Classes at Saint Louis take place predominantly in Italian, but as the number of international students is constantly growing, Saint Louis is rapidly achieving its goal of offering entire Courses held exclusively in English.

Although the knowledge of Italian language is therefore NOT a mandatory prerequisite for accessing the courses of Saint Louis, we strongly advise international students to acquire the basics of the Italian language before starting their studies. In this way the student can progress regularly in his academic path and be able to connect with other students and musicians, especially during collective lessons. We therefore invite students to start studying Italian already before leaving their country of origin. Recommended basic knowledge is equivalent to a standard A2 level.

In seguito all’ammissione al corso accademico, gli studenti internazionali avranno la possibilità di frequentare un corso settimanale di lingua italiana, compreso nelle tariffe ordinarie. Questo corso ha un valore di 2 crediti ECTS all’anno e sarà valutato con un test finale di idoneità (pass/fail). Inoltre, gli studenti internazionali beneficiano di un supporto linguistico speciale grazie a molte iniziative organizzate dall’Ufficio internazionale come: Buddy System, materiale di studio extra in inglese fornito dagli insegnanti, tutoraggio a cura dell’Ufficio internazionale e degli insegnanti di riferimento del Corso prescelto, per assicurare che lo studente possa frequentare con facilità ogni materia.

For students who intend to follow a more intensive study program of the Italian language, either starting from scratch or simply to improve their competence, Saint Louis has established a partnership with a well-known Italian language school based in Rome, near the Saint Louis Offices (but also present in Siena, Florence and Milan) SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI

For further information on the Italian language courses offered by the Leonardo School in agreement with Saint Louis and to benefit from the reduced costs, please contact our international office:

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