Italian Language (Beginners) 1 and 2

Module code: IT1020/IT1021

Module co-ordinator: Dr Maria Guarnieri

Module Aims

The paired modules IT1020 & IT1021 provide an accelerated introduction to oral and written aspects of contemporary Italian language and offer students' intensive practice, in small groups, of all language skills. It is recommended that students possess an A-level in a modern language or a GCSE in Italian (or equivalent).

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:

  • Italian Espresso 1 (Textbook and Workbook), Alma Edizioni (2007);
  • S Nocchi, Italian Grammar in Practice, Alma Edizioni (2007).

Also recommended: a good Italian dictionary.