Italian Language Program

Florence, Italy

Welcome to the Italian Language Program at BC!

At Boston College students will find a wide range of opportunities to develop and practice their Italian and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Italian culture. The Italian Language Program offers courses and supplementary practica for students at all levels of proficiency. Each semester between 250 and 300 students—including Italian Studies majors and minors and students in other disciplines—enroll in our program's language courses, which are taught by dedicated professors and graduate-level instructors.

Composed of six semesters of language instruction over three years, our curriculum has been carefully designed to foster progressive acquisition of proficiency in Italian. From the first day of class, students are exposed to the Italian language and trained to practice the essential skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) while expanding their vocabulary and learning new grammar points and structures in context. All courses incorporate the study of Italian culture. Students build their language skills while learning to understand relevant sociocultural and historical aspects of Italy and appreciate and celebrate the differences between its culture and our own.