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Courses for Foreigners


Courses for Foreigners

Courses of Italian Language and Culture offered by Italian Universities:



  1. Corsi CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo)
  2. Italiano L2                                             


Courses of Italian Language, Culture and other disciplines for foreigners

The schools of Italian language and culture that have been awarded with the “Presa d'atto del MIUR” are a guarantee of reliability and quality as far as the organisation and the level of the courses provided is concerned, as they have been inspected by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

By visiting the schools websites, our users can verify if they belong to associations that ensure that the quality of services provided meets certain standards.

National associations
ASILS (Associazione Scuole di Italiano come Lingua seconda)
AIL (Accademia Italiana di Lingua)
. ITALIAN IN ITALY (Associazione Nazionale di Scuole di lingua italiana)
International associations:
. FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations)
. ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)
IALC (International Association of Language Centres)
TANDEM (International Network of Quality Language Institutes)
. EAQUALS (The European Association for Quality Language Services)
IHWO (International House World Organisation)

It is important to know whether the schools are recognised as “Ente di Formazione” and if they are able to give certifications regarding the proficiency of the Italian language.

As regards the schools that seem not to fulfil these requirements please make sure that their websites contain clear and precise information on:

the economic terms and conditions (fees, deposits, and if they are given back in case of cancellation);
where the courses take place (building, rooms, infrastructures, technical equipment);
students accommodation (costs and locations);
teachers (qualifications and CVs);
teaching-aid material.