The College of Foreign Languages and Cultures will start teaching in the autumn semester of the 2020/21 academic year on September 7. Classes lasts for 15 weeks (see the academic calendar).
NB! The university transfers to a new study information system. This may cause errors in the course links that provide more detailed information. Should this occur, we kindly ask you to contact the coordinators of the college.
Click on the course to see the time-tables, course descriptions, requirements etc in the study information system.
You can find the schedule of the course in SIS II by clicking on the “Event” button under the name of the course.
Language courses on the basis of English:
- HVLC.03.020 Italian for Beginners I, Level 0 > A1.1 (6 ECTS)*
Group A - on the basis of English
Group B - on the basis of Estonian
- HVLC.03.022 Italian for Beginners III (on the Basis of English), Level A1.2 > A2.1 (6 ECTS)
Culture courses on the basis of English/Italian:
- HVLC.03.024 Italian Society and Culture (on the Basis of English) (3 ECTS)
NB! The courses HVLC.03.022 and HVLC.03.024 will only be opened for the autumn 2020 in case the visiting lecturer from Italy arrives!
*The course HVLC.03.020 is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA and financed by the (European Union) European Regional Development Fund.
The courses are generally free of charge for the students of the University of Tartu and for students from other Estonian higher education institutions (See which institutions and universities have a partnership with the University of Tartu).
Visiting students from foreign higher education institutions need to pay for their language courses only if they are fee-paying students at the University of Tartu. In case of the latter, consult with the foreign student office regarding the credit point costs and conditions.
Italian is a Romance language spoken by over 61 million people. It is the official language in Italy, Vatican, San Marino and Switzerland.
The Italian language is considered to be a very beautiful and melodic language. Italian is derived from folk Latin and the written language has developed around the dialect of Florence. Many Italian words have become well known all over the world, especially the ones related to classical music (piano, forte concerto), food (pizza, pasta, spaghetti, espresso), and the arts (affresco, maiolica).
The Italian alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, Z.
Foreign characters: J, K, W, X, Y.