Basic Italian 1 and 2

Module code: IT1024/IT1025

Module co-ordinator: Dr Simona Storchi and Dr Marina Spunta

Module Aims

Intended for students with no A-level (or equivalent) in Italian or other language, these paired modules, IT1024 and IT1025, will develop students' communicative skills in contemporary Italian language. Weekly, three hours are devoted to written/spoken and oral/aural practice of Italian language via a communicative method.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of these modules, students will be able to demonstrate their acquisition of basic communication skills in Italian and their application to routine contexts and activities.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Practical language classes in small groups.


  • Coursework (50%)
  • Oral and written examinations (50%)

Key Texts

Recommended for purchase:

  • Chiaro! Corso di italiano, Alma Edizioni, 2010

Also recommended: a good Italian dictionary.