Courses available for visiting Italian Students:

The selection of courses on offer by the Discipline of Italian can be found in the Visiting Student Booklet  (available for each semester).  Visiting students interested in finding out about Beginners Italian courses on offer should consult the following link which includes information on course content and the hours involved:

Italian for Visiting Students 2023  (Beginners)

If interested in a level other than Beginners, please email: for more information/advice.  Please give details of previous study of Italian at high school/university in order for us to be in a better position to advise you.  Your level of Italian would have to be informally assessed prior to entry to any module.

Visiting ERASMUS Students from Italy can take part in the following Tandem Language Exchange, Translation and Intercultural Communication course which takes place in Semester 2: Wednesdays at 9am in classroom AMB-G043 Pyschology - Extension to the Arts Millennium Building.  The course code is IT237 Applied Language Skills and it is worth 5 ECTS.

Ogni anno il Dipartimento di Italiano accoglie circa 40 studenti ERASMUS provenienti dall'Italia. Per informazioni sui corsi che potete seguire presso l'Università di Galway, consultate il Visiting Student Booklet pubblicato ogni semestre dal College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies.

Presso il Dipartimento di italiano gli studenti ERASMUS possono seguire corsi di lingua, letteratura e cultura, ma agli studenti di madre lingua italiana provenienti dall'Italia non è permesso di seguire corsi di lingua.

Per informazioni più dettagliate relative ai corsi offerti dal Dipartimento di Inglese e di Storia, visitate i loro siti web:

Nel sito web dell'International Affairs Office potete trovare informazioni pratiche relative alla sistemazione e all'alloggio a Galway.

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Information for Visiting Students who have not studied Italian before


The course, open to all students, both beginners and non-beginners, focuses on the four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) using regular practice based, as much as possible, on authentic material carefully selected to provide a gradual introduction to the structures and functions of the language.  Students will achieve a good level of fluency by the end of the year to enable them to cope with everyday situations in Italy.  Students will also be offered additional tuition in the multi-media labs and revision classes are organized during the year to help students learning a new language.


Visiting Student may also enrol for culture courses such as IT1101 (Italy at the Movies 5 ECTS – year long, no previous knowledge of Italian required)

Information for Visiting Students who have previous study of Italian:

Please note: Culture and Literature courses in Second and Final year do require some knowledge of Italian.  You can find out what's offered under each module by consulting the UNDERGRADUATE => BA (JOINT HONOURS) section of the Italian website.