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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

We currently offer two levels in Italian: beginner and lower intermediate.

Complete Beginner

This course is ideal for you if you have never studied Italian before.

At the end of this course you will:

  • have received an introduction to the language (pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar)
  • be able to talk about topics such as food, free time, holidays, daily routine
  • have learnt about Italian culture and society

Lower Intermediate Part 1

Enrol on this course if you have completed the beginner course with us or have some understanding of Italian (studied at least a year), or if you:

  • can introduce yourself (name, nationality, age, address and phone number etc)
  • can order food in a restaurant
  • can express likes and dislikes and personal opinions
  • have basic grammatical knowledge (verbs in the present, present perfect, reflexive verbs and the negative form etc)

I enrolled on the Lower Intermediate Italian course as a member of the public after a number of years' gap in my learning. I have really enjoyed the experience: the course is really well structured and the content is stimulating and fun! Carmela is an excellent teacher and very enthusiastic and encouraging and it was good to interact with a diverse student group. I would recommend the language courses to anyone (student or member of the public) and I hope to continue my language studies through the Skills Centre in the future. (Victoria Guest)

Outside the classroom, we also share cultural events organised by Italian associations in the UK such as the Istituto italiano di cultura in London and British Italian Society with our students. These events offer additional opportunities for you to develop your knowledge of Italian language and culture.


Enrolment for Semester 1 will open in September.


If you have any questions, please contact us.