The Department of Italian Studies offers language instruction at all levels, from beginning through advanced. Beginning courses emphasize oral proficiency and communication in real-life situations, as well as reading and writing skills. Materials are closely related to contemporary Italian culture and society. Advanced courses emphasize all aspects of language ability, from conversation to literary analysis.
If you are just beginning to study Italian, then Italian 1 is the place for you.
If you had some previous coursework in Italian at another college, are a heritage speaker, or have learned Italian through travel or independent study, you should take our placement test, which is offered during the first week of each semester.
IMPORTANT: The Italian placement test for Spring 2018 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 8:30-11:00am, 6331 Dwinelle. You must pre-register for the placement test; registration information TBA.
An exam schedule for Spring 2018 enrollment is pending — check this page in late September.
If you have additional or specific questions about your Italian language placement, you can contact Dr. Giuliana Perco, the coordinator of the language program.