Language Study and Placement

The Department of Italian Studies offers language instruction at all levels, from beginning through advanced. Beginning courses emphasize oral proficiency and communication in real-life situations, as well as reading and writing skills. Materials are closely related to contemporary Italian culture and society. Advanced courses emphasize all aspects of language ability, from conversation to literary analysis.

If you are just beginning to study Italian, then Italian W1 or 1 is the place for you.

If you had some previous coursework in Italian at another college, are a heritage speaker, or have learned Italian through travel or independent study, you should take our placement test, which is offered during the first week of each semester.

The written part of the placement is scheduled for Monday, August 20, 9:00-12:00pm, in Dwinelle 6331, the Italian Studies seminar room.  For a more accurate placement, and depending from the results of the written test, some students will be required to take a brief oral placement on Tuesday, Aug 21st-time to be agreed with the language coordinator after Monday’s test.

IMPORTANT – You must pre-register for the placement test at this link by August 17th, 2018.

Register here:

If you have additional or specific questions about your Italian language placement, you can contact Dr. Giuliana Perco, the coordinator of the language program.