University of Bath

Learn Italian with the Skills Centre

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 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

Post Beginner

Enrol on this course if you:

Or if you:

  • are familiar with numbers
  • can tell the time
  • can order food and drinks in a restaurant and you 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 completed the Lower Intermediate Part 1 with us, have studied Italian for a year or completed the first part of level A2 of the Common European Framework.

Or if you:

  • can shop for clothes in Italy
  • can talk about your 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:

  • you have completed the Intermediate Part 1 level with us, studied Italian for at least two years or are at first part of B1 level of the Common European Framework.

Or if you can:

  • express doubts, emotions and opinions
  • make suppositions (congiuntivo passato)
  • write my impressions about a book you read
  • understand and relate events using direct and indirect speech
  • have a telephone conversation

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 in February and enrolments are now open for member of the public and staff and 28 January 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.