Italian

Italian is available at all levels and in all pathways.

Information about the different courses we offer in this language is available by clicking on each course pathway type. Please read this information carefully to ensure you pick the course that is right for you.

Please note that Stage 7 has been conceived as a proficiency level and can be taken multiple times as the content of the course will be focused on current issues and learner interests.

Before enrolling or applying it is imperative that you read the enrolment and application information.

General and Academic courses run in three parts. If you did not complete Part One or Part Two, you may still join at the next enrolment point (Part Two or Part Three) provided that you are not an absolute beginner. Please follow the guidance on our website to find the right stage for you and proceed to book your place online. If you are unsure, you may make an appointment to see a tutor in week 0 or week 1. If you feel that you have made the wrong level choice, please discuss this with your tutor at the end of the first class.

If you do not have a University Single Sign On account, please do not click on enrol but follow the instructions here.

Please note that by clicking enrol you will be taken to a shopping basket in the online booking system – do not press the back button to return to our webpage as this will create problems with the system. The fee will be adjusted in accordance with your status as you click through.

Click here for more information and advice on our waiting list system.

Course Pathway Stage(s)   Duration of course Times of classes

 

General Stage 1 Part 1

intensive

Enrol

Mon 24 June - Fri 28 June

24 June: 09:00 - 11:30

25 June: 10:00 - 13:30

26,27,28 June: 10:00 - 13:00


Fast Track

Applications for Fast Track programmes will re-open in late September 2019 ahead of Michaelmas term. Register for our newsletter if you would like to be notified.

General and Academic

Enrolments for Michaelmas 2019 will open in mid-September 2019. Register for our newsletter if you would like to be notified.

 

Details of the textbooks to be used for each course (where applicable) will be confirmed by tutors during the first class.

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Your score can be seen at the end of the test. If you need further help, see our page on how to assess your level.

The Test

1. Mi piacciono molto

spettacoli teatrali.    
2.

tema che Mario ha scritto è troppo difficile.    
3. D'estate nei paesi meridionali la gente

caldo.    
4. Mi chiamo Paola. Sono

Roma.    
5. In luglio andiamo

Sicilia.    
6.

ancora posto su questo autobus.    
7. E'

attore molto conosciuto.    
8. Noi

una buona pizzeria qui vicino.    
9. I pazienti

rapidamente.    
10. Marina e Paola sono ragazze

.    
11. Non posso sopportare le camicie

.    
12.

lavora per una grossa azienda.    
13. Mi incontro spesso con

amici.    
14. Tu

troppo spesso la sera.    
15.

mobili sono troppo rustici per me.    
16. Che cosa

i ragazzi oggi?    
17. Metti troppe cose

cassetti.    
18. Ragazzi,

finito la prova?    
19. Giulia e Paolo si

conosciuti in Inghilterra.    
20. Siamo

a casa tutta la sera.    
21. Cameriere, può portarmi

vino bianco?    
22. Ecco i pomodori!

compro un chilo.    
23. Ordina un'aranciata al bar e

beve in fretta.    
24. Ho incontrato Teresa e l'ho

.    
25. Quando vedi Gianni,

puoi dire di chiamarmi?    
26. Devi scrivere la lettera a tuo fratello? Si',

devo scrivere.    
27. Nella cucina indiana

molte spezie.    
28. Quando

a trovarci portava un regalo.    
29. Ieri, quando Maria

a casa, i suoi genitori avevano già pranzato.    
30. Domani, quando

gli amici, faremo una festa.    
31. Quel vestito è più pratico

bello.    
32. Mario è

di suo fratello.    
33. Signorina,

che cosa desidera.    
34. Mamma,

tranquilla: non faccio tardi!    
35. Tu non puoi darmi le informazioni

ho bisogno.    
36.

ha suonato il campanello?    
37.

darmi un consiglio?    
38. Mi sembra che in Italia tutto

bene.    
39. Speravo che prima o poi lui

i suoi errori.    
40. Credo che partirei volentieri, se

tempo.    
41. Pensavo che lui

a lavorare il mese prossimo.    
42. Non ti dirò niente purché tu

altrettanto.    
43. Si comporta come se

il padrone.    
44. Non posso _____ vederlo, _____ parlargli.

   
45.

l'impegno, non ha passato l'esame.    
46. Credevo di incontrare Giovanna al cinema

non l'ho vista.    
47. Che cosa facevi tu

io parlavo.    
48. Mario? Non

voglio più sapere niente!    
49. Non devi

con lui. Non e stata colpa sua.    
50. Avrei risposto al telefono, se

.    
51. Diceva che, se

a trovarci.    

Your Score

Your score is:

 

Please note that this test only focuses on your knowledge of the language –  it does not test pragmatic language competence.  If you have not spoken for a long time we advise that you opt for the stage indicated below your score range.

Score Stage
0-3 1
4-10 2
11-20 3
21-30 4
31-40 5
41-45 6
45-50 7

 

Library shelfmark: IT

At Oxford

General

General courses

Local languages and dialects of Italian

Dictionaries

Grammar

Vocabulary

Culture

General

Magazines

  • Art Online Contains an updated section on art news, and a list of the main exhibitions. There are sections about old and contemporary artists
  • Online daily paper dedicated to the arts
  • Undo.net Contemporary art in Italy
  • Thais Dedicated to sculpture. In Italian and English
  • Sella.it Financial implications in the world of contemporary art
  • Repubblicarts Appendix of the newspaper 'La Repubblica', dedicated to the world of art
  • Museumland.com In Italian and English, news and information about arguments related to cultural heritage, museums and galleries all around the world
  • Mega.it Information about Florence

Museums

FIRENZE

MILANO

ROMA

VENEZIA

Media

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MOOCs and Miscellany

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