Italian Language and Culture Summer, Lecce Courses

This extremely immersive 4-week, 6-credit summer course focuses on Italian language and culture, from beginners to advanced. There are three sessions to choose from and you may take multiple sessions.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.

Choosing Your Courses

Successful completion of an Italian proficiency test and/or the approval of language faculty is necessary for entry to all upper level Italian language courses.

Italian Language instruction follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR).

When completing your course registration form, please choose one level/course per session. The use of pluses (+) will be utilized where a student has progressed within a given level, but has not sufficiently completed all requirements to advance to the next level – please choose only from the bold listings:

Common European Framework Level Arcadia Course Code
A0 (base) LECC ITLN 100S Beginning Italian
A1 LECC ITLN 101S Elementary Italian I
A1+ LECC ITLN 102S Elementary Italian II
A2 LECC ITLN 103S Elementary Italian III
A2+ LECC ITLN 104S Elementary Italian IV
B1 LECC ITLN 201S Intermediate Italian I
B1+ LECC ITLN 202S Intermediate Italian II
B2 LECC ITLN 203S Intermediate Italian III
B2+ LECC ITLN 204S Intermediate Italian IV
C1 LECC ITLN 301S Advanced Italian I
C1+ LECC ITLN 302S Advanced Italian II
C2 LECC ITLN 303S Advanced Italian III
C2+ LECC ITLN 304S Advanced Italian IV

Enrollment Process

Official course registration will take place upon arrival. The online course form you submit to Arcadia prior to acceptance is not set in stone.

Miscellaneous and Fees

Fee includes one session of study; additional sessions are available at an additional fee. 


Grade Scale for Italy (AACRAO EDGE)

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE). 

Score Description U.S. Equivalent
98 – 100% Excellent  A+
91 – 97% Very Good A
76 – 90% Good B
60 – 75% Average C
0 – 59% Failing F
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