The Language Centre organizes Italian courses throughout the academic year, from September to June.

The offer includes a pre-semester preparatory course for A2 level (absolute beginners) and in-sessional courses from level A2 to level C2. Each level will be activated if the required minimum number of participants is reached.

The September courses (preparatory course for absolute beginners and courses from level A2 to level B2) and the February course (preparatory course for absolute beginners) are intensive and lessons are from Monday to Friday/Saturday usually in the morning and/or in the afternoon.
The semester courses are extensive (from October to January and from February to June) and run three times per week in the evening (6pm – 8pm)

The courses are all taught by qualified teachers of Italian as a second or foreign language.
Italian courses are mainly addressed to Erasmus+ students, international exchange students and students enrolled at Pavia University, but are also open to anyone who is interested in learning Italian.

For the course contents, please click on the links below:

For the academic year 2017/18 Italian courses will be offered as follows:

6 – 30 September 2017 INTENSIVE
  • preparatory course for A2 level (absolute beginners)
  • from A2 to B2
14 July 2017 (postponed until 25 July 2017)50 hours (plus 2 hours for the final exam)
10/20 hours per week (daily lessons)
9 October 2017 – 31 January 2018
From A2 to C215 September 2017 (postponed until 29 September 2017) 74 hours (plus 2 hours for the final exam)
3 lessons per week (6pm - 8pm)
5 – 23 February 2018 INTENSIVEPreparatory course for A2 level (absolute beginners)24 January 201850 hours (plus 2 hours for the final exam)
10/20 hours per week (daily lessons)
26 February – 15 June 2018 EXTENSIVEFrom A2 to C214 February 201874 hours (plus 2 hours for the final exam)
3 lessons per week (6pm - 8pm)


6 September - 30 September 2017 (50 hours)€ 170€ 320
9 October 2017 - 31 January 2018 (74 hours)€ 210€ 390
5 February - 23 February 2018 (50 hours)€ 170€ 320
26 February - 15 June 2018 (74 hours)€ 210€ 390


  • ERASMUS+ students with Pavia University
  • International exchange students with Pavia University
  • Students enrolled in Pavia University (Corsi di Laurea triennali, magistrali, PhD candidates, master students, researchers, etc.)
  • Students enrolled in the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Franco Vittadini”

In case of student's withdrawal from the course, no refunds will be made.


Students who have attended at least 80% of the course will be allowed to take the final exam.
Students who have passed the final exam will receive a certificate of attendance reporting the passing grade and the linguistic level achieved (according to the CEFR levels).
The final exam is not compulsory.

ECTS credits for Erasmus+ students and other international exchange students with Pavia University:

50-hour course = 5 ECTS credits

74-hour course = 7 ECTS credits

Credits will be assigned to exchange students who pass the final exam.


The Language Centre reserves the right to activate only the courses that reach the required minimum number of participants (students enrolled in courses that won’t be activated for this reason will be completely refunded).

Please notice that:

  • all foreign students studying at Pavia University are allowed to use the self-study facilities (media library and language lab) available in the”Centro Linguistico Laboratori” (Monday-Friday 9am - 4.30pm)
  • The Centro Linguistico is an authorized centre for the CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera – i.e. Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language). The CILS certificate can be used for academic or professional purposes and is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For further information please contact:


c/o Centro Linguistico Laboratori – cortile Sforzesco, Strada Nuova, 65 – 27100 Pavia
Opening times: from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 3pm
tel./fax +39-0382-984476