The Association

aboutA.S.I.L.S. (Associazione delle Scuole di Italiano come Lingua Seconda) The Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language, with member schools well-represented in the various regions of Italy, is designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students.

ASILS Quality Guarantees:

  • A.S.I.L.S. member schools are required to adhere to strict didactic and professional requirements.
  • Each school has a permanent study center where Italian language courses are held.
  • The prospectus published by the schools contains a detailed description of the courses and the various services offered.
  • All instructors, chosen for their professional and personal skills, hold university degrees and have experience teaching Italian to foreigners.

ASILS before, during and after the course:

chisiamo01Before departure:

  • Students receive detailed information about the courses and the necessary prerequisites for enrollment.
  • All course prices, number of lessons and services included are clearly indicated.
  • Students requiring help in locating accommodations are given a selection of addresses to choose from according to their needs.
  • Prior to departure, students are provided with their assigned address and a description of the accommodation.

chisiamo02During the course:

  • Students take a placement exam to determine their language level.
  • Students are placed into classes with a set maximum number. This maximum number of students is determined by each institution.
  • The school’s director is available to assist students regarding the academic program and can help resolve didactic problems that may arise.
  • Progress in the student’s language proficiency is carefully monitored throughout the duration of the program.
  • The school organizes recreational, social and cultural events. Students are welcome to participate in these events during their leisure time.
  • The school provides information about their city and region in Italy. Information is available to encourage students to participate in local activities.

chisiamo03After the course is completed:

  • Students receive a certificate of attendance and/or description of the course attended.
  • After completing the assigned level, students can choose to take an exam toverify progress and receive a certificate of proficiency according to the level.