Introductory Italian 1 (ITLN1611)


This unit of study is for absolute beginners with no previous knowledge of the language. It introduces students to the main structures of the Italian language and the basic vocabulary to communicate successfully in everyday situations. All four language skills are developed, with a particular focus on grammatical accuracy.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


4x1hr seminars/week


Seminar participation (10%), Written assignments (equivalent to 1000wd) (10%), 1x1000wd class test (20%), 2xaural/oral tests (30 minutes total) (25%), 1x2-hr Final exam (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


ITLN1201 or ITLN1301 or ITLN1401 or ITLN1621 or ITLN1631 or ITLN1101, or HSC Italian Beginners, or HSC Italian Continuers, or HSC Italian Extension

Additional Information

A student who is qualified to enter a higher level course may not enrol in a lower level course. Students who have taken Beginners HSC Italian proceed to ITLN2611; students who have taken Continuers and / or Extension HSC Italian proceed to ITLN2631. Students who have any formal training or previous knowledge of Italian from other sources are required to identify themselves to the department as soon as possible.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.