Italian for Spanish Speakers


The Italian Department offers a two-class sequence (ITA16A and 16B) for students who are heritage speakers of Spanish or those who have taken at least 3 years of Spanish in high school. The sequence will allow students enrolled to complete one year of Italian in two quarters, usually Winter and Spring.

Italian for Spanish Speakers is founded on the methodology of Intercommunication, which uses the commonalities between the two romance languages as “bridges” to advance in the learning of Italian at a fast pace. Students are expected to be fluent in Spanish as communication in the classroom occurs both in Italian and Spanish.

For any questions, please contact Valentina Padula, Coordinator of the Italian Language Program, at