The Diploma in Italian Online is for beginner and intermediate levels. You are going to be part of a groundbreaking experience, which will enable you to study a language in your own time, wherever you are, and as part of a community of e-learners. Unlike many blended learning courses designed for individual and totally independent learning, this diploma course is based on a collaborative, communicative approach and students are encouraged to participate in virtual class activities with their peers and e-tutor. Two on campus sessions per year are also included.
This course concentrates on all four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and uses carefully selected authentic material to introduce or consolidate the structures and functions of the language. In addition, a cultural module will explore aspects of Italian life from an intercultural perspective and stimulate discussions about them.
Beginners Level: students will be introduced to the basics of the Italian language and will develop competence in relation to the common situations of everyday life. By the end of each semester/year you should be able to converse and comprehend a variety of topics and situations normally encountered in everyday life.
Intermediate Level is designed for students who already have a level A2 of fluency in Italian. Students will be guided through more advanced structures and functions of the language. By the end of each semester/year you should be able to interact confidently in a variety of situations.