Foreign Languages Centre

Learn Italian with us

FLC Italian StudentsItaly 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.

Before enroling on one of our language courses please ensure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

You may only enrol on one of our courses per semester. If you would like to enrol on more than one course please contact us by email or telephone to discuss this first.

Beginner part 2

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 an introduction to the language (pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar);
• focus on topics such as food, free time, holidays, daily routine
• provide information on Italian culture and society
 

Enrol

Day & Time Location Enrol
Wednesday, 14:15-16:05 Claverton Down campus Enrolments now closed
Thursday, 13:15-14:05 Claverton Down campus Enrolments now closed
Thursday, 16:15-18:05 Claverton Down campus Enrolments now closed
Thursday, 18:15-19:45 Virgil Building Enrolments now closed

Lower Intermediate part 2

This level has been designed for you if you have some previous knowledge of Italian (completed the Complete Beginners’ level with us or have studied Italian for a year at least).

You should choose this level if you can:

• understand basic instructions;
• take part in a basic factual conversation on a predictable topic;
• understand basic written resources;
• write short texts about everyday topics;
• have covered basic grammar.

Enrol

Day & Time Location Enrol
Wednesday, 13:15-14:05 Claverton Down campus Enrolments now closed
Wednesday, 14:15-16:05 Claverton Down campus Enrolments now closed
Wednesday, 18:15-19:45 Virgil Building Enrolments now closed

Advanced 

This level has been designed for you if you have a sound level of proficiency in Italian. You will be able to practise Italian on a weekly basis by working with complex written materials (including advanced grammar and idioms), often of an abstract nature, and engaging in a variety of speaking and listening activities.

You should choose this level if you can:

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

Enrol

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

What happens next

Our enrolments have now started and we allow late enrolments only in exceptional circumstances. You can contact us to discuss your request with us. You can study a language independently in the Language Zone or join the Language Exchange.