As we are partnered with the Neumann University, students who take our 4 weeks standard course (80 hours) are eligible to receive Neumann University transfer credits (3 credits). Courses offered: Italian 101, 102, 201 and 202. The credits will normally be transferable to most American colleges and universities. Please find the procedures to follow:
- Please contact the registrar office of your University or College and ask whether they can grant credits for our courses directly. – If it is not possible, you can enrol in our courses through our partner Neumann University.
After the agreement (January 2000) between Università per Stranieri di Siena and Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi, the Università per Stranieri di Siena recognizes: – the crediting of any credits (CFU) obtained after having passed at Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi the courses final exams according to the quality criteria of the Siena University centre; – the recognition of modules completed at Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi.
Find listed below the credits issued for each kind of course: 1 standard course (80 hours in 4 weeks): 15 credits 2 intensive courses (120 hours in weeks): 30 credits 1 combined-course (100 hours in 4 weeks): 20 credits 1 intensive course (60 hours in 2 weeks): 15 credits
Credits are assigned after passing our final exam. In order to pass it, some extra hours of self-study are required.
The courses at the Accademia Lingua Italiana Assisi, from 12/12/2002 have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education (n° 42256/C19). Our courses operate within the levels A1 to C2, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference. We issue a certificate of attendance and a proficiency certificate between A1 and C2. Our course levels are:
BEGINNERS: A1 ELEMENTARY I / ELEMENTARY II: A2 INTERMEDIATE I: B1 INTERMEDIATE II / INTERMEDIATE III: B2 ADVANCED I /ADVANCED II: C1 ADVANCED III / ADVANCED IV: C2
At the start of each course we ascertain the correct course level for each student. The final attainment level depends on the type (standard, intensive, combined, individual) and duration of the course. The structure of the course allows students to be aware of their progress, both through our regular internal assessments and finally through the CILS exams should they choose to take this exam.