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University of Bath

Learn Italian with the Skills Centre as a member of the public or University staff

Find out about our courses and how to enrol on the right one for you.

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Develop your language and intercultural skills

Course Levels

We offer three levels in Italian, Post Beginner, Lower Intermediate Part 2 and Advanced Part 2.

Post Beginner

This course is ideal for you if you completed the Complete Beginner course with Foreign Languages or the first part of the level A1 of the Common European Framework and/or:

  • can introduce yourself and greet people
  • are familiar with numbers
  • can tell the time
  • can order food and drinks in a restaurant and can understand hotel room descriptions
  • can describe what you usually do in your free time
  • have enough vocabulary to talk about work and professions  

Lower Intermediate Part 2

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have some notion of Italian (studied it for at least a year) and/or completed the Lower Intermediate Part 1 with Foreign Languages and/or have completed the first part of the level A2 of the Common European Framework
  • can shop for clothes in Italy
  • can talk about my childhood using the imperfect
  • have enough vocabulary to describe the physical aspect of people and their personality
  • have basic grammatical knowledge (verbs in the present, in the past tenses, negative form, etc.)
  • can talk about holiday and spare time activities

Advanced Part 2

Enrol on this course if you:

Or 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
  • understand authentic broadcasts (news bulletins, TV programs, podcasts, etc.)
  • have a sound understanding of Italian grammar and syntax


The Spring Term will start on 8 February and enrolments will be open for members of the public and staff on 7 December 2020. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link below: