Welcome to our Study Abroad Program
in Tuscany, Italy. Studying in Tuscany is a wonderful experience
that not only gives you the opportunity to earn credits, but also
to learn a new language, as well as about Italian history and culture,
thus helping you to improve
your personal skills and your job prospects in and outside Italy.
Pasolini Language School is situated by the Mediterranean
in Tuscany, nearby important cities like Pisa, with its leaning
tower, Florence and Rome. Tuscany was the starting point of the
Etruscans (founders of Rome). In mediaeval times, it was the birthplace
of the Italian Renaissance. Its artistic heritage includes architecture,
painting and sculpture, collected in dozens of museums worldwide.
Nearly every city in Tuscany can look back on a vast cultural heritage.
Tuscany is the best place to learn the Italian
Italian has always had a distinctive dialect for each city, which
makes it difficult to choose the right place for learning Italian,
but the Tuscan dialect is the closest existing to modern standard
Italian, because standard Italian is derived from this dialect.
How to receive credits
University students who want to learn Italian in
Italy can attend a language program abroad. Our short-term Italian
language programs and full-immersion programs can be reviewed
for college and academic credits. Our school is an official exam
center of the Perugia University for foreigners which is accredited
through the Italian ministry / department of foreign affairs and
the Italian ministry / department of education.
The number of credits you can receive for our Italian
language courses depends on the rules set by your university.
Each university has its own method for the approval of Italian
courses, please contact your department for languages and follow
the university guidelines.
Choose the courses you would like to receive university
credits for before you enrol at our Italian language school, e.g.:
Common European framework of reference for languages
Lower intermediate level
Upper intermediate level
Lower advanced level
Upper advanced level
Our course levels refer to the official Common
European Framework (CEF) for languages. These levels are commonly
used throughout Europe and they match the levels of the Inter-Agency
Language Roundtable and the American Council on the Teaching of
Foreign Languages (ACTFL) approximately as shown in the table
Pier Paolo Pasolini Language Courses
| Italian - A1
|| Novice high
| Italian - A2
|| Intermediate mid.
|Italian - B1
|Italian - B2
|Italian - C1
||Advanced high - Superior low
| Italian - C2
||Superior - Distinguished
These mappings are only an approximation,
as there is no officially
recognized mapping scheme at the moment. System, levels,
syllabi and mappings used may therefore vary, depending on your university,
All standard Italian language courses at our language
school take 22.5 hours (60 minutes each) weekly and a successful
completion takes 1 or 2 weeks, depending on your progress and
prior knowledge (B2, C1 and C2 may last longer). It is also possible
to improve your progress by taking additional private lessons
in the afternoon.
Our information office will be glad to send your
language department or responsible professor the syllabus for
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate
with your grade. The grade on your certificate is given on an
A-F system where A is best and F is worst. Receiving
a D generally means you successfully accomplished more than 50 percent, which
means you passed, but this may vary depending on the requirements set
by your university. The grades are based on attendance, participation,
written assignments and, optionally, a final exam (depending on