Credits required
N/A Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. *
Cost per credit
$366 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online Course sequences can include classes that are delivered online, as well as a blend of online coursework with one or a few required site-based classes.
Start terms
4 per year

Italian - Online Courses

Why learn Italian?

  • Italian is the native language of more than 58 million people worldwide.
  • Broaden your understanding and appreciation of Italian culture. Italian influences are evident in everyday life in the United States, especially in fashion, food and architecture.
  • Knowledge of a second language is increasingly important as the business industry trends on going global. Italy is the world's fifth largest industrial producer of goods, making Italian speakers a valuable asset to many large, global companies.

Courses offered

First- and second-year Italian language courses are delivered online throughout the year. Refer to the OSU Ecampus Schedule of Classes for current schedule information.

The Ecampus schedule of classes includes available courses for the current term and up to three future terms. Class offerings are continually updated and may be added, removed or rescheduled without notice. Check back frequently for current information.

Students who complete first and second year Italian will be able to:

  • Recognize themes of full speed Italian conversations focusing on learned vocabulary.
  • Respond to questions using learned grammar and vocabulary.
  • Utilize tu and Lei (you) forms correctly.
  • Evaluate personal practices in light of new cultural perspectives.
  • Aurally identify meaning of simple to complex questions.

Learn from a well-respected university

Italian courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in Italian. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

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

Earn an in-demand microcredential in Italian

Taking online Italian classes offers the ability to enhance your language skills — and it's an opportunity to help yourself stand out in the job market. You can earn a microcredential in Italian online with Oregon State, and when you finish, you'll receive a digital badge that you can showcase to employers as evidence of your proficiency in that language. Microcredential courses are for-credit and can be transferred to fulfill a degree program's language requirements as well.

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