Italian – Online Microcredentials

Learn to speak, read and write in Italian

Italian influences are evident in everyday life all around the world, especially in fashion, food and architecture. Now you can learn the Italian language and broaden your understanding of this rich culture — online with Oregon State University. 

Choose from two online microcredentials in Italian: Introductory and Intermediate Italian, so you can develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing comprehension. As you advance, you’ll gain a unique cultural perspective and be able to confidently engage in conversation with other Italian speakers. 


Introductory Italian (12 credits)

Intermediate Italian (12 credits)

Prerequisite courses

Some courses within Oregon State's online microcredential offerings may require you to complete prerequisites in order to enroll. Before applying, it's important to understand the timing and schedule for when microcredential courses are offered, including any prerequisite courses.

Please contact the program lead for more details or connect with the Ecampus enrollment services team to learn more.


The in-demand skills you’ll develop in the Introductory Italian microcredential and Intermediate Italian microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up in your career.

Introductory Italian skills

  • Listening and speaking at the CILS A1-A2 level
  • Reading at the CILS A1-A2 level
  • Writing at the CILS A1-A2 level

Intermediate Italian skills

  • Listening and speaking at the CILS B1-B2 level
  • Reading at the CILS B1-B2 level
  • Writing at the CILS B1-B2 level

Note: CILS = Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language through the Common European Frameworks of Reference exams.

Explore more Italian course sequences

Oregon State offers a variety of course sequences in Italian online that can help you fulfill language course prerequisites at OSU or another institution. These additional courses feature high levels of engagement and interactivity with OSU faculty and fellow students, so you can boost your language proficiency.

Placement testing

Already have experience with Italian? You can bypass entry level courses by taking a placement test. More information is available on the College of Liberal Arts website.


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