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Faculty of Architecture, Mendrisio Campus

The free of charge Italian Language courses are open to fully matriculated USI students or USI professionals only. Members of other Higher Institutions should investigate independent Italian Language schools.

Brochure Italian Language courses Academy of Architecture, Mendrisio Campus

Before enrolling for any course take the time to read the “Information sheet” below for more specific information regarding the attendance policy and the course load.

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SPRING SEMESTER 2018

INTENSIVE COURSES OFFERED PRIOR TO THE SEMESTER START

For description and prerequisites, select the orange title of the intensive course you want to apply for in the boxes below:

Absolute Beginners
Level A1
Lugano Campus, 5 – 16 February 2018 08:30- 15:00
Beginners 1
Level A1-A2
Lugano Campus, 5 – 16 February 2018 08:30 – 15:00
Elementare 2
Level A2
Lugano Campus, 5 – 16 February 2018 08:30 – 15:00
Intermedio1
Level B1
Lugano Campus, 5 – 16 February 2018 08:30 – 15:00

Select the orange title “Enrol in the intensive courses” in the box below to enrol in one of the intensive courses:

Enrol in the intensive courses

SEMESTRAL COURSES, SPRING SEMESTER 2018

The free of charge Italian language courses are optional and therefore held at lunch break or in the evening. Before you register, check the timetable of your classes to make sure that they don’t conflict with the Italian course and decide which program you prefer, noon or evening.

For description and prerequisites, select the orange title of the semestral course you want to apply for in the boxes below:

Absolute Beginners
Level A1
Lugano Campus Wednesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Beginners 1
Level
A1-A2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 12:55 – 14:25
Elementare 2
Level A2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 18:30 – 20:00
Intermedio 1
Level B1
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 18:30 – 20:00
Intermedio 2
Level B1-B2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 12:55 – 14:25
Intermedio avanzato
Level B2
Lugano Campus Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Avanzato
Level B2 – C1
Lugano Campus Mondays 17:30 – 19:00

Select the orange title “Enrol in the semestral courses” in the box below to enrol in the semestral courses:

Enrol in the semestral courses

ORAL INTERACTION COURSES

Università della Svizzera italiana offers two Oral Interaction courses, one in level A2-B1 and one in level B2-C1. Both courses are held on the Lugano Campus in Via Buffi 13, Lugano. For information and enrolment please see Faculty of Communication, Economics and Informatics page.

CONTACT

Fabiana Bernasconi, fabiana.bernasconi@usi.ch or italiancourses@usi.ch

SELF-ASSESSMENT GRID

You can register for a course only if your language skills match the level of the concerning course. To understand at what level you are please use the Self-Assessment Grid.

icon_pdfGriglia per l’autovalutazione (Portfolio europeo delle lingue)

icon_pdfSelf-assessment Grid (European Language Portfolio)

OFFICIAL ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST PLIDA

Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano campus, also offers an official Italian language proficiency test twice a year (in April and October) in cooperatin with Società Dante Alighieri in Italy. The PLIDA Certificate attests competence in Italian as a foreign language according to a scale of six levels. The levels advance from A1 to C2 in progression of difficulty and correspond to the levels established by the Council of Europe.
For more information, please visit the webpage: http://www.usi.ch/en/esami_plida.htm.