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Italian Language Enrolment Module, Stages 2-5

We offer Italian language courses from beginner to advanced levels:

  • Italian 1 (beginner level)
  • Italian Language Enrolment Module, Stages 2-5 (subject to placement test) (intermediate level through to proficiency).

Italian Language Enrolment Module, Stages 2-5 is the general enrolment course for all students wishing to study Italian 2-5. You will be asked to take a placement test and you may need to attend an interview, to enable us to assess your current level of knowledge and place you on an appropriate course. Below is some information about what is studied at each stage.

After enrolling online, you will receive an email with a link to the placement test and instructions about how to submit it. You can also enrol in person at the Student Advice Service or by phone on +44 (0)20 7631 6316. You should then call the Cultures and Languages Office on +44 (0)20 7631 6113/6170 and they will send you a placement test.

Italian 3 (Upper Intermediate) 

This 29-week interactive module, leading to *CEFR stage B2 (Upper Intermediate)/ A-level +, is aimed at developing your language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) in Italian to an advanced level of ability. It will also help you gain further insight into aspects of the culture and society of Italy. You will consolidate your knowledge of tenses and learn to use more complex sentences and structures, as well as idioms and expressions. You will be working with longer texts from a range of media, including news and current affairs programmes as well as films.

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please note this is only an approximate equivalence.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:
  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. There is no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Fri 09-Oct-20 6pm-9pm

Class code ARCL056ZZZZZ

Information about this class has yet to be confirmed.


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