Italian courses for foreigners
The aims of these courses are to improve your knowledge of the Italian language for study purposes and to prepare you to follow the courses and sit for the university exams to be taken in Italian.
The courses are specifically tailored for:
- Erasmus students in all degree courses
- Foreign students taking part in International Study Programmes
- Foreign students attending our university
The Italian Language Courses take place in both semesters and are organised in two modules, each one corresponding to a different level:
- 1st Module:Intensive course, beginning in September (1st semester) and February (2nd semester) – taking students from an A2+ to a B1 level
- 2nd Module:Extensive course, beginning at the end of October (1st semester) and of March (2nd semester) – from a B1 to a B2level
Every course is provided in a blended modality: 30 hours of face-to-face lessons and an online part consisting in guided self-access lessons on teaching materials aimed at developing competences in Italian for study purposes.
Students attending a course and passing the final test are awarded 4 ECTS (CFU) credits; in addition they can acquire other 4 ECTS by attending another course of a higher level and passing its final test (e.g. if a student attends the 1st course and reaches a B1 level, he/she can then attend the 2nd course to attain a B2 level).
Exam Codes to be put in your Learning Agreement are:
- LINGUA ITALIANA PER STRANIERI I 1006315
- LINGUA ITALIANA PER STRANIERI II 1006321
- LINGUA ITALIANA PER STRANIERI III 1006583
For Erasmus students: please do not forget that the Italian language courses should be approved in your learning agreement by the responsible person at your university!
In the final exam at the end of each course, students are tested on their written and oral comprehension, language use (mainly based on grammar and vocabulary) and writing skills. The president of every student’s Degree Course will be informed about the results in the Italian language exams and the way every student has to take
The different exams included in his/her learning agreement or study plan will be decided on (for example, a student could be advised to carry on studying the Italian language but still be allowed to take his/her exams in Italian or in another language).
It is highly recommended and indispensable if you want to fulfil your academic requirements (number of Ects obtained) to attend the Italian classes and of course to sit for the final language exams.
International students attending a different programme (non-Erasmus international exchange programmes, international students enrolled at Parma University for a whole degree course, etc.) should get in touch with Giovanna Pelizza at firstname.lastname@example.org). For these students Parma University also offers courses of Italian at a beginner’s level.
Erasmus students or other EU-programme students who have a working language other than Italian at their Department (for example those enrolled on a course entirely held in English) may decide whether to take the Italian language courses or not.
Important: before starting your first Italian language course, you will need to take a Placement Test that will indicate your language level in order to place you in the appropriate module. . You can find the date and the place of the text on this page in the section “Related pages”.
The Italian Language Courses take place at the Via D’Azeglio / Via Kennedy University area. The exact classroom and timetable are published on these pages.