UCC CPD courses

Teaching of Italian as a Second Language II IT6105


Fact File

  • Title

    Teaching of Italian as a Second Language II IT6105

  • Code


  • College

    Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

  • Duration

    12 weeks

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €600 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification. Pre-requisite(s): Italian Language Competence, Level C1-C2. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th June 2022/30th October 2022

  • Venue

    Department of Italian, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork. 

  • Credits


  • Start Date

    Semester I / Semester II


Professional qualification in the teaching of Italian as a second language.  UCC is the only centre in Ireland offering this preparatory course to achieve the DITALS 2 certification.  This course will consider current Italian pedagogical approaches to the teaching of Italian as a second language to various categories of learners (children to adults).

This is a course which covers theories as well as techniques and practice for the teaching of Italian as a second language.  

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Identify and define aims and objectives for a range of Italian language courses (beginners to advanced).
  • Devise and execute sample lesson plans in a real classroom situation.
  • Use a range of classroom management skills and techniques in a language lesson.
  • Create and implement a curriculum, syllabus and outline assessment strategies for a range of Italian language courses.
  • Use the latest technological tools in a language class.
  • Integrate Web 2.0 tools, such as educational blogs, wikis and podcasts in the teaching environment.


Additional Teaching Mode Information

It is estimated that the course will be one day per week, 2 hrs per session for 12 weeks.

A general meeting of all applicants will take place prior to commencement. in the O’Rahilly Building, UCC, room TBC to discuss and agree the timetable according to candidates’ availability.

Module may also be offered in Semester II


As part of UCC's commitment to Continuing Professional Development, (CPD), candidates who satisfy the programme eligibility criteria may, subject to the approval of the Programme Coordinator, be eligible to register for examinations in the internationally recognised DITALS certification.

Teaching Method(s): 90hr(s) Other (30 observation hours; 60 teaching hours); 12 x 2hr(s) Lectures; Other (mock exam practice).

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Project [2,500 - 3,000 words] 75 marks; 3 Written Assignments [1,000 words each] 25 marks each; Oral Assessment 50 marks).


To be considered, applicants should normally have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

All candidates upon registration will be required to either provide a corresponding Police Statement from their country of origin or complete the Garda Vetting Process in Ireland. For Italian candidates it is necessary to request a "certificato penale" from the Carabinieri (Garda Vetting Certificate).  Full details will be provided at offer stage.

Proof of Italian Language Competence (Level C1-C2) is required for IT6105.

For the candidates from other nationalities include a reference (attestato) regarding your level of Italian.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

The fee is €600. There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

Applications for this module are now open.

  • To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.  
  • Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
  • An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.

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