The University of Milan offers Italian language and culture classes designed to fullfill International students different needs. The Language Center of the University of Milan (SLAM - Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo dell’Università degli Studi di Milano), organizes Italian language classes, at any level, for International students, while Italian language and culture promotion activities are managed by Calcif, Centro d’Ateneo per la promozione della lingua e della cultura italiana.
Language Centre - SLAM
The Language Center of the University of Milan (SLAM - Servizio Linguistico di Ateneo dell’Università degli Studi di Milano) italian language classes are addressed to students of:
- undergraduate and graduate degree programmes
- International Medical School and Medicine and Health area degree programmes
- Erasmus+ incoming.
SLAM offers regular and intensive classes – from level A1 to B2 – and specific courses for students enrolled in Medicine and Health degree programmes.
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Italian language and culture promotion activities
Activities and initiatives aiming to deepen knowledge of Italian (as foreign language) not only at a linguistic level but also in its cultural aspects, are managed by the university centre Calcif (Centro d’Ateneo per la promozione della lingua e della cultura italiana)
Calcif activities are addressed to:
- Marco Polo Project Chinese students
- teachers, students and amateurs
- embassy and consulate staff
- aspiring promoters of Italian language and culture abroad
Calcif offers – to both Italian and foreign graduates– the first-level vocational master Promoitals -"Promozione e insegnamento della lingua e cultura italiana a stranieri" - in cooperation with our Humanities study area.
It organizes also summer courses held between July and August in Gargnano (BS) on Lake Garda, and the CALP Summer School (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency) for International students, held between July and September, in cooperation with Municipality of Milan.
The University of Milan is also part of ICON, Italian Culture on the Net, a consortium of 21 universities, led by the University of Pisa, that runs the online ICON course.