The Clici

The CLICI – Center for Italian Language and Culture of the University of Rome Tor Vergata - promotes the diffusion of Italian language and culture through cultural and educational initiatives (conferences, congresses, courses, etc.) and offers Courses in Italian language and culture both to Tor Vergata students and to foreigners from all over the world.

The CLICI is based at Scuola IaD - Distance Education School - and is directed by L. Rino Caputo, professor of Italian Literature, former Dean of the School of Humanities.

CLICI organizes extensive and intensive Italian language courses throughout the academic year and also provides courses for international projects. The Centre is also responsible for the training of teachers in synergy with the postgraduate specialization course "Insegnare Lingua e Cultura Italiana a Stranieri – LCS” (Teaching Italian Language and Culture for Foreigners), organized by Scuola IaD.

The objective of CLICI is to meet the demand in the field of Italian language and culture at all levels and for different types of learners. Given the growing demand for courses in Italian language and culture to foreign students, but also, especially on the part of schools, for vocational training courses for the teaching of Italian as a second and foreign language, CLICI’s courses aim to respond to the educational needs that society and the world of work already manifest. Finally, it is possible to design special courses at the request of public or private institutions or companies, to meet specific learning needs.

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Courses for Foreigners

Courses for Italians (or Foreigners with Italian language proficiency equivalent to C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

  • Postgraduate specialization course in “Insegnare lingua e Cultura Italiana a Stranieri –LCS” (Teaching Italian language and Culture to Foreigners) (Scuola IaD –Distance Education School)
  • Courses in Teaching Italian as a Second and Foreign Language
  • Courses for the Enhancement of Italian Language Proficiency in professional communication (on demand)
  • Italian Language Courses for Foreign Employees of Companies, Institutions and Embassies (on demand)
  • LICI: Course of Italian Language and Culture