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Italian language - Italiano L2



The Language Centre (CLA) organizes semester courses of Italian as a second language (Italiano L2) for foreigners. The courses aim to develop their linguistic competence and support their integration in the Italian academic system.

The Italian language courses are held by highly qualified Italian teachers and are addressed to:

  • Erasmus students and students who take part in other international exchange programs (world-wide study…);

  • PhD students, post doc, researchers  and guest lecturers;

  • Foreign students enrolled at the University of Verona.

The enrollment to the placement test (on 22 nd February) and to the courses is mandatory and must be filled out online by Friday 16 th February:   click here

  • Absolute beginners must enroll by Monday 15 th January 2018.


Absolute beginners who are not Spanish native speakers are automatically admitted to the A1 intensive pre-course and they don’t need to take the placement test.
All the other students have to take a computer-based placement test at the beginning of each term.
The dates of the placement test are available on the
Academic Calendar.

Each semester, according to the results of the Placement Test, the Language Centre (CLA) offers A2 POST-BEGINNER, B1 INTERMEDIATE, B2 POST-INTERMEDIATE and C1 ADVANCED level courses.

Click here to read the description of each level.


At the end of each course (except for the A1 level), you must take a final exam.

The dates of the final exams are available on the Academic Calendar

Click here to consult the file archive with the results of the final exams.

Once you have passed the exam, you get a certificate of linguistic competence. In order to get it you have to go to "Ufficio Certificazioni e Test Linguistici" (room S.17 A, basement of the "Lettere" building in via San Francesco, 22).

E.C.T.S. CREDITS (European Credits Transfer System)

For more information about E.C.T.S., please visit (Correlation table for Incoming Erasmus Students who achieve language certificates).

The attendance to the supplementary courses (Laboratorio di Scrittura e Laboratorio di Lingua e Cultura) allow you to obtain 2 E.C.T.S.

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