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Faculty of Architecture, Mendrisio Campus

ACADEMIC YEAR 2019 – 2020

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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Be aware of the fact that levels will only be activated if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2019

INTENSIVE COURSES OFFERED PRIOR TO THE SEMESTER START – AUTUMN SEMESTER

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
Mendrisio Campus, 2 – 13 September 2019 09:00- 15:30
Beginners 1
Level A1-A2
Mendrisio Campus, 2 – 13 September 2019 09:00 – 15:30
Elementary
Level A2
Mendrisio Campus, 2 – 13 September 2019 09:00 – 15:30
Intermediate
Level B1
Mendrisio Campus, 2 – 13 September 2019 09:00 – 15:30

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 – AUTUMN SEMESTER

SEMESTRAL COURSES – AUTUMN SEMESTER

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.

Levels will only be activated if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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 Mondays 17:30 – 19:00
Beginners 1
Level
A1-A2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 18:45 – 20:15
Elementary 2
Level A2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 20:15 – 21:45
Intermediate 1
Level B1
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 18:45 – 20:15
Intermediate 2
Level B1-B2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 20:15 – 21:45
Intermediate advanced
Level B2
Lugano Campus Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Advanced
Level B2 – C1
Lugano Campus Wednesdays 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 – AUTUMN SEMESTER

ORAL INTERACTION COURSES

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

SPRING SEMESTER 2020

INTENSIVE COURSES OFFERED PRIOR TO THE SEMESTER START – SPRING SEMESTER

Lugano Campus

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, 3 – 14 February 2020 08:30 – 15:00
Beginners 1
Level A1-A2
Lugano Campus, 3 – 14 February 2020 08:30 – 15:00
Elementary
Level A2
Lugano Campus, 3 – 14 February 2020 08:30 – 15:00
Elementary-Intermediate
Level A2-B1
Lugano Campus, 3 – 14 February 2020 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 – SPRING SEMESTER

SEMESTRAL COURSES – SPRING SEMESTER

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.

Levels will only be activated if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

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 Mondays 17:30 – 19:00
Beginners 1
Level A1-A2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 18:45 – 20:15
Elementary 2
Level A2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 20:15 – 21:45
Intermediate 1
Level B1
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 18:45 – 20:15
Intermediate 2
Level B1-B2
Mendrisio Campus Mondays 20:15 – 21:45
Intermediate advanced
Level B2
Lugano Campus Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Advanced
Level B2 – C1
Lugano Campus Wednesdays 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 – SPRING SEMESTER

ORAL INTERACTION COURSES

Università della Svizzera italiana offers two Oral Interaction courses, one in level A2-B1 and one in level B2. Both courses are held on 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.