Courses of Italian language and culture on Garda Lake
SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre regularly organizes Courses of Italian language and culture as well as training and refresher Courses for teachers of Italian as a second language at the University branch in Gargnano on Lake Garda. The historical facility, Palazzo Feltrinelli, provides the opportunity for a full immersion in Italian language and culture in a captivating setting thanks to expert trainers of Italian as a second language. The courses are integrated by cultural activities in the local area organized by the University of Milan Language Centre.
Registration is open for the international courses of Italian language and culture of summer 2023.
Intensive courses of Italian in the beautiful setting of Lake Garda.
Every summer, SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre organizes the Chiara and Giuseppe Feltrinelli International Courses of Italian Language and Culture at the University branch in Gargnano on Lake Garda. The courses are open to international users at the University of Milan (i.e., students enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or single-cycle Master’s degree course, Erasmus+ incoming students, PhD students, research fellows, scholarship holders, and specialisation school students) and to international users external to the University proving at least the B1 level of Italian language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The course lasts three weeks and includes 90 hours of Italian language and culture learning per round:
- First round: 3 to 22 July 2023
- Second round: 24 July to 12 August 2023.
International users at the University of Milan may apply for a scholarship whereas non-Italian citizens external to the University can participate paying a small fee.
The programme includes cultural activities, among which an opera performance at the Arena of Verona, a tour of the old lemon tree house La Malora, and a guided tour of the Vittoriale degli Italiani, i.e. the house-museum of Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Students completing the course earn 3 university credits.
SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre organises a training and refresher course of Italian language for teachers of Italian as a second language working abroad. The course is open to teachers of Italian as a second language proving at least the B2 level of Italian language proficiency who are in service with universities, Italian culture institutes, or other public and/or private organisations outside of Italy.
Non-Italian applicants must prove their level of Italian language proficiency by submitting an Italian language certificate or statement in attachment to their application.
The 2023 course edition, lasting 25 hours, is being held at Palazzo Feltrinelli, the University branch in Gargnano on Lake Garda, from 3 to 9 September 2023.
Attendees completing the course will be issued a statement of course completion.
Application is open from 15 March to 15 July 2023.
Given the restricted number of seats available, application procedure may be closed prior to the aforementioned deadline when reaching 36 applications.
Applicants shall submit their application and at the same time pay the registration fee through this link: https://studente.unimi.it/ammissioni/a/slam/checkLogin.asp
The following documents must be attached to the application form:
- curriculum vitae in Italian;
- for foreign applicants: Italian language certificate or statement at the B2 level or higher;
- copy of identity card/passport.
Registration is deemed as confirmed once the registration receipt will have been downloaded from the platform and the payment confirmation email by the PagoPA system received to the personal email address. Should the payment fail, registration will not be deemed as confirmed.
After registering successfully, applicants will be sent an email with further details and useful information.
In lack of one or more of the aforementioned requirements, the SLAM Centre will reject the application informing the applicant and refunding the registration fee paid. For the refund to be issued, the applicant must be the holder or co-holder of the bank account from which the payment was issued.
Applicants shall inquire by themselves about the procedures to be followed to obtain a visa, if needed, as well as to arrange health insurance for their stay.
For further details on the programme, please have a look at the information leaflet.
Should applicants withdraw from the course due to justified and documented reasons, sending relevant notification by 15 May, they will be refunded 80% of the registration fee. Should applicants notify their withdrawal after the aforementioned deadline, the SLAM Centre reserves the right to decide whether to issue a refund or not, depending on the reason and documentation submitted.
For the refund to be issued, the applicant must be the holder or co-holder of the bank account from which the payment was issued.