Italian courses and tests

The Language Centre of the University of Milan SLAM organises Italian language courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. International users who can have access to these courses are students, Erasmus+ incoming students, PhD students and visiting professors.

The University of Milan Language Centre SLAM organises summer courses every year in Gargnano (BS) at Palazzo Feltrinelli, Garda lake.

The courses are on payment with scholarships for international students of the University.

The Language Centre thanks to the agreement with Giuseppe Verdi conservatory of music, provides courses of Italian language and Orthoepy.

Thanks to the collaboration with the University for Foreigners of Perugia, SLAM is exams centre for the Italian language certification CELI (Certificato di conoscenza della Lingua Italiana).

Placement Test

In order to register for Italian courses, students must take an entry-level test, according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Placement tests can be taken twice a year:  in the first semester (September/October) and in the second semester (February/March).

Placement Test

Online registration for the placement test

Courses

According to the level attained at the entry-level test, students will attend one of the required courses.

A1 from C1 60-hour courses are held each semester. Students who attend at least the 66% of in-person learning can take the end of course test and receive a language certificate and a certificate of attendance.

Students from International Medical School have access to 80-hour annual courses to attain A1/A2, B1 and B2 levels.

Students will receive the calendar by email.

Contacts

Further information:

italian.courses@unimi.it

All courses will take place from October 14, 2019, to January 17, 2020, with three lectures per week (the advanced courses at SLAM have two lectures per week).

Città Studi Area:

  • Course 1: target level A1. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 20 Room 110.
  • Course 2: target level A1. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 20, Room 207.
  • Course 3: target level A1. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 20, Room 101 (Mon), 305 (Wed), 206 (Fri).
  • Course 4: target level A1. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 20, Room 211 (Mon, Fri) and 302 (Wed).
  • Course 5: target level A1. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 16:30-18:30, via Celoria 20, Room 203 (Mon, Wed) and 209 (Fri).
  • Course 6: target level A2. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 20, Room B3.
  • Course 7: target level B1. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 20, Room 109 (Mon, Wed) and via Venezian 15, Room V9 (Fri).
  • Course 8: target level B2. Monday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Wednesday (5.30-7.30 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), via Celoria 10, Room 9 (Mon, Fri) and Room 11 (Wed).
  • Course 9: target level B2. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (4.30-6.30 p.m.) via Celoria 10, Room 3 (Tue, Thu); via Celoria 20, Room B8 (Wed)

Faculty of Political, Economical and social sciences, via Conservatorio 7:

  • Course 10: target level A2. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (6.15-8.00 p.m.), Room 25.
  • Course 11: target level B1. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (6.15-8.00 p.m.), Room 27.

SLAM Centre, via S. Sofia 11:

  • Course 12: target level B2/C1. Tuesday (5.15-7.00 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), Meeting Room.
  • Course 13: target level C1. Wednesday (5.15-7.00 p.m.), Friday (4.30-6.30 p.m.), GrimmLab.

LITA, via F.lli Cervi 93, Segrate, only for IMS students (International Medical School). Courses take place from November 5, 2019 with two lectures per week:

  • Course 1L: target level A1/A2. Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m., LITA.
  • Course 2L: target level A2/B1. Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m., LITA.
  • Course 3L: target level B1/B2. Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m., LITA.

The final tests of the Italian courses held during the First Semester will take place on:

  • December 6 at 2:30 p.m., SLAM Language Centre (reserved to Erasmus students leaving in December);
  • December 17 at 2:30 p.m., SLAM Language Centre (reserved to Erasmus students leaving in December);
  • January 29, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., CertLab, via G. Colombo 46, Room 700;
  • February 5, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., CertLab, via G. Colombo 46, Room 700;

Results will be sent via e-mail within seven days.

Level attained: students will get a language proficiency statement and move to the next level held in the second semester.

Level not attained: students will receive a certificate of attendance and attend a course in the second semester of the same level of the one attended in the first semester.

In order to sit the final test it is necessary to register using the pertinent form below:

From the a.y. 2019/2020, The Language Centre of the University SLAM organises Italian tests and courses for international students admitted to Master’s Degrees in Archaeology, Music, Theatre and Film and History and Criticism of Art. The Italian test is compulsory for every student admitted.

Students who not attain B2 level at the test must attend one of the compulsory courses organised by SLAM and attain a B2 level to be allowed to ask for thesis.

From the a.y. 2019/2020, for Master’s degree in International relations (Italian curricula) students, SLAM organises Italian tests for international students enrolled in Master’s degree in international relations (Italian curriculum). Students who attain a B2 level at the test will be admitted to this degree programme.

For more info, visit relint@unimi.it.

International students enrolled in International politics, law and economics have to attain 3 ECTS credits related to the assessment of the Italian language (Additional language skills: Italian). Students have to attain an A2 level by taking a placement test. Those who attain the required level will receive language assessment credits according to their study plan. Students who do not attain the required level will have to attend an Italian course and take the end of course test.

From the a.y. 2018/2019, International students enrolled in Master’s degree in International relations (English curriculum) can get 3 of the 9 ECTS credits related to language proficiency assessment by attending Additional language skills: Italian course.  Students have to attain an A2 level by taking a placement test or attend an Italian course and take the end of course test.

Language certificates recognized by the University of Milan