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Italian 5


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Italian 5 is an interactive short course, leading to CEFR stage C1 (Advanced/C2 degree level)*, which aims to consolidate your fluency and accuracy of language use, both in speaking and writing. Through journalistic and literary texts, it introduces you to more advanced translation skills and takes you up to a degree level of ability. You will consolidate your academic writing in the language by producing a range of high-level essays based on the textual analysis of films and fictional and non-fictional texts. You will improve your oral-aural skills through the use of authentic texts and films, and through discussions and debates in class.  

On completing this course you will be expected to reach at least CEFR C1 level, though those students who perform at the highest levels of achievement can be taken to have reached CEFR C2 level.  

You should choose this course:

  • if you have previously taken Italian 4 with us; or
  • if you have studied Italian and/or lived in an Italian-speaking country extensively, and/or have an Italian-speaking family background; or
  • if you believe that you may have reached level C1 according to the CEFR.*

If you register for this module, we may ask you to take a placement test, to check your level. We may advise you to go down a class (i.e. to Italian 4).

Assessment consists of two pieces of coursework (10%), a project (30%), and an oral and in-class written assessment (30% each).

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

30 credits at level 6

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.