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Studying Italian

The Italian language carries an unparalleled cultural capital. The Italian Renaissance laid the foundations for western values and cultures over the last five centuries, and the country has produced remarkable figures such as Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo, Fellini and Eco. Studying Italian allows you to explore the country's past and present from a priviledged perspective.

You can take Italian in the following ways through Open Languages:

  • Beginners 
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Before selecting your module and to make sure you choose the right route into this language for you, please review your existing language level against our criteria.

To register, choose your module:

 ModuleSemesterEquivalent language level (CEFR)Number of contact hoursChoose this module if...
ITAL001 Semester 1 Complete beginners - A1.1 2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
1 - 3pm
You have no knowledge of the language at all. 
ITAL002 Semester 2 Beginners - A1.2 2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons 
1 - 3pm
You have a little knowledge of the language or you have not studied it formally. 
ITAL003 Semester 1 Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.1  2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons 
3 - 5pm
You have studied the language formally for one course only - approximately 60 hours, or up to GCSE. 
ITAL004 Semester 2 Intermediate (GCSE equivalent) - A2.2 2 hours per week on Wednesday afternoons
3 - 5pm
You have studied the language formally up to GCSE - at least 90 hours. 
ITAL005 Semester 1 Advanced (AS Level) - B1.1 3/4 hours per week. This class is timetabled with current degree programme students.  You have studied the language formally up to AS or A-Level - at least 120 hours. 
ITAL006 Semester 2 Advanced (A-Level) - B1.2  3/4 hours per week. This class is timetabled with current degree programme students.  You have studied the language formally up to A-Level - at least 150 hours. 
ITAL007 Semester 1 Advanced - B2.1 3/4 hours per week. This class is timetabled with current degree programme students.  You have studied the language formally beyond A-Level - please seek advice from module convenor.