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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 Lugano 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.

Information sheet

INTENSIVE COURSES OFFERED PRIOR TO THE SEMESTER START

AUTUMN SEMESTER 2017

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
28 August – 8 September 2017 08:30 – 15:00
Beginners 1
Level A1-A2
4 – 15 September 2017 08:30 – 15:00
Elementare 2
Level A2
4 – 15 September 2017 08:30 – 15:00
Intermedio1
Level B1
4 – 15 September 2017 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, AUTUMN SEMESTER 2017

The free of charge Italian language courses are optional and therefore held in the morning, 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 language courses and decide which program you prefer, morning, 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 Tuesdays 08:30 – 10:00
Absolute Beginners Level A1 Wednesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Beginners 1 Level A1 – A2 Mondays 08.30 – 10:00
Beginners 1 Level A1 – A2 Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Corso elementare 2 Level A2 Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Interazione orale Level A2 – B1 Mondays 12:00 – 13:30
Intermedio 1 Level B1 Wednesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Intermedio 2 Level B1 – B2 Thursdays 17:30 – 19:00
Interazione orale Level B2 – C1 Tuesdays 12:00 – 13:30
Intermedio avanzato Level B2 Tuesdays 17:30 – 19:00
Avanzato Level B2 – C1 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

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.

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icon_pdfSelf-assessment Grid (European Language Portfolio)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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CONTACT

italiancourses@usi.ch

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.