The University for Foreigners of Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious national institution engaged in the teaching, research and promotion of the Italian language. This University has distinguished itself from the beginning as a symbol of open-mindedness and tolerance and as a meeting point for people of different cultures, and it’s always been a real ‘laboratory’ of intercultural education. Every year thousands of students come to Perugia from over 100 countries to study Italian Language and Culture. The courses take place all year and are structured along the lines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
The University’s Assessment and Language Certification Centre (CVCL) issues language certificates, which attest the students level of knowledge of Italian as a Second Language. These certificates are the only Italian language certificates admitted by the ALTE - The Association of Language Testers in Europe - and can be issued in Italy or in other foreign certified offices all over the world. Moreover, the Centre issues Teaching Methodology Certificates, which attests the teacher’s educational competence required for those who wish to become professional teachers in Italy and abroad.
The University offers professional development courses for Teachers of Italian Language to foreigners. Each year scholarships are awarded to attend these courses.
Upon request, the University organizes special courses, for groups of students, focused on various aspects of Italian culture as Italian Art, Cuisine and Opera. The student will have the opportunity to interact directly with the Italian context, while improving their language skills. In addition to lectures in the classroom, these courses provide cultural activities, laboratories and guided tours, designed to deepen the knowledge of the Umbrian territory and Italian treasures.
The University for Foreigners of Perugia also offers undergraduate and post-graduate degree courses for Italian and foreign students. The Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses offered by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences covers two main reference areas:
- Teaching and Promotion of the Italian language
- Advertising Communications and International Relations
All international students that have carried out courses in this university are invited to keep in touch, exchange information, share experiences, plan together cultural and recreational activities in the Alumni Community.
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Università per Stranieri di Perugia