Italian course
Italian course
Italian is the third language in Switzerland and 350,000 inhabitants of the Canton of Ticino use it as the main language.
SUPSI, the only professional University of Italian language and culture recognised by the Swiss Confederation, it is particularly important to study the Italian language upon arrival in Ticino.

Intensive Italian Course

SUPSI offers the possibility to follow a 2-week intensive Italian course that is generally held a couple of weeks before the beginning of each semester.

If you pass the final exam, a certificate of attendance will be provided. No ECTS will be recognised. All exams on the official courses are classified on scale 1 to 10, for language courses the evaluation is however expressed by a binary system (Pass or Fail).

SUPSI offers this two-week intensive Italian course for SEMP students, free of charge only if the student attends at least 75% of the classes. Otherwise the student will be charged the cost of the classes of CHF400.

If you are interested in, please contact the International Office

Absolute beginner Course, Level A1

The course is intended for students without prior knowledge of the Italian language.

Beginners Course 1, Level A1-A2

The course is intended for students with little knowledge of the Italian language.

Elementary Course 2, Level A2 (entirely in Italian language)
The course is intended for students who already have experience in Italian.

Intermediate course, Level B1 (entirely in Italian)
The course is intended for students who have a good experience in Italian.

Italian semester course

The Competence centre for languages and studies on plurilinguism proposes several Italian courses for non-Italian students and staff.

For more information, see the Italian courses page.