Culture and Language

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Italy

If you are planning to come to Italy, you should be aware that speaking the national language can make your daily life less difficult and help you to complete more rapidly the administrative formalities.



The Italian Cultural Institutes (Istituti Italiani di Cultura) aim at promoting the Italian language and culture all over the world. They regularly organise Italian language courses specifically designed for foreigners. If interested in getting a language certificate, we recommend to make sure the language school chosen is recognised as an institute of formal training and is qualified to issue certificates.  In addition to these the Dante Alighieri society supports the promotion of the Italian language and culture with its over 400 committees abroad.

Click here to find the Italian Cultural Institute near you.

It is recommended to ask your host organisation whether it organises Italian language courses for international guests. Learning Italian is also possible by attending classes promoted by local associations, language schools, etc.

More information can be provided by  your host organisation or the nearest EURAXESS Centre.


In the web there are free online tools such as: