Beginners Italian 2, Certificate | Part time online | The Open University UK | United Kingdom
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Beginners Italian 2

4 months
195 GBP/full
195 GBP/full
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With this 16-unit Beginners Italian 2 course at The Open University UK you'll continue your journey learning the Italian language and exploring Italian society. You will be introduced to aspects of Italian life and culture throughout the course and use guided online activities to build up your Italian vocabulary. 


You’ll cover a range of topics including time, work, transport, holidays, and your likes and dislikes. As the second part of our Beginners Italian series, you should have some knowledge of basic Italian before studying this course. This could be through gaining an introduction to the language such as Beginners Italian 1: primi passi (LGXI001) or similar study, or you may have picked up some phrases while travelling.

After successfully completing this Beginners Italian 2 course at The Open University UK, you will receive a digital badge. This can be shared on social media, added to email signatures or act as a certificate.

You will learn

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • communicate with speakers of Italian in a limited range of predictable and simple contexts relating to everyday situations
  • understand and use basic Italian language points (for example, questions and statements), and common vocabulary relating to everyday objects and events
  • recognise and use basic Italian phrases in formal and informal communication.
  • show a basic level of intercultural communicative competence, including an awareness of Italian culture and society.

The course is designed to help you achieve a level of language proficiency equivalent to level A1 of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).

Programme Structure

You’ll progress unit by unit towards being able to hold longer conversations and understand more of the Italian language in different situations. The course covers both language and learning techniques, and you’ll explore topics including:

  • asking and saying what time it is
  • saying at what time events take place
  • talking about frequency and about your daily and weekly routine
  • saying how you get to work and talking about means of transport
  • talking about preferred holiday destinations for Italians
  • talking about what you and other people like doing and how much you like doing something
  • saying what interests you, for example leisure and sports activities
  • talking about other people’s likes, dislikes and interests, for example in food and drink
  • comparing and contrasting likes, dislikes and interests
  • expressing a preference, for example in TV programmes
  • giving and asking reasons
  • Italian life and culture, for example the passeggiata and music festivals.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 4 months
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Start: At anytime before registration end date
  • Registration closes 31 December





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.
  • However, it's beneficial if you have some basic knowledge of Italian, similar or equivalent to the language, skills and vocabulary practised in Beginners Italian 1: primi passi (LGXI001).
  • You will be given guidance on developing your language-learning skills such as different techniques to memorise vocabulary and approach grammatical topics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    195 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 GBP for the full programme during 4 months.
  • National

    195 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 195 GBP for the full programme during 4 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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