Choosing Italian

Advanced level

The course aims at developing the students’ ability to understand the spoken and written forms of the language in a variety of different situations. Moreover, it extends listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course aims at enhancing the oral and written production at the socio-linguistic and socio-cultural levels through authentic material such as newspapers, tv/radio, news bulletins. This provides a better insight of contemporary society, cultural background, literature and heritage of Italy.

Intermediate level

The course encourages students to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively through both the spoken and written word, using increasingly accurate, complex and varied language. Furthermore, it develops the students’ insights into the contemporary society, cultural background, literature and heritage of Italy.

SEC level

The course aims at developing the ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. It focuses on students’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as Italian culture and civilisation.

The Italian teaching programme is supplemented by:

  • Guest speakers
  • Visits

Recommended Textbooks

Advanced Level:

  • Il Nuovo Progetto Italiano 3, Libro dello Studente, Edilingua, Roma; ISBN 978-960-693-004-1
  • Il Giardino dei Finzi Contini, Giorgio Bassani ; ISBN 978-88-07881084
  • A miracol mostrare – Nuova Edizione, Vol 1 e Vol 2, Merlin Publications; ISBN 978999091484-9

Intermediate Level:

  • Il Nuovo Progetto Italiano 3, Libro dello Studente, Edilingua, Roma; ISBN 978-960-693-004-1
  • Io non ho paura, Niccolò Ammaniti ; ISBN 978-88-06-20769-4

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta
  • EU Institutions
  • Institute of Tourism Studies
  • Careers in translation and interpreting, tourism, journalism, education an business

You can study Italian at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

2 years 5 lessons per week 1 tutorial per week
Intermediate Level

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

2 years 3 lessons per week N/A
SEC Level

No previous knowledge is required

1 year 4/5 lessons per week N/A
FLPP

A grade of 6/7 in Sec or SPA Level 2

1 year 4 lessons per week N/A
FLFC

No previous knowledge is required

1 year 4 lessons per week N/A