What is the course about?
This course is a brief introduction to the development of the Italian language, from Latin to the modern day. We will look at some dialects and other languages that have influenced Italian.
What will we cover?
Development from Latin to Italian and how words and morphology have changed.
Influence by other languages.
Italian and its dialects today.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a general knowledge of how Italian developed from Latin.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course will be taught entirely in Italian and students should have studied the language for about 5 years or have lived in the country or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- This is a lecture type lesson
- Use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate (for example when looking at the different Italian dialects).
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. Just pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details