Short Courses

Italian Courses

Explore our available Italian language courses.

We will be offering these courses in-person. Please note: 

  • Our in-person courses will follow the latest Scottish Government and University of Edinburgh guidance on health and hygiene in teaching spaces. More details will be made available prior to the start of courses.  


Italian courses

Choose the level that's right for you...

We're delighted you're interested in learning Italian!

  • If you have no previous experience of the language, please enrol on the any of the Beginners Step 1 Courses. 
  • For those with some knowledge of the language, please take a look at our Language Level Self-assessment for Italian.
  • Still unsure? Please email and one of our tutors will contact you within 5 days to help you choose the correct level.
  • Further descriptions of the CEFR framework and competencies at each level can be found on our Language Levels pages.

Course fee: £155/Click here for help with fees and discounts


Italian Beginners Step 1

  • Monday, 29 August (18:00-20:30) Every Monday and Wednesday for 3 weeks


Preparation for Italian Elementary Step 1

  • Monday, 29 August (18:00-20:30) Every Monday and Wednesday for 3 weeks


Preparation for Italian Intermediate Step 1

  • Tuesday, 30 August (18:00-20:30) Every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks


Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Other Ways to Learn Italian at Edinburgh

If you’re an undergraduate student at the University of Edinburgh, you can take Italian as an outside subject in one or both of Years 1 and 2 of your programme, depending on your timetable and prior knowledge.

Find out more about outside subjects 

Italian is also available to all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) as an Open Language Course. There are options for complete beginners and more advanced learners.

Browse Open Language Courses