Where can I study Italian?
Why study Italian?
Italian is Australia’s major language after English and the language of an important member state of the European Union. Studying Italian will give you knowledge of a culture which has strongly influenced the art, music, architecture and literature of Europe and Australia.
Find information about Griffith’s Italian courses here.
Italian is taught at several of Griffith University’s campuses: subject to demand, first and second year courses are taught at the South Bank campus (at the Queensland College of Art) as well at the Nathan campus where third year courses are also offered. First year courses can also be taken at the Gold Coast campus.
The Italian program offers language courses from beginner to advanced levels as well as content-based courses (mostly delivered in Italian) exploring literature, society, history, politics, cinema, popular culture and food culture.
The enthusiastic teaching team has won national recognition for their innovative teaching of the language. The program has a long-standing tradition of academic achievement at Griffith and boasts innovative student-centred teaching, active community engagement partnerships and wide ranging research interests which embrace both language and cultural issues.
The research interests of the teaching team enhance best practice in teaching. Recent research projects have focused on the application of computer-based and communications technologies, the development and use of linguistic corpora as reference resources; the use of mobile phones to enhance vocabulary learning and Blog-assisted language learning. Other research interests include second language teaching methodologies, language, learning strategies, out-of-class learning; and Italian politics.
Depending on the program you are enrolled in you can study Italian courses as electives or complete a major.
Note: Italian is available in the Diploma of Languages at Griffith but it is not available in the Diploma in Languages at UQ.