The school organizes every year Italian language courses in which may take part foreigners who are interested in a certificate and qualified knowledge of Italian language. The courses are accessible for Erasmus students in a facilitated way and with the incoming mobility in our Athenaeum, as required in Article 6 of the Regulation which provides: “Students of courses are admitted to participate with a contribution established in the admission ban, until the end of openings. Situation of non-payment are possible for foreign students registered in Università di Catania (University of Catania), for Erasmus students or in international mobility, for Marco Polo’s program students, for students or graduate students coming from Universities in association or in agreements, for foreigner teachers in international trading regime”.

The course includes an entry test for our students and it ends with a final exam. A participation certificate, which certifies students attendance rates, will be issued. The entry test made it possible to divide students into classes on the basis of their competence and knowledge of Italian language.

The School of Italian Language and Culture  is pleased to offer you different learning opportunities.

The course consists of 100 hours (80 hours of lectures in Italian + 20 hours of laboratory activities by the use of audio-visual tools in Italian with the collaboration of trainees). In 100 hours the students will be prepared to attend their Italian language examination called CILS. The course has a duration of four/six months. The classes are divided in semesters, some courses may last for a year.

The price for a Course of 100 hours is € 250. (IN A SINGLE INSTALMENT) no repayment is expected for no reason, even if documented. The italian course is free for Erasmus Students studying at the University of Catania and gives you maximum 9 CFU.

In cooperation with ADI and IMO (International Mobility Office), the School organizes Italian Crash Courses (10 hours to get in touch with Catania and the essential communicative functions of Italian) free of any charge for all Erasmus Students.

In our school it’s possible to join an advisory linguistic service for those who require it. A linguistic desk for different students’ necessities, it is useful to help them also in organizing their study or in acquiring the specific language they need at university

There is also the possibility to attend, upon request, “one to one” courses (for one, two, up to a maximum of 3 students). To get more informations you may send an email to:

The registration for our courses shall be submitted filling out and then sending the correct form, module (you can find it to the left of this page), which will be forward automatically to In the registration module, the student will indicate the appropriate level and effective knowledge of Italian language. By the use of our entry test, we will verify the appropriate level for each student.

Get in touch with us at:

Monastero dei Benedettini, Piazza Dante 32, room 11.


Office hours:

                      Tuesday 10 to 12 am

                       Thursday 10 am to 12 am