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.

Complete Beginner 

This level has been designed for you if you have never studied Italian before.

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

Registration for our Italian Complete Beginner courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about registration for Semester 2, please email us now.

Lower Intermediate

This level has been designed for you if you can already use Italian to speak about familiar topics.

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.

Registration for our Italian Lower Intermediate courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about registration for Semester 2, please email us now.

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.

Registration for our Italian Advanced courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed about registration for Semester 2, please email us now.