The University of Siena signed an agreement with the University for Foreigners of Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena) to hold Italian language courses for International Exchange studetns with an insufficient knowledge of Italian.
There are two kind of courses:
- Intensive language courses before the semester starts
In September for 1st semester students
In February for 2nd semester students
- Extensive language courses during the semester
In October and November for 1st semester students
In March and April for 2nd semester students
We recommend studens to attend the Intensive Italian language course held before the semester starts (September / February) in ordet to avoid possible overlap with classes at the departments of the University
Student interested in taking one of these courses (which are not compulsory) must completed online the language form before the following deadlines:
- 31 July 2017 for the September course
- 31 August 2017 for the October/November course
- 31 December 2017 for the February course
- 31 January 2018 for the March/April course
The language form can be filled out only after having submitting the online application form for incoming students After the deadline of the course you have chosen, the Welcome Office of the University of Siena will send you an email to confirm if you are accepted and with information on how to pay the administrative fee of 75.00 Euro
Courses have a duration of 80 hours of lessons. The levels of linguistic competence are planned in correspondence to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). The entry level of students is determined by a placement test, given the first day of the course.