Free courses of Italian Language and Culture are granted to incoming students by the University Language Center (CLA): elementary and intermediate level are taught throughout the two semesters of the academic year, while intensive courses are organized in September and in February, just before the beginning of each semester.
The intensive courses allow incoming students to acquire or to consolidate a basic level of knowledge of the Italian language, which is essential to properly attend lectures, which are mostly taught in Italian. This is why incoming students are required to have at least a A2 level of Italian language.
For all students who do not have A2 level of Italian, the University organises free intensive courses (40 hours) which will start at the beginning of September and February. These courses will allow students to acquire a basic knowledge of Italian so that they may join the institutional courses starting in October and March.
Language courses, set in modules of 30, 40 and 60 hours, are totally free but students will be asked to buy the book used during the lessons. Students passing the final examination will obtain, along with the certificate of attendance and the score, the recognition of credits based on the duration of the attended course. The reference parameter is: 1 ECTS/CFU for each 10 hours of course (i.e., 60 hours = 6 ECTS/CFU).
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