Italian Language Courses

Courses for academic year 2016-2017

Free Italian language courses are available to ICTP scientists, staff, long-term visitors, and their family members. The courses are tailored for students with little or no knowledge of the Italian language.

These courses are also open to visitors and persons associated with the organizations that are part of the Collaboration Protocol between the Comune, Province of Trieste and the scientific institutions, subject to availability. The non-ICTP participants are required to pay a fee.

The courses are conducted at ICTP in the Leonardo Building, (normally in the Luigi Stasi Seminar Room) by a professional teacher with broad experience. Participants in courses A and B will have to pay for the grammar book used in the classes, available from the teacher at a cost of 17 euros.

Four types of courses are organized:

  • A: 50 hours over 3 months, for absolute beginners. After a completed course, a person should have an understanding of basic Italian.
  • B: 100 hours over the academic year, is for participants with medium /advanced level command of Italian.
  • C1: 30 hours conversation class, basic level, for the purpose of practicing and improvement. Some skills, like course A, normally required.
  • C2: 30 hours conversation class, medium to advanced level.

Participants having attended 75% of the classes in course A, or 60% in course B, may receive an attendance certificate with details about the education and training received.

Timetable for the academic year 2016/2017 (starting 12 September):

  • A1, A2, A3: class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 10:00
  • B: class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:00
  • C1: class meets Mondays from 12:00 to 13:00
  • C2: class meets Mondays from 13:00 to 14:00

Starting dates:

  • A1: 12 September 2016
  • A2: 9 January 2017
  • A3: 20 March 2017
  • B: 13 September 2016
  • C1 and C2: 12 September 2016
  •  E-mail contact: (Ariane de Marchi)