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.

  • Course: Mondays 5-7pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 11 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Length: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply

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.

  • Course: Saturdays 10am - 2.30pm
    Delivery: On-Campus
    Timeline: Starts 23 October 2021 - Ends 18 December 2021
    Length: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 

How to apply

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.

  • Course: Mondays 7-9 pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 11 October 2021 - Ends 21 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)
  • Course: Tuesdays 6-8 pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2021 - Ends 22 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply

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.

  • Course: This course is due to start in Term 2 (January 2022)
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: TBC
    Lengths: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210

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.

  • Course: Wednesdays 7-9pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply

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.

  • Course: This course is due to start in Term 3 (April 2022)
    Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: TBC
    Lengths: 10 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £210

 

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.

  • Course: Wednesdays 5-7pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 13 October 2021 - Ends 23 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply

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.

  • Course: Thursdays 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Starts 14 October 2021 - Ends 24 March 2022
    Lengths: 20 weeks (60 learning hours)
    Fees: £240 (payable in two termly instalments)

How to apply