Almost all the teaching offer at the School of Architecture is carried out in italian language, except for the ICAD degree programme (entirely taught in english) and some of the thematic seminars. Although we don't require an official certiticate of proficiency in italian language, before beginning your studies as an exchange student at our School we highly reccommend to reach at least a B1 level according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".
Italian language courses - At your arrival in Florence you can attend a free italian language course at the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo - CLA by registering in their website (more information under the section Italian L2 or writing to
infoitalianocla.unifi.it ). Please note that all language courses offered by CLA start from the A2 level upwards, considering the basic A1 level as already in possess by the student.
Please note that the Italian Language Course is not an academic exam and does not provide ECTS credits or mark, so it cannot be added to your Learning Agreement and it won't be certified in your official transcript of records.
Courses in english - In order to attend successfully courses held in english we highly reccommend students to have at least a B2 level of competence.