A good knowledge of Italian can be very useful for your stay in Italy and to be able to actively participate in the context of study, work and social life.

There are different ways and services in the area to help non-Italian-speaking individuals improve their level of Italian.

Online tools

Io parlo italiano is a project promoted by the Department for Social Affairs, of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Rai Educational and the territorial centers for permanent adult education: Io parlo italiano - course (only in Italian)

The ItaliAmo app is a free course of Italian language and culture of level A1 for iOS and Android devices, created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Cooperation. Through the App, you can interactively learn the basics of the Italian language and at the same time discover the artistic and cultural richness of our country as well as the excellence of Made in Italy: Portale Lingua Italiana (Italian Language Portal)

Other useful tools:

Courses organized by universities

It is possible to attend an Italian course for international students offered by universities, belonging to the various territories of the Region:

Courses organized by adult education centers or associations

In Emilia-Romagna there are free Italian language courses, or with the request for a minimum fee, for learning the language at various levels organized by:

  • Cpia - Provincial Centers for Adult Education
  • Intercultural centers
  • Unions, category or voluntary associations
  • Municipalities

For more information:

Courses organized by private schools

There are numerous private schools that organize Italian language and culture courses and level certification exams, upon payment of a monthly or annual fee:


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