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.

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

At the end of the courses, students will receive an email with an online application form in order to register for the test. Results will be sent by email 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

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.