If you love the good things in life, then you MUST learn Italian! Italian is a valuable language within the EU and Italy is a leading manufacturer and exporter of quality products, well known world-wide for its cultural heritage and influence. Whether you choose this language for personal reasons, as a pertinent complement to your main subject, or to increase your chances in your future life and career, you can rest assured this experience will be both useful and enjoyable!

At Keele we offer 2 levels of Italian, available to all Keele students and staff.

See the module catalogue for the descriptions of:

Semester 1Semester 2

Italian 1

Italian 2

Keele Students

If you choose a Modern Language module as a free-standing elective within your undergraduate degree programme there is no additional cost.

If your principal programme does not allow you to take any free-standing elective modules you can still enrol on one language module per semester free of charge.  Equally, if you can only choose one free-standing elective per year you can take a second module in the same language without additional charges.


Undergraduate students

As explained above, there is normally no additional cost for taking a language module. An additional module fee of £265 will be applied only if you wish to study more than the above allocation of credits (e.g. if you wish to study two languages simultanously or use your elective credits for another module).

Postgraduate students

We are pleased to offer our PGT and PGR students free places on our language modules (subject to availability after undergraduate enrollment). If you would like to take a Modern Language module please download the application form.

Please contact the Language Centre office ( who will be happy to advise on any of the above.

Keele Staff

As part of Keele's international strategy, the Language Centre offers free places on credit-bearing language modules to staff.

Improved career prospects

You will increase your employment prospects.

Additional qualifications

You have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification alongside your degree.

Enhanced experience

You will develop communicative as well as linguistic skills and a better understanding of other cultures.

Increased choice

You have a wide variety of languages and courses to chose from.

And it's fun!

You have the chance to learn in an atmosphere which is professional but also relaxed and enjoyable.

You may choose to enrol for one semester only or take a number of modules for more systematic language learning and the opportunity to achieve an Enhanced Degree Title or a record of achievement on your HEA report.

The Language Centre offers up to 10 levels (stages 1 - 10), from absolute beginner to post A level. It is important to select the appropriate level based on your previous experience. To help you decide please click here for a helpful guide or contact our administration team ( who will be happy to discuss this further with you.

These stages are comparable to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for further details please see Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Times for classes are dependent on the Keele undergraduate timetable and may be any time between 9.00 am and 7.00 pm Monday to Friday. Times will be available from the beginning of each semester.  Please note that a number of language classes will be timetabled on Wednesday afternoons to avoid clashes with core modules.

What Students Say

Here's what some of our previous students had to say about our Italian Modern Language modules:

"I've really enjoyed the language and module and I felt really welcomed."

"I want to make this clear: I love this module (Italian 2) and I can honestly say that the tutor is one of the best teachers that Keele could ask for."

"It was really good to learn that amount of grammar at the beginning because it makes you feel like you can actually talk even though you haven't studied that much yet."

"I am amazed at how much I have learned in ten short weeks."

"This module was great as expected."