Frequently asked questions
Perché studiare l'italiano?
Italy is a fascinating country with a cultural heritage stretching back to ancient Rome and beyond. In the Middle Ages, writers like Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio reshaped European literature. The Italian Renaissance is still seen as one of the high points in the cultural history of mankind.
Today, Italy is one of the world's leading industrial nations, excelling in sectors where creativity and design skills make a difference - cars, furniture, fashion, engineering - but also in traditional areas like tourism, food and wine. Italians take an enthusiastic view of Ireland, and contacts between the two countries at every level are constantly growing.
Come si studia l'italiano al Trinity College?
You can take Italian as a subject within the Joint Honours four-year degree programme, combining with many different subjects. In Joint Honours courses you will study the language intensely alongside courses on literature, cinema, art, music, theatre as well as history and politics. Alternatively you can take it as one of your languages in European Studies or MEELC (Middle Eastern and European Studies, where the focus is more socio-political.
E' difficile l'italiano?
All languages are challenging at university level. They demand not only fluency but also a keen sense of structure and a habit of accuracy. This can be a very enjoyable challenge, particularly when you have learned enough to experience total immersion in the foreign country. Our language course is overseen by a highly experienced language coordinator and designed to help you develop your language skills as quickly and deeply as possible.
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For further information, please contact the Italian Department, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Telephone 01-8962062.