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Program & Admission Information - Pisa, Italy  



Courses are organized into four levels rainging from beginners to advanced:
  •   Basic level- This course is appropriate for beginners. It supplies the student with a basic capacity of expression and comprehension of Italian. The teacher introduces the basic grammar rules and a use of the day-to-day language
  •   Medium level - This course intends to develop the basic grammar knowledge and amplify the students vocabulary along with a good oral and written expression capacity. Dictation, summaries, and grammar exercises are based on more and more complex linguistic structures.
  •   Advanced level - This level improves the knowledge of written and oral Italian, introducing synonyms and idioms, studying complex grammar forms as well as syntax, exercises, literature and summaries. The conversation not only follows the student's interests, but is guided by the teacher and directed on topics of the Italian life.
  •   Graduate level - This level enables the student to express themselves naturally and fluently while using the most appropriate terms. The specific aim of this course is the improvement of grammar and syntax knowledge, enrichment of the vocabulary and a special perfection in form and expression style.

The student is assigned to the appropriate level after passing a written and oral test on the first day. Classes are not held on national and bank holidays.

Group Course
20 classes per week. Group courses in Italian language and culture are held 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Each class has 6-12 students.

Tutorial One-on-One Course
20 classes per week. Individual courses are available for students who want an intense study program. The course can be "made-to-measure" according to the needs of the student. Vocabulary/subject requirements should be stated on the NRCSA Registration Form. Classes are 4 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Italian & Painting
This Italian & Painting program enables you to combine an Italian course with painting lessons, giving you the chance to create your own piece of art. This unique program offers exciting hands-on art classes, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

This course consists of 4 meeting of about 3 hours each. The teacher is an expert in "Tempera Grassa" and fresco techniques. Students of this course will have an opportunity to discover the techniques of the Italian Renaissance painters. 

Each student will be able to keep the paintings done in class as a souvenir of this experience.
 This course must be taken in conjunction with a language course. This course is available in the afternoons.

For more information about this program, contact us!


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Italian is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For general information on academic credit, please click here.


Certificates & Exams

After attending at least a 4 week course, students can take an examination (written and oral test) in order to obtain the "Certificato di Conoscenza della Lingua Italiana." The examination fee is payable locally.

Preparation courses for admission exams to Italian universities are also possible to arrange and are at additional cost.

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