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  • Italian has 70 million first language speakers worldwide. It is the official language of Italy and parts of Switzerland and an official language of the European Union. With Italy being worth more than £8 billion to the UK economy, Italian appears to have a high profile in labour market research, making it the fourth most frequently requested language in job advertisements for languages.


    British Council (2014), Languages for the Future

  • Modules available

    You will be placed in the module that most suits your linguistic abilities. For us to place you in the right group you will need to fill in information about your linguistic background on the application form and some students will also need to complete a placement test. Find the placement test and application form here.


    LA1PI1-IWLP Italian Level 1

    Intended for students with no previous knowledge of the Italian language, this beginner module enables students to acquire a basic understanding of the language and the ability to communicate at a survival level. It will also provide students with an insight into aspects of society and every-day life in Italy. Please note that students with GCSE or equivalent in the language cannot enrol on a Beginners' class. Find out more.


    LA1PI2-IWLP Italian 2

    Intended for students with some previous basic knowledge of the Italian language, such as that acquired by taking IWLP Italian 1 (A1 of the CEFR or equivalent), this post-beginner module enables students to consolidate and further their basic understanding of the language and their ability to communicate in everyday situations about matters of most immediate personal relevance. It will also continue to provide students with further insights into aspects of society and every-day life in Italy. Find out more.


    Language Ladder

    If your placement test suggests that your level is already higher than the module offered by IWLP, or if in a previous IWLP module you reached the top of the levels available, you might be able to enrol on one of the language modules offered by the Department of Modern Languages, from level 3 to 7. For further information and advice please contact the IWLP coordinator responsible for your language via

  • Student feedback

    "Our tutor was a great teacher and knew how to balance fun and learning in order to make classes as approachable as possible...Whether you want to master a language you are already familiar with or you just feel up to learning something completely new, IWLP helps you achieve these goals in an efficient and creative manner."
    Cristina, 2013/14 Italian Beginner
  • Meet the staff

    The tutors for Italian are Ms Daniela Standen (Coordinator and Tutor), Dr Chiara Cirillo and Mr Ugo Marsili 

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