Language proficiency

Required language skills - Tests and courses
ragazzi di schiena durante una lezione
English: Placement test and courses

Tests and language courses compulsory for undergraduate and graduate students.

studente in aula durante una lezione
Other foreign languages: tests and courses

Language assessment for Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Humanities programmes.

Language courses for mobility students
Outgoing students: Erasmus+ and non-EU

SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre issues language proficiency statements for those who wish to apply for European and non-European mobility programmes in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

Furthermore, SLAM organises intensive language courses in summer for students selected for the Erasmus+ outgoing programme.

We issue language proficiency statements to applicants for European and non-European mobility calls.

Incoming students: learning Italian
Italian language for foreigners tests and courses

Tests and courses for internationals, PhD students and visiting professors. 

International courses of Italian language and culture on Lake Garda

International Courses of Italian Language and Culture in Gargnano on Lake Garda.

Marco Polo Programme

Basic Italian courses for Chinese students who pre-enrol at an Italian university to attend a Bachelor's or Master's degree course

Other courses and certificates
Latin language courses for beginners

Starting from a.y. 2021/2022, SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre is organising Latin language courses for beginners addressed to first-year Humanities, Science of Cultural Property and History students whose language proficiency does not meet the level required to attend their respective curricular Latin courses effectively.

International assessment

The University of Milan is an Exam Centre for a variety of international language certificates, including:

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • Russian
  • German
Research and Experimentation

SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre organises conferences and events addressed to professors, researchers, PhD candidates, students, language scholars and practitioners, to promote study, training and dissemination in terms of teaching approaches for Italian as well as foreign languages in Italy and worldwide.