Delving further into Italian culture, you’ll explore some of the country’s geography, food and festivals. You’ll learn through guided online activities and test your knowledge by completing a quiz at the end of each unit. This Beginners Italian 3 online course at The Open University UK builds on your prior knowledge of the language, so you should have studied or picked up some Italian elsewhere – our Beginners Italian 1: primi passi (LGXI001) and Beginners Italian 2: in cammino (LGXI002) are ideal preparation.
After successfully completing this short course, 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 travel, booking accommodation and going out for a meal
- understand and use basic Italian language points (for example, asking for and giving instructions, making and responding to requests), regular and irregular verbs, and common vocabulary relating to travel and holidays
- 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).
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 also have two dedicated units to practise what you have studied including how to:
- make enquiries about train travel, journey times and distances
- say how, when and where you would like to travel to a place
- buy a train ticket
- give instructions on how to get somewhere on the underground
- describe and book holiday accommodation
- make a complaint
- order a meal and make requests at the restaurant
- respond to requests
- offer something
- talk about what you are doing now.
You will also explore aspects of Italian life and culture for example trains and public transport, and the geography of Italy.
- 4 months
- 3 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
- Start: At anytime before registration end date
- Registration closes 31 December
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We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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) or Beginners Italian 2: in cammino (LGXI002).
- You will be given guidance on developing your language-learning skills such as different techniques to memorise vocabulary and approach grammatical topics.
International195 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 195 GBP for the full programme during 4 months.
National195 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 195 GBP for the full programme during 4 months.