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Language and Culture

Every year half a million students attend Italian language courses outside Italy, in every country around the world.

Why do they do it?

Italian is a language of culture. Knowledge of Italian means access to a literary legacy of fundamental importance for the history of Europe, access to an invaluable body of works in the science and humanities, access to Italian theatre, music, opera, cinema and television production.

Italian is a language of study. Scores of foreign students decide every year to enroll in Italian universities and academies, or visit Italian libraries and archives.

Italian is a language of work. Managers, investors, technicians, and other workers regularly get in touch with the Italian world of industry, technology, and services that spread from our country’s boundaries.

By speaking Italian, their acquaintance of Italy and its hospitable people, between cities of art and marvels of nature, becomes a true pleasure.