Italian for exchange students


The School offers Italian language courses that are specifically designed for international exchange students spending a study period at Ca' Foscari University. 


Eligible students

  • Erasmus + exchange students
  • Overseas and other interuniversity exchange students
  • Double and Joint degree students will be admitted according to the provisions of each project

I semester 2021/2022

During the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year, Exchange students at Ca' Foscari will be able to take Italian language courses at the following levels:

  • SIE028 Italian Language: Beginner
  • SIE028 Italian Language: Elementary
  • SIE029 Italian Language: Pre-intermediate

Each course is made up of 30 hours of a general language module which covers sociolinguistic and historical aspects of the Italian language, as well as 50 hours of language skills and grammar (speaking, listening, reading, writing), for a total of 80 hours per course. Each course attributes 6 ECTS.

How to enrol

Enrolment is now closed.

  • If you have never studied Italian before you will be placed automatically in the A1 class.
  • If you have some previous knowledge of Italian, you need to take the online placement test by August 15th.
  • Students who are currently attending an intensive summer Italian course at the School for International Education are not required to take the placement test, but can send us the certificate by August 15th.

Placement Test

To take the placement test please visit the SIE Moodle Platform online and log in with your Ca' Foscari Enrolment number ("matricola") and password, and enter in the access code (sent by email and present in the registration form).

NB: The test is progressive, that is it tells you your compatibility with the level of Italian language you are testing for. If you get over 70% in A2, for example, you will then proceed to test for your compatibility with a B1 class, but if you do not get over 60% at the B1 level, you should actually be placed in an A2 class. 

For more information see the Guide below.

Covid-19 Provisions

For as long as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, we expect to offer our courses on campus, with the possibility of following the course partially or entirely online where necessary

Students can attend face-to-face classes by booking their seat online. Online classes (if any) will be scheduled on Zoom, and each course will have a Moodle page detailing all course information, contacts, and online/offline classes and activities.

All on-campus lessons and activities are organised in safety and in accordance with the latest governmental regulations and restrictions concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schedule and classrooms

The courses will run from September 27th until mid-December, with exams taking place following the end of the course. Italian language classes will be held over 8 weeks, whereas Language Practice will take place 5 hours a week for 10 weeks (classes falling on public holidays will be moved to the following week).

The courses will be held online through live streaming classes and a distance learning platform.
Zoom will be used for online classes and Moodle as the learning platform.

Technical requirements

Online courses are accessible by means of an up-to-date PC, notebook or tablet, a good, fast internet connection, preferably with unlimited Gigabytes, and attached microphone and webcam. All applicants enrolling in our courses must already have this equipment.

Classroom access

Students attending lessons in person are required to book their seat through the application MyUniVE. Further information will be sent by email.

Course schedule

Other opportunities to study Italian language at the SIE

Exchange students interested in learning Italian during the first semester can register for standard Italian language classes and benefit of a reduced fee per module (50 or 70 hours).

Last update: 23/11/2021