Luoghi comuni / common places

Still looking for reasons to study Italian? Maybe this video will help.
(video by the Italian Ministero per lo Sviluppo Economico)

NEW for 2015: Diploma in Italian Online – Intermediate level

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new intermediate level Diploma in Italian Online, starting September 2015.

For information and to apply follow this link

or contact us

Graduation day!

Here are some of the first group of students conferred with the Diploma in Italian Online at NUI Galway on Saturday 18th October 2014.


Group Photo 1

NEW FOR 2014: Exams Online

In order to facilitate participants who cannot travel to Galway for examinations, as from September 2014  exams will be held online on the specified dates at the end of each semester.


Diploma in Italian Online

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Diploma in Italian Online, 2015-16 Applications open

Fontana delle Tartarughe, Roma.

Fontana delle Tartarughe, Roma.

The next courses will start in September 2015. There will be a Diploma in Italian Online for beginners and one for intermediate students. The duration of both Diplomas is two years.

Dates for 2015-16 course can be found in the Dates for 2015-16 page.

to apply follow these links:

Beginners’ Level

Intermediate Level

A presto!

Networking in Pyjamas

An article by Ailish Irvine:  Social Networking in your Pyjamas

Diploma in Italian Online awarded European Language Label 2013

Diploma in Italian Online awarded European Language Label 2013

Prof. David Crystal and Dr Laura Incalcaterra McLoughlin at the European Language Label ceremony, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, 4.10.2013.

I am delighted to announce that the Diploma in italian Online received the European Language Label 2013. The ELL is awarded to innovative projects in the field of language teaching and learning. It rewards creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate learners and make the best of available resources.

I share the award with Dott.ssa Carmela Dell’Aria (Università degli Studi di Palermo) and Dr Emanuela Cotroneo (Università degli Studi di Genova) whose invaluable contribution made it possible to realize this project.

A big thank you also goes to Dott.ssa Valentina Rizzo, Dr Jennifer Lertola and Dr Francesca Magnoni for their  contribution to the running of the Diploma Online since September 2013.

I also wish to thank our students who embraced the programme with great enthusiasm and success.


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