How to learn Italian

How to learn italian - Copyright Andrea GuermaniWhether you will be here for a long period of time or for a short one, whether you are already a speaker of Italian or you have never had anything to do with it, whether your aim is basic survival or to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the culture of Italy, the University of Torino offers several options to non-native speakers and you will certainly find the right one for you!

Marco Polo Project and Turandot Project for Chinese students - Welcome services and language courses

Marco Polo and Turandot Projects promote the presence of Chinese students in Italian universities and Institutes of High Training in Art and Music (AFAM). In cooperation with the University Language Centre, the Confucius Institute of Torino and the Centre for Advanced Studies on Contemporary China, the University of Torino provides welcome services and courses of Italian language held in Chinese language, tailored to meet the specific needs of Marco Polo and Turandot Programme.

Online Courses ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net 

ICoN - a Consortium of several Italian Universities, including the University of Torino - aims to promote the Italian language and culture. ICoN provides on-line Italian courses to non-native speakers. Students are supported by trained tutors, have free access to the dedicated forum and can join all the classes entirely via web.

Summer Schools

Since 1998, the University of Torino has successfully offered intensive courses on Italian language and culture. High quality teaching and interactive learning combine with the great offerings of culture and leisure in Torino and Piedmont over the summer months.

UNITO Italian Programs Abroad 

Unito IPA offers 4/5 week Italian language and culture programs in July focused on an integrated instruction of Italian language and on-site cultural study. All programs include a core Italian language course offered at three levels (corresponding to European Framework levels A2, B1 and B2) and a wide range of Italian culture elective courses. Tutoring, linguistic tandems, sport activities, excursions and tours are available to all students.

Italiano per stranieri - Italian for non-native speakers/Torino Università Estate

Torino Università Estate offers high quality Italian language and culture courses to non-native speakers, students and non-students alike. The courses, ranging from the elementary to the advanced level, are organised in July and September. The July program combines the instruction of Italian with cultural and artistic workshops and activities. The September program takes place within the International festival of classic music “MiTo-Settembre Musica” and focuses mainly on the theme of music. They both provide tutoring, linguistic tandems, sport activities, excursions and cultural tours.

Courses available during the whole academic year

CLA – Language Centre of the University

The Language Centre of the University organizes intensive and three-month Italian courses at different levels for visiting professors, Erasmus and international students, scholarship holders, PhD students, researchers at the University of Turin and any other citizen interested in learning Italian for study or work purposes.  

Free Italian courses for Erasmus students

At the beginning of each semester, 40-hour-courses (at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels) are offered to all Erasmus students at the University of Torino.

Italian courses offered by the city of Torino 

Centro Interculturale della Città di Torino

The Centre was founded in 1996 in order to provide all citizens, both natives and immigrants, with intercultural training opportunities as well as opportunities to meet, communicate and debate on issues of common interest. Among its various initiatives, the Centre regularly organizes Italian language courses for non-native speakers, including free classes.