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Learn Italian with the Skills Centre if you are a University of Bath student

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 four levels in Italian for the Spring term, Post Beginner/Introduction to Italian Part 2, Lower Intermediate Part 2, Intermediate Part 2 and Advanced Part 2.

Introduction to Italian Part 2

This course is ideal for you if you completed the Introduction to Italian part 1 with Foreign Languages 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

The course is focussed on discovering the beauty of Italian language and culture. Through this course, you will learn some basic Italian and you will start to explore various aspects of the fascinating culture of this country. Over 11 weeks you will learn to interact in common everyday situations, particularly focusing on developing your listening and speaking skills.

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 Italian
  • 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

Intermediate Part 2

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have a GCSE or equivalent in Italian and/or have studied at Lower Intermediate level with FL, or have completed the first part of B1 level of the Common European Framework
  • can express doubts, emotions and opinions
  • can make suppositions (congiuntivo passato)
  • can have a telephone conversation
  • can write my impressions about a book I have read
  • can understand and relate events using direct and indirect speech  

Enrolment

The Spring Term will start on 3 February 2020 and enrolments will open on 20 January. To enrol yourself on the course of your choice, please on the link below.

University students

Independent Language Learning

University students can access independent language learning resources including films, books, and online resources to help you build your knowledge and language skills from the Language Learning Zone.