Foreign Languages Centre

Learn Italian with us

FLC Italian GPItaly boasts more UNESCO World Heritage sites than other countries in the world and it is the fifth most visited country in the world for international tourism arrivals. Italian, though, is not only a useful language to use during your holidays. Italy’s economy is the world’s ninth largest in terms of nominal GDP and it is one of the most frequently requested languages by employers in the UK, as the country is the UK’s largest non-English-speaking goods export market.

Our course is a very popular choice, offering classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Based on a communicative approach to learning, you will learn practical language that you will be able to use in every day conversations. In addition, you will develop cultural awareness of the Italian speaking world. A world of 90 million native speakers, and the official language of 6 countries.

Along with your teachers, Monica Albertinazzi and Michela Prevedello, we very much look forward to welcoming you to our course.

Choosing the correct language level

Use the information below to choose the correct language level for you.

Beginner part 2 (Stage 1)

This level has been designed for you if you have basic knowledge of Italian. This course is not suitable for complete beginners.

This level will give you a basic introduction to the language.


Day & Time Location Enrol
Thursday, 18:15-19:45 Virgil Building Enrol now
Thursday, 13:15-14:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

Lower Intermediate part 2 (Stage 2)

This level has been designed for you if you can already use Italian to speak about familiar topics. You can join this course even if you did not attend part 1, provided you are at the right level.

You should join this level if you can:

  • understand basic instructions
  • take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic
  • understand basic written notices
  • complete basic forms, and write notes including times, dates and places.


Day & Time Location Enrol
Wednesday, 18:15-19:45 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Wednesday, 13:15-14:05 Claverton Down campus Enrol now

Advanced part 2 (Stage Advanced)

This level has been designed for you if you are proficient in Italian. You will be able to practise Italian on a weekly basis by engaging in guided group conversations. The classes focus on developing reading, speaking and listening skills.

This is your level if you can:

  • express yourself fluently
  • understand with ease spoken or written Italian
  • use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.


Day & Time Location Enrol
Wednesday, 18:15-19:45 Claverton Down campus Enrol now
Thursday, 15:00-17:00 Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Enrol now

What happens next

Once you have completed your online enrolment and payment, we will send you an email confirmation of your enrolment.

This will include information about:

  • the location of your class and a map with directions
  • course materials and preparation
  • parking
  • what to do if you can't make a class
  • what happens if a class must be cancelled
  • getting in touch with your teacher
  • getting in touch with us.