Versione in Italiano
Second semester courses a.y. 2022/23
N.B. All the enrolment steps (1-registration to the platform 2-self-assessment test 3-class and timetable choice) are mandatory!
Students who do not complete the three steps will not be able to attend any lessons.
|Open to:||From October 2022||From 13 March 2023|
|Erasmus+ mobility students|
|Erasmus+ action KA171 and Erasmus Mundus participants|
|Bilateral agreement students|
|All international students enrolled at the University of Padova|
|International students of Medicine and Surgery and other medicine courses students, PhDs, interns|
|Visiting professors, interns and PhD students|
|European Voluntary Service (SVE) volunteers at the University of Padova|
|Scuola Galileiana students|
There is a limited number of places. Only political refugees, students of “Medicine and Surgery”, “Scuola Galileiana”, “Languages, Literature and Cultural Mediation” and students that have to pass Italian A2 TAL for their study plan, may take more than one Italian language course.
All the other students can take only one Italian language course at the Language Center: in case they register for a further one, they will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if there are available places left in the classes.
Courses are structured as follows: 4 hours of lessons per week (2 meetings of 2 hours each per week), for a total of 40 hours in class, plus 10 hours of obligatory autonomous learning.
You should provide your own copy of the textbook by yourself.
Second semester courses start on the 13th-14th March 2023 and will be held Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 18:30 pm.
For most classes the lessons are held in-person in the classroom, but there are a few classes entirely held online.
To enrol in the biannual Italian courses, you must complete all three steps by the deadlines set!
1st STEP: REGISTRATION TO THE PLATFORM – FROM 13th (FROM 2:00 PM) TO 26th FEBRUARY 2023
You can enrol in our intensive Italian courses from this section by clicking on the link that will be published at the beginning of the period above.
There is a limited number of places, so you are advised to register as soon as the registration period opens.
Once all places available are filled up, a waiting list will be opened.
If you have a formal relationship with the University of Padova but do NOT have SSO credentials (e.g. European Voluntary Service, Visiting Professors, PhD exchange students) you must first register in Uniweb through the following link: Uniweb registration, to obtain temporary credentials.
You will be able to enrol for the Italian courses the day after you register on Uniweb.
2nd STEP: SELF-ASSESSMENT TEST – FROM 13th (FROM 2:00 PM) TO 26th FEBRUARY 2023
To proceed with the enrolment you must take the self-assessment test during the registration period. You can find the link for the self-assessment test within the registration platform.
The number of courses provided for each level, will depend on the number of students who sign up and on the results of their self-assessment test!
You can find more information about the test in the next section.
3rd STEP: COURSE SCHEDULE CHOICE – FROM 6th TO 8th MARCH 2023
To complete your course enrolment, you need to choose the class schedule by clicking on the link that will be published in this section during the period above.
You must choose a timetable: students who do not select their class schedule will not be able to attend any lessons!
Self-assessment test and course contents
The right course level for you is determined by the result of the self-assessment test you have to take during the enrolment period. You can find the link to the self-assessment test in the enrolment form.
The self-assessmenttest is divided into six levels (from A1 to C2). You choose which level you want to start with to test your knowledge of Italian.
- If you are an absolute beginner, you must take the A1 test.
- If you are not an absolute beginner but you do not know which level to start with, you can consult the self-assessment grid (Self-assessment grids_CEFR) and the course topics divided by level in the files below.
- You can always try and take the higher level test after you’ve successfully finished one level, so if you are not sure, start lower and work your way up through the levels.
- Some days after finishing the test, your resulting level will be uploaded on the registration platform!
Teachers can make changes to levels for teaching reasons, if necessary.
Below you can find the topics that will be covered in each course level:
At the end of the course, you will take a proficiency test (pass mark 60/100).
You have to attend a minimum of 70% of the 40 hours with the teacher (28 hours) and all the 10 hours of mandatory autonomous learning or activities assigned by the teacher in order to be entitled to do the final test.
Only Erasmus Plus and Bilateral Agreement students who pass the final test will receive 3 ECTS credits recognised by the University of Padova only at the end of the first course. If you attend a second course you will not receive any additional credits.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.
If you do not show up for the course, without advising, within the second lesson, you will no longer be able to attend a course.
If you decide not to continue the course you are attending, please write an e-mail to the Students’ Office using the form below and inform the course teacher within the first two weeks of the course.
Students enrolled at the University of Padova can use the self-learning multimedia materials freely available at the Mediateca of the Language Centre and on the CLA Moodle platform.
For further information, please contact the CLA Students’ Office using the contact form below.
Our offices in Via Venezia, 16 (Padova) are open to the public Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.