We offer beginners’ courses from level A1 to A2, and an introduction to modern Italy and Italian culture. There are no entrance exams. Simply assess your own level of language skill (for example, using the European Language Level Self-Assessment Grid
). The two most basic courses are offered in the fall term, the more advanced course and the culture course are available in the spring. Please register for the courses of your choice through WebOodi
The basic courses Italian 1-4 are designed to take a complete beginner to basic language skills within one semester. Each course builds on the former one. If you already have some language skills, you may simply register for the course you feel is most useful to you.
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If you are interested in acquiring more specialized language skills, Reading Comprehension (TITA0201) is a possible choice.
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The course Understanding Italy (XITA0007) offers an introduction to Italian culture, including the Italian mindset and how it differs from participants’ mindsets.
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When can I register for my courses?
If you are an exchange student you can register upon arrival at the University of Lapland. It is not possible to register at your home university. Registration will be possible during the time indicated for each course on WebOodi.
I am not a student of the University of Lapland. Can I participate in courses?
Yes. But you need to apply through the Open University
. There will be a course fee.
How do I get a hold of my teacher?
Send them an email: any teacher has an email address using their email@example.com address. You may also see them, or call them, during their office hours. You’ll find the office hours here.
How do I know which course to take?
Read the individual course descriptions on WebOodi. If you are still uncertain, please contact the teacher.
How do I know if my language skills are good enough to participate in a certain course?
You can use the European Language Level Self-Assessment Grid
to assess your level of skill. The level of each course is indicated in the course description on WebOodi
. If you are still not certain, please contact the teacher.
Do I have to attend class?
As a rule, courses arranged by the Language Centre require 80% attendance. Online courses, and self-study courses are clearly marked as such on WebOodi.