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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 October 8, 10 and 11, 2018, 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.


In order to register for the placement test and, subsequently, to the Italian language courses, it is mandatory to fill in this online form by October 4, 2018.





Final test

The final tests of the Italian language courses take place at the end of each semester, i.e. in February (1st semester) and June (2nd 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 take place, during the 1st semester of the a.y. 2018-2019, from October 15, 2018, to January 18, 2019, three times a week at 4.30-6.30 p.m. or at 6.30-8.15 p.m., both in the City Centre area (via Festa del Perdono 3-7, via S. Sofia 9/1) and in Città Study (via Celoria 20-26/via Golgi 19, via Mangiagalli 31-37).

The detailed calendar will be published on this website by the beginning of September. The calendar of the courses of the 2nd semester will be published in January 2019.