All modules in Italian

The Language Centre offers different types of courses (for more information):

  • Integrated skills modules – beginner to advanced
  • Specific skills modules
  • Exam option modules
  • Guided independent learning with a tutor
  • Free independent learning

Take a look at the different courses and choose the one which best matches your needs.

Important information!

Because of the current health situation, our courses will be distance-taught. The concept will remain interactive: an alternation of direct online contact, work in sub-groups (video conferences) and private (individual) study. We use a stimulating and motivating didactic approach, and encourage the active participation of everyone involved.

You will receive more precise information when the groups have been formed.

Coronavirus Info

Integrated skills modules

You will be placed in a class according to the information you gave in your pre-registration (for more information).


Levels: Complete beginner to C2 (Description)


Duration of module: 13 weeks per semester


Course structure (compulsory periods):


  • Beginner to A2: 2 periods in a group and 2 periods in the Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning (1 of which in ‘free access’) per week
  • A2/B1 to B2: 2 periods in a group and 1 period in the Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning per week
  • B2/C1 to C2: 2 periods in a group per week

Timetable: Established according to participants’ availability


Dates and deadlines


Module fees


Registration: Direct access to online registration

12 Italian songs are presented in their historical context. Listening to and analysing the texts allows participants to improve their comprehension, describe personal experiences and exchange opinions.

Learning outcomes

  • Take part in a conversation and exchange opinions in a discussion
  • Prepare and give a simple presentation on a familiar topic
  • Understand the gist of a song or discussion of a certain length on a familiar topic
  • Read and/or listen to a document to locate the required information. Gather information from different parts of a document/document(s) in order to accomplish a specific task
  • Write a simple coherent text on different topics and express personal opinions and idea

Level required: A2/B1 (Description)


Duration of module: 13 weeks per semester


Course structure (compulsory periods): 2 periods in a group and 1 period in the Multimedia Centre for Personalised Learning per week


Timetable: Established according to participants’ availability


Dates and deadlines


Module fees


Registration: Direct access to online registration

Exam option modules

We offer preparation for the Italian examinations Certificato di conoscenza della lingua italiana CELI.


Level required depends on the examination chosen: CELI 1: A2, CELI 2: B1, CELI 3: B2 (Description)


Duration of module: 13 weeks per semester


Course structure (compulsory periods): Preparation for these examinations is included in the integrated skills module of the relevant level


Timetable: Established according to participants’ availability


Dates and deadlines


Module fees


Registration: Direct access to online registration


Please consult the following website for additional information: Centro per la valutazione e le certificazioni linguistiche

Integrated skills modules intensive


Dates: from 1st to 5 February 2021


Duration of module: 1 week, 6 periods per day (from 8:30 to 14:30)


Registration: from 15 November to 11 December 2020


Module fees


Registration: Direct access to online registration


Dates: from 7 to 18 June 2021


Duration of module: 2 weeks, 4 periods per day (from 08:30 to 12:00)


Registration: from 15 April to 28 May 2021


Module fees


Registration: Direct access to online registration

Guided autonomy with tutor

This type of independent study provides the opportunity to:

  • learn in a manner adapted to one’s personal needs
  • use tools to analyse those needs, plan objectives and assess one’s progress
  • become familiar with new learning strategies and find appropriate material

It is designed for students at A1/A2 or above and consists of:

  • 3 interviews per semester (1st and 3rd interview: 60 minutes; 2nd interview: 30 minutes)
  • 2 periods per week in the Multimedia Centre (1 registered period and 1 free-access period)
  • personal work (agreed on with the tutor in accordance with your personal objectives)

Pedagogical support includes:

  • the 3 interviews, which serve to set up a study plan in accordance with your personal objectives and to provide both an intermediate and final assessment of your progress
  • access to teacher input during the registered session in the Multimedia Centre
  • registration to a Moodle platform (for all practical information)
  • online back-up via the PlurieL website and/or email contact with your tutor

Although some of the tasks can be completed at home, those requiring access to multimedia material have to be done in the Multimedia Centre. (Room CE 2 347)

Learning through guided autonomy is an individual process. The role of your tutor is to guide you when planning and managing your study within the structure of the module.


Level required: from A1/A2 (Description)


Duration of module: 12 weeks per semester


Periods in the Multimedia Centre: opportunity to choose from a large number of EMA periods


Dates and deadlines


Module fees


Registration: Direct access to online registration

Independent learning – no registration required

Timetables of the Multimedia Centre (EMA) in free access and location

In order to continue your language study independently, the Language Centre offers, on an almost daily basis, free-access periods in the Multimedia Centre. You can:

  • go freely (without an appointment)
  • benefit from the resources which have been specially devised for independent language learning
  • easily find learning activities which correspond to your level and needs
  • make use of information and tools in order to better manage your learning through free access.

Someone is present to help you understand how the room works and how to find printed materials.

Tandems are organised and set up within the framework of the Tandem Program of the Arts Faculty/EFLE.

  • Tandem is two people of different mother tongues who meet regularly to teach each other their respective languages
  • Objective: to progress independently in a language, not only by language training but also by cultural discoveries
  • The two partners agree to a specific period of time and choose the pace, meeting place and content of their language learning.

Tandem is a good way of supplementing free access periods in the Multimedia Centre.