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.
They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits. Check your level
All Italian modules in 2022/23 are year-long (2 hours per week), and are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus.
Registration for 2022/23 is now closed. You will be able to register for 2023/24 from August 2023.
Italian Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)
(over 2 semesters)
1 x 2 hours per week: Mon 1-3 pm (Grad. Centre 202)
26th September 2022 - 14th April 2023
44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 22 weeks
Italian Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)
1 x 2 hours per week: Tue 4-6 pm (Bancroft 1.09)
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.