Italian

Italian FlagAround 85 million people speak Italian including the 59 million inhabitants of Italy itself and around half a million citizens of Switzerland, where it is one of four official languages. Italian is also spoken in parts of several Balkan countries including Albania, Croatia and Slovenia, and in former Italian colonies such as Libya, Somalia and Eritrea. It can even be encountered in parts of France (Corsica and Nice) and even in tiny Monaco. Most of the population of Malta speak Italian and it is the official language of two of the world's smallest countries: San Marino and the Vatican City.

Italian Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Italian (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

  • Session information: Mondays 7-9pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 12 October - 14 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 18 January - 22 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Fast Track Level 1 

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Italian (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations. Fast Track courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm
  • Timeline: Starting 17 October 2020 - running until 19 December 2020
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

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Italian Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

  • Session information: Wednesdays at 7-9pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 14 October - 16 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 20 January - 24 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £105. Term 2 £105. Full Course £210.

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Fast Track Level 2

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached level A1 in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course. Fast Track courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm
  • Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (60 learning hours), starting TBC
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £210* (60 learning hours)

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Italian Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed.

  • Session information: Mondays at 5-7pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 12 October  - 14 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 18 January - 22 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

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Fast Track Level 3 

You have reached A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course. Fast Track courses enable you to complete the level in just one term, instead of two terms.

  • Session information: Saturdays 10 am - 2.30 pm.
  • Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (60 learning hours), starting TBC 
  • Fees: Full course 10 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours)

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Italian Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

  • Session information: Wednesdays at 5-7pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 14 October  - 16 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 20 January  - 24 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

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Italian Advanced (Level 5)

You have reached the full B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid(equivalent to an A-Level grade A or B) and/or completed the Upper-intermediate (level 4) course.

  • Session information: Thursdays at 6-8pm 
  • Timeline: Starting 15  October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 15 October -17 December 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 21 January - 25 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

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