This course requires no prior knowledge of Italian and provides you with a good starting point to learn the fundamentals of the language to communicate at a basic level. Discover the pleasure of learning another language, take your first step towards further education or start a new hobby. You will be taught by highly experienced and patient Edinburgh College lecturers and learn conversational Italian which can be used when visiting Italian speaking countries.
- Talking about yourself, family and friends, your home environment, daily routines and leisure activities
- Learn to order food and drinks
- Giving and asking for directions
- Reading, writing and listening
- There are no formal entry requirements
- This is a beginner's course and we will discuss your previous experience of language learning as part of the application proces
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- There is no formal assessment.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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- Further language courses at Level 4 and above
With further study you gain employment in the following:
- Tourism officer
- International relations
- International business
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £146 Sighthill evening (year 1)
Rory Whyte is 29 years old and lives in Dundee. Rory decided to come to Edinburgh College as it was the closest college to him that offered the Highers he needs to go to university. After a successful year, Rory was awarded the Student of the Year Travel, Tourism & Modern Languages Award at this year’s Prize Giving ceremony. We caught up with him and asked about his experience at Edinburgh College.
“I feel honoured. I’ve worked extremely hard this year and it means a lot that the college has taken notice. Nowhere in Dundee offered Higher Spanish outside of High School, and I needed an A at Higher for my university application. I did look at other options but, ultimately, I was attracted by Edinburgh’s reputation and facilities.
Thanks to the kind recommendation on the part of my Spanish tutor at the College, I’ve been lucky enough to receive a conditional offer to study Interpreting with French and Spanish at Heriot-Watt University. Languages have become my passion, and interpreting has been my goal since returning to education.”
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