Italian for international students

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Italian language course - 2nd semester 2019-20

The course is addressed to foreign students who are enrolled in undergraduate and masters level courses.

Level: elementary

Organisation: 44 hours of face-to-face lessons (2 lessons per week) + online activities on CLA Siena Online (discussion forums, exercises etc.). Students are required to have their UnisiPass credentials.

The course will start on March 10th 2020 and finish on May 28th 2020



Tuesday 4 pm - 6 pm aula 6 Presidio San Francesco. P.zza San Francesco, 7

Thursday 4 pm- 6 pm aula 6 Presidio San Francesco, P.zza San Francesco, 7



3rd March, from 3 pm to 5 pm, at the Language Center of the University of Siena, Piazza San Francesco, 8 (room 4).

A maximum of 40 students can be admitted


Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 1 – Corso di italiano, Libro dello studente e esercizi, con videocorso , ALMA Edizioni, ISBN: 9788861823181


Students who are absent for the first two lessons without a justified reason will no longer be allowed to attend and their place will be assigned to another student.

Italian language tutor

Students who wish to learn Italian can contact a student tutor at the CLA (Centro Linguistico d’Ateneo), who will provide information about the courses, and additional strategies regarding the Italian language learning.

The tutor in charge for the academic year 2019/20 is Enrica Tavoliere who, starting from October 3, will be available on Tuesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 2.30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the CLA, Chiostro Sansoni, Piazza San Francesco, 8, first floor.  To book an appointment, please write to:

Language café for Italian and international students

The Language Centre is organising small conversation clubs in English and in Italian. If you’re interested, please contact the student tutors before March 2  providing your level of English and Italian.

The conversation clubs will take place every Monday and Tuesday afternoon.


Tutors:  Enrica Tavoliere

             Aldair Diaz Gomez