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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This course will enable you to be more fluent in Italian, which could enhance career opportunities.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is for near fluent speakers of Italian.

What does this programme involve?

Students will be able to improve their fluency in speaking and their ability to understand written and spoken language. The emphasis will be on conversation and greater knowledge of the issues in Italy.

You will attain greater fluency and knowledge of cultural and social issues. There are no formal exams but students' work is marked regularly and feedback given.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The Italian language will be studied around a series of topics or topical issues. All the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be incorporated into lessons. Homework is set regularly.

What else do I need to know?

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Please bring a pen and paper/notebook to the classes.

Students will be responsible for buying the relevant course book (to be advised by the tutor). It will be helpful to have internet access, either at home via a computer and/or in the classroom with a tablet (for online dictionaries and other resources).

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
F960L Dovetail Centre 3/10/2018 Wed 09:30 – 11:30 20 £273.00 £273.00

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.