Why learn Italian?

  • 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.

  • Italian is the native language of more than 58 million people, worldwide.

  • 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.

Our courses:  -First Year Italian (IT 111, IT 112, IT 113); -Second Year Italian (IT 211, IT 212, IT 213); -Women in Italian Cinema (IT 261).  NOTE: All of our Italian courses are now taught exclusively online through Ecampus.

Meet OSU Italian instructors Nobuko Wingard and Raven Chakerian!