The courses start on the 24th academic week and last for 15-16 weeks.
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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.03.021 Italian for Beginners II, Level A1.1 > A1.2 (6 ECTS)
- HVLC.03.034 Italian for Pre-Intermediate Learners, Level A2.2 > B1.1 (6 ECTS)
Culture courses on the basis of English:
- HVLC.03.033 Italian History and Movies (3 ECTS)
*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.