University of Bath

Learn Italian at the Foreign Languages Centre (FLC)

Find out about our courses and how to enrol.

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Develop your language and intercultural skills

Course Levels

We offer three levels in Italian, Beginner, Lower Intermediate and Advanced.


You should enrol on this course if you have a basic knowledge of Italian. This level is not suitable for those who have never studied Italian before. If you are a complete beginner, contact us.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • have had an introduction to the language (pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar)

  • be confident in talking about every day topics, such as food, free time, holidays, daily routine

  • learn about Italian culture and society

Lower Intermediate

You should enrol on this course if you have completed the Beginners level with us. Alternatively, you can join this course if you have a GCSE or are at A1 level in the CEFR.

At the end of this course this course, you will be able:

  • to express opinions and engage in conversation on a number of familiar topics

  • to understand simple written texts on familiar matters

  • to write short texts related to familiar topics


You should enrol on this course if you are proficient in Italian: you might have lived in Italy, for instance, or be at B2/C1 in the CEFR.

If you attend this course 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 to engage in a variety of speaking and listening activities.


To find out when the next courses starts and how to enrol you should select from the following student types:

Semester 2

Although new students are welcome at the beginning of each term, our classes have now started. We can, in exceptional circumstances, accept late enrolments. Please contact us to find out if you can join a course.

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