Our Italian modules will be taught either face-to-face (in the classroom), fully online – in real-time interactive virtual classes – or hybrid (some students will be in the classroom whilst other will join online via MS Teams).

At the end of each semester-long module, there will be two online assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be re-scheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

Italian courses offered

Italian Level 1

This module aims to give students a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

There are two groups in Level 1: Group 1 will be taught entirely online – real-time interactive virtual classes via MS Teams and Group 2 will be delivered face-to-face.

  • Entry requirements: None
  • Level 1 module is offered in October 2024 and January 2025
  • Timetable for level 1 courses in October: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
  • Timetable for level 1 courses in January: Tuesdays, 6-8pm

Italian Level 2

This module is designed to provide near-beginners with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters in the foreign country and to be aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: Completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning.
  • Level 2 module is offered in October 2024 and January 2025
  • Timetable for October: To be confirmed
  • Timetable for January: To be confirmed
  • Method of delivery: Fully online

Italian Level 3

This module is designed to develop the language competency already acquired by students. It focuses on developing the levels of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously. The module also engages with aspects of the language's culture and society as it aims to provide students with a wider context for language learning.

  • Level 3 module is offered in January 2025
  • Timetable for January: to be confirmed

Duration and fees


  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 7 October 2024 to week commencing 9 December 2024 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 20 January 2025 to week commencing 24 March 2025 (10 weeks).


  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University, and online via MS Teams.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free (you are required to purchase the course textbook at time of enrolment).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £90 per semester (price includes digital course book).

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido