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The Language Centre (CLA) of the University of Macerata offers international students Italian language courses at different levels in the first and second semester.

Classes are offered exclusively to: foreign students enrolled at the University of Macerata (including Postgraduate students); incoming students under EU programmes (Erasmus + etc.); incoming foreign students under ministerial programmes and international cooperation agreements (Marco Polo, etc.);

Courses usually run from September to December and from January to May; they are graded in level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and have a final exam.

Teacher Francesco Nati

Timetable courses

Gaining access to Italian as a foreign language courses (L2/LS) for international students - Students having to take the placement test: (no qualification certifying level of proficiency in Italian dated after 1st January 2015 and issued by by one of the internationally recognized certifying bodies below Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Università Roma 3, Società Dante Alighieri):

1.   you need to register on the platform

2.  with the information provided during the registration (email + password) you have to carry out the placement test via the link, at the end of which you are redirected to the courses’ page which, based on the result obtained, allows you to enroll at the corresponding level’s course.

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Tutorial test Moodle

Please note: To be admitted to the final qualification test you need to have attended at least 75% of total class time, that is No. 38 hours out of the 50-hour intensive course classes (absolute beginners) and No. 30 hours out of the 40-hour above-A1 course classes.

Passing the Lingua Italiana L2/LS test at A2 or B1 level is worth 1 ECTS credit. Passing the Lingua Italiana L2/LS test at B2, C1 or C2 level is worth 3 ECTS credits.


A language-learning software program is provided to all Italian-language students in a multimedia classroom, at the Polo Pantaleoni (Via della Pescheria Vecchia, 2). The multimedia room is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., and it is closed on Saturday. For further details, please contact Silvia Fortuna at,tel. 0733 258 3999


Certificate of Italian Language knowledge (in partnership with the University for Foreigners of Perugia) Please use the menu (Certification) for more details.
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