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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film


Italian seaside town in the Cinque Terre region


Knowledge of Italian is very useful in the fields of art and culture, music, business and design. The Italian language is key to study and research in the fields of art history, literature, archaeology and philosophy. Italy has been a favourite travel destination for centuries. A UNESCO report states that over 60% of the world’s art treasures are to be found in Italy, and Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Knowing Italian enables you to better appreciate and enjoy classical music. Musicians and opera singers consider it a key professional skill. With Italian designers such as Versace, Gucci, Armani, Benetton, and Prada, Italy is also the home of fashion and design.

Italian modules for 2023/24 are offered at Beginner and Elementary levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level or take a diagnostic test.

Registration for year-long modules is now closed, but a small range of modules is offered for Semester 2 (January - April 2024) - please see below. These are intensive modules (two sessions @ 2 hours a week), which can be taken for credit or not for credit. The full range of modules will be offered again from September 2024.

All language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. The modules for semester 2 of 2023-24 are listed below. 

To help with your application, you can use this form to find the right module code. You will then need to follow the instructions on the form to submit your application.

 Italian Language and Culture 1b (two weekly sessions, semester 2 only)

  • Module Code: LAN4072 (credit) / LAN4077 (non-credit)
  • Level: Elementary
  • Schedule: 11 weeks (22nd January – 12th April 2024)
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Class times: Mon 2-4 pm (iQ East Court 3.01) AND Tue 12-2 pm (ArtsOne 1.31)

Please note that in some cases there may be changes to days/times or venue prior to the start of teaching. Any changes will be updated on this website.

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