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Italian for Absolute Beginners (online course)

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This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Italian.

It focuses on speaking and understanding the language in practical contexts. Ideal if you want a taste of Italian!

The emphasis of the course is on participation and practice. You will be encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Pre-enrolment is essential for access to our online-platform.

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Learning and teaching

There will be 2 hours tuition via live-webinars and 1.5 hour scheduled preparation for each session.

Each session will total 18 hours with a mixture of live sessions and preparatory sessions. You will receive the link to the Zoom session a few days before the course commences.

Audio material is available throughout the summer via our online learning platform.

All course materials provided.

Coursework and assessment

Continuous assessment via class participation.

Reading suggestions

Materials will be provided.

Audio material is available throughout the summer via our online learning platform.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.


Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.