What is the course about?
This course is a brief introduction to the evolution of the Italian language, from its Latin origins to the modern day. We will look at its history and influences over the centuries.
What will we cover?
- the first written documents in "Italian"
- the issue of a national language for the peninsula
- the relationship between national language and dialects
- recent influences on the languge.
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. 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 with opportunities for questions
- 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