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Courses of Italian  

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The Language Service of the University of Milan (SLAM – Servizio Linguistico dell’Ateneo di Milano) offers free Italian language courses to all international students, incoming Erasmus+ students, visiting PhD students and scholars interested in improving their  Italian knowledge during their stay at the University of Milan.


The courses, held by highly qualified native Italian speakers, last 60 or 40 hours per semester and cover all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), from A1 to C1.


For further information:


Placement test

All students interested in attending an Italian language course must register for a computer-based Italian Placement Test, to be held on March 6, 2019, at CertLab, via G. Colombo 46, Room 701. According to the test results, they will be assigned to the course which best fits with their Italian language level.


Students with no previous Italian language knowledge can ask to be assigned to the basic course without taking the placement test. Students who attended an Italian language course during the a.y. 2017-2018 but missed the courses held in the first semester of the a.y. 2018-2019 can register for a course in the second semester without taking the Placement Test.

In order to register for the test or for the basic/next level course, it is compulsory to fill in this online form.

Students who already have an Italian language certificate can send a copy of their certificate to and be assigned directly to the next level course, without taking the Placement Test.

Students who already attended a course during the first semester of the a.y. 2018-2019 will be automatically assigned to a new course on the basis of their Final Test result. These students don't have to fill in the online form ot to repeat the Placement Test.

Every student will receive via email all information regarding their next Italian language course.





Final test

The final tests of the Italian language courses take place at the end of each semester. Only students who attend at least 66% of lessons are allowed to sit the final test. After the test, students will receive a course completion report certifying the level they reached.






Different courses are provided according to different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):


Basic courses

  • Level A1/A2 – 60 hours/semester or 120 hours/ year

Advanced courses and initial level improvement courses

  • Levels B1 and B2 (target B2 and B2/C1) – 60-hours/semester or 120 hours/year

Intensive courses for International Medical School students

  • Levels A0/A1 (target A1/A2), A2 (target B1) and B1 (target B2) – 40 hours/semester or 80 hours/year


Lessons will take place, during the second semester of the a.y. 2018-2019, from March 11 to June 14, 2019, two times a week, both in the City Centre area (via Festa del Perdono 3-7) and in Città Study (via Celoria 20-26/via Golgi 19) according to the following timetable.

Courses in Milano Centro (all lessons take place at 6:30-8:15 p.m., unless stated differently)

Course 1: target level A1. Monday, room 517; Wednesday, room 435.

Course 2: target level A1. Monday and Thursday, room 435.

Course 3: target level A2. Monday and Wednesday, room 410.

Course 4: target level B1. Tuesday and Thursday, room 410.

Course 5: target level A2. Monday, room 311; Wednesday, room 422.

Course 6: target level B2. Tuesday, room 517; Thursday, room 201.

Course 7: target level B1. Monday, room 431; Wednesday, room 433.

Course 8: target level C1. Monday 4:30-6:30 p.m., room M501, via S. Sofia 9/1; Wednesday 4:30-6:30 p.m., room Zeta, via S. Sofia 9/1


Courses Città Studi (all lessons take place at 4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Course 1: target level A1. Monday and Wednesday, room B3; Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m., room B3.

Course 2: target level A1. Monday, room V8 (via Venezian 15); Wednesday, room B8.

Course 3: target level A2. Monday, room 109; Wednesday, room 110.

Course 4: target level B1. Monday, room 203; Wednesday, room 305.

Course 5: target level B2. Monday, room 206; Wednesday, room 211.