NUI Galway’s Diploma in Italian Online, launched in September 2012, has been awarded the prestigious European Language Label, which recognises innovation in the field of language teaching and learning.
Italian Studies at NUI Galway is the first discipline in Ireland to offer a fully accredited Online Diploma in Italian so that it is now possible to study Italian anywhere and any time.
Dr Laura McLoughlin, programme co-ordinator said that unlike many distance learning programmes designed for independent learning, this diploma course is based on a collaborative, communicative approach and students are encouraged to participate in virtual class activities with their peers and e-tutors.
The Diploma is open to everybody and is designed for those who have no previous experience of the language. It is particularly suited to those who need flexibility in their time and mode of study and/or live away from Galway. Basic computer skills are sufficient.
The course concentrates on all four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and provides a gradual introduction to the structures of the language. In addition, a module on oral and intercultural skills introduces aspects of Italian life from an intercultural prospective.
For further information contact Dr Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin on 091-492240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.