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The Warburg Institute's Italian language provision is designed to help students gain, increase or improve access to historical scholarship on the Renaissance and primary textual sources for the period. Beginner and intermediate classes provide a grounding in fundamental Italian grammar and vocabulary, developing students' reading and translation skills, and introducing them to relevant specialised language. The advanced class will consolidate students' understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of Renaissance Italian, with a focus on translating authentic source material into English.

If you are unsure of your level of proficiency in Italian, you are advised to complete and return a language level placement test before booking a place. Click here to download the test.

These courses do not award CATS credits, but students at each level will be able to take a mock and final exam, and receive feedback, in late spring or early summer 2023, dates tbc. The exam will be taken online at home and not under "exam conditions".

Registration and payment (for 20 classes across two terms): 

  • Standard rate: £525
  • External students / unwaged: £425 
  • SAS students, staff & fellows / LAHP students: £325 
  • Warburg staff and fellows: £275 
  • Warburg PhD students: £225

SCHEDULE

Specialised Italian Beginner:
Thursdays, 6 October - 8 December 2022 (excluding 3 November), and 12 January – 23 March 2023 (excluding 16 February)
15:00-17:00 
Tutor: Dr Matthew Coneys 
Venue: ONLINE
NB: Students will be able to take an additional revision class at the end of the Spring 2023 term.

Specialised Italian Intermediate:
Thursdays, 6 October - 8 December 2022 (excluding 3 November), and 12 January – 23 March 2023 (excluding 16 February)
12:00-14:00 
Tutor: Dr Matthew Coneys 
Venue: ONLINE
NB: Students will be able to take an additional revision class at the end of the Spring 2023 term.


Renaissance Italian (Advanced): 
Wednesdays, 5 October - 7 December 2022 (excluding 2 November), and 11 January – 22 March 2023 (excluding 15 February)
16:00-17:30
Tutor: Dr Matthew Coneys 
Venue: ONLINE
NB: Students will be able to take an additional revision class at the end of the Spring 2023 term.

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND CLASSES BOOK UP QUICKLY. IF YOU FIND THAT YOUR CATEGORY IS UNAVAILABLE PLEASE EMAIL warburg@sas.ac.uk TO JOIN THE WAITING LIST

image: detail from Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, by Artemisia Gentileschi, 1638-1639: Royal Collection, UK