University of Bath

Learn Italian with the Skills Centre

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

General Public student writing up her notes
Develop your language and intercultural skills

Course Levels

We offer five levels in Italian from Complete Beginner to Advanced.

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

Elementary

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have some basic notions in Italian (studied it for a year)

  • can introduce yourself, your family and friends

  • can talk about your daily routine

  • can express basic likes and dislikes

  • can understand simple announcements (travel, weather, directions)

  • have basic grammatical knowledge (verbs in the present, negative forms, etc.)

Lower Intermediate

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have completed the Post Beginner or Elementary levels with us, have studied Italian for a year or at A1 level in the CEFR

You can also enrol on this course if you:

  • can introduce yourself (name, nationality, age, address and phone number etc)

  • can order food in a restaurant

-can give simple information about yourself (age, nationality, likes and dislike etc)

  • can express likes and dislikes

  • have basic grammatical knowledge (verbs in the present, negative form etc)

Intermediate

Enrol on this course if you:

  • you have completed the Lower Intermediate level with us, studied Italian for at least two years or are at A2 level in the CEFR

You can also enrol on this course if you:

  • can describe items of clothing (size, colour, type of fabric etc)

  • can talk about childhood and events in the past (Imperfetto/Passato Prossimo)

  • can describe people (physical and personality)

  • can write about a journey/travel you enjoyed and give advice to others (use of the conditional)

  • can talk about your spare time: art, cinema, music etc

Advanced

Enrol on this course if you:

  • have studied Italian for at least 3 years

  • can express yourself fluently in Italian

  • can understand complex spoken or written Italian with ease, including different registers

  • can use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes

  • can understand authentic broadcasts (news bulletins, TV programs, podcasts etc.)

  • have a sound understanding of Italian grammar and syntax

Enrolment

The Autumn Term will start in October and enrolments will open on 18 July 2018 for Member of Public and Staff and 1 October for students. To enrol, you should select from the appropriate link for you below:

Independent Language Learning

University students or staff members 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.