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Italian Modules for Undergraduates

Italian advice

Cristina Paterno
0207 594 8767
Room S307, Sherfield level 3
Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

Degree credit module options by departmentAssessment guidelines

Imperial Horizons Italian modules are offered at four levels, from complete beginner upwards.

Our interactive classes follow a communicative approach, covering speaking, reading, writing and listening. Teaching includes pair work, as well as group work, and the use of multimedia materials in class as well as on our e-learning platform (Blackboard). All our modules are designed to be standalone, but will also prepare students who wish to take their language study further.

Students should be aware that learning a language takes time and commitment. You will need to put aside a minimum of 3 hours a week for home study if you wish to succeed.

The table below provides guidelines about our module levels and which year group they are offered to.

Please read the online module descriptions carefully and if you are in any doubt about which level you should be in, please contact the Italian Coordinator for advice and/or to arrange a level consultation in-person or online.

Course Pre-requisite Offered to  ECTS
Italian Level 1
For complete beginners - no previous experience 1st & 2nd years~ 7.5
Italian Level 2 For post-GCSE, or students who have completed Level 1 or equivalent
(already achieved CEFR A1)
All years 7.5
Italian Level 3 For post-AS level; students who have completed Level 2 or equivalent;
French Baccalaureate (3rd Language); International Baccalaureate (Ab-Initio)
(already achieved CEFR A2)
2nd, 3rd & 4th years 7.5
Italian Level 4 For post-A level, or students who have completed Level 3 or equivalent;
French Baccalaureate (2nd language); International Baccalaureate (standard)
(already achieved CEFR B1)
3rd & 4th years 7.5
Please note: these modules are not intended for native speakers. If you are of native or near-native speaker ability, please contact the Italian Coordinator to confirm if you are eligible for one of these modules.
Summary of the table's contents

All Italian modules are available to be taken for degree credit where your department allows. They are also available for extra credit. For further clarification of the credit terminology and the options allowed by your department, please see Taking a module for credit.

~Please note that Level 1 cannot be taken by I-Explore students.

Imperial Horizons modules listed in our literature and on the website are those that the Centre is currently offering in the academic year listed. Modules run subject to sufficient demand and resources. The university reserves the right to cap numbers and change or discontinue modules.