for STEM students undertaking a degree with Italian or with Study Abroad.

In addition to general language modules, they include specialized modules preparing for, or accompanying the Year Abroad, and enabling you to become proficient users of Italian in your own STEM subject.

Year 1

Modules in brackets come in addition to the other modules for students taking 30 to 40 credits of language per year. The language Co-ordinator will advise you on which one(s) to take depending on your degree.

Post-GCSE Pathway:

Post-A-Level Pathway:

Year 2

Modules in brackets come in addition to the other modules for students taking 30 to 40 credits of language per year. The language Co-ordinator will advise you on which one(s) to take depending on your degree.

Post-GCSE Pathway: 

Post-A-Level Pathway:

Year 3 (Abroad)

These modules may be optional depending on your degree

Year 4

Modules in brackets come in addition to the other modules for students taking 30 to 40 credits of language per year. The language Co-ordinator will advise you on which one(s) to take depending on your degree.

Post-GCSE Pathway: 

Post-A-Level Pathway:


 

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