How to improve your Italian language

If you are or will be an international exchange or degree seeking student or an international guest of the University of Bologna, you can take advantage of some opportunities to improve your Italian. Choose one or more courses and carry out the specific registration procedures provided for each of them.

Important! If you are a non-EU student residing abroad and you need to meet the Italian requirement to enrol in a first, single or second cycle degree programme offered in Italian, read the information on the Italian language requirement and effects on admission to degree programmes page.

ICoN (Italian Culture on the Net) L2 ITALIAN COURSES

  • teaching mode: online, self-study
  • levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • duration: 130 hours of individual study, courses start according to a predefined schedule
  • available for: future and current international exchange and degree seeking students of any cycle, all international guests in any capacity
  • fees: free of charge
  • final certificates: none
  • useful for: personal training, meeting the Italian requirement for asylum-seeking students who register for single learning activities (Unibo for Refugees)
  • not useful for: meeting the Italian requirement for non-EU students residing abroad who enrol in first, second and single cycle degree programmes, meeting the Italian requirement for the full recognition of foreign qualifications, meeting the Italian requirement for international students enrolled in international programmes taught in English (where applicable)
  • how to register: ICoN placement test according to a predefined calendar
  • more information: ICoN online self-study L2 Italian courses

L2 ITALIAN COURSES at the University Language Centre (CLA)

  • teaching mode: in presence and online
  • levels: A2, B1, B2
  • duration: 50 hours, intensive or extensive courses for each semester
  • available for: current international exchange and degree seeking students of any cycle, all international guests in any capacity
  • fees: generally the first course is free of charge, only some categories of participants have to pay a fee
  • final certificates: course certificate
  • useful for: personal training, only exchange students obtain 5 ECTS
  • not useful for: meeting the Italian requirement for non-EU students residing abroad who enrol in first, second and single cycle degree programmes, meeting the Italian requirement for the full recognition of foreign qualifications
  • how to register: CLA placement test according to a predefined schedule
  • more information: CLA  Italian for international learners

L2 Italian MOOC on Unibook (UniBO Open Knowledge)

  • teaching mode: online, self-study
  • levels: beginner
  • duration: 8-10 hours per week for 4-5 weeks per part (2 parts in total), courses start according to a predefined schedule
  • available for: everyone
  • fees: free of charge
  • final certificates: certificate of completion
  • useful for: personal training, meeting the Italian requirement for asylum-seeking students who register for single learning activities (Unibo for Refugees)
  • not useful for: meeting Italian requirement for non-EU students residing abroad who enrol in first, second and single cycle degree programmes, meeting the Italian requirement for the full recognition of foreign qualifications, meeting the Italian requirement for international students enrolled in international programmes taught in English (where applicable)
  • how to register: registration on the Unibook portal
  • more information: Unibook (select course: Modern Languages ITA101)