Lectures at Saint Louis are held both in Italian and in English. Individual instrument/vocal lectures and most collective classes can in fact be held in English, by request. Though Italian language knowledge is not a mandatory requisite to gain access to the academic courses at Saint Louis, it is strongly recommended for the student herself/himself in order to regularly progress in their academic path and to be able to connect with other students and musicians.
So we invite the students to start the study of Italian language way 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 support Italian class, included in the regular fees.
This course will be evaluated with 2 ECTS per year, and will be evaluated with a pass/fail.
Italian Language Self-evaluation Board