Lectures at Saint Louis are held primarily in Italian, with various classes available also in English. Individual instrument/vocal lectures and can in fact be held in English upon requested. Though Italian language knowledge is not a mandatory requisite to gain access to the academic courses at Saint Louis, it is strongly recommended so that the student herself/himself can regularly progress in his/her academic path and be able to connect with other students and musicians, especially during collective classes.
Therefor we invite the students to start studying Italian language before leaving their country of origin. The advised basic knowledge is equivalent to a standard A2 level. Such knowledge can be demonstrated by means of a certificate issued by an authorized Institution (to be submitted upon the arrival in Italy) or, in alternative, by sitting Saint Louis’ Italian language admission test, that will be held during the same days of the other admission tests.
After being admitted to the academic course, the International students will have the chance of attending a weekly Italian class, included in the regular fees.
This course will be evaluated with 2 ECTS per year, and will be graded with a pass/fail.
Also, International students benefit from special linguistic support thanks to many initiatives organized by the International Office such as: buddy program, extra study material in English provided by teachers, frequent meetings with International Office and teachers to make sure the student is attending with ease every course.
Since the number of International students is growing, it is Saint Louis’ goal to provide entire Degrees in English. During the academic year 2017/2018 pre-academic courses in English will be launched.