Foreign Languages

The Language Centre (CCL - Centro competenza lingue) carries out foreign language learning activities (AAL - Attività di apprendimento linguistico). It organizes classroom and eLearning trainings in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, English, Russian and Spanish. The learning activities are held by native speakers of the foreign languages or by Italian speakers.

CIS (Italian Language Courses for Foreigners) is a section of the CCL and, among its various teaching activities, offers courses of Italian Language and Literature for Foreigners, both intensive (2, 3, 4 weeks) and non-intensive (15 weeks). It also develops and organizes international training (such as the Marco Polo Project) and exchange programs.
In the eLearning sector, the University has developed and is currently structuring several different paths to provide Italian language courses for foreigners online (through web technologies). Among the most recent projects is a blended learning course of modern and contemporary Italian Literature for Arabic-speaking users.

Italian Language Courses for Erasmus/Exchange Students

The General Italian Language Courses are organized each semester at CIS to let students improve their language competences.  Different levels (A2- B1-B2 –C1-C2) will be available. For this reason, at the beginning of the semester a Placement Test is held in order to check the Italian Proficiency.
Incoming Erasmus/Exchange Students in the framework of the Ersamus programme can enroll in the General Italian Language Course by completing an Application form for the Generap Italian Language Course to be sent  by email to the International Office.

The courses are free of charge.

The General Italian Language Courses can be added in the learning Agreement therefore at the end of each semester students are required to  take the final exam to get 5 credits. The credits will be registered in the final Transcript of records. In addition, special courses ( cultura italiana- linguaggio economico- scrittura) allow students to get 3 credits.
The courses will be held on the premises of the University.

Moreover, Intensive Italian Language courses are offered before the beginning of each semester. They last one/two weeks.

No credits will be assigned because they are  Preparatory Courses. they are not mandatory but highly recommended. Students can submit the Application form (see below) for the Intensive Italian Course to be sent by email to the International Office.

Timetable will be defined in September.


For further information, please check the page (ITA): Apprendimento linguistico.