Learn Italian at the TUM Language Center

Benvenuti a Italiano!
Italian is one of the most studied and loved languages in the world. Why? Not just because of its expressive power and musicality. Since ancient times, the Italian language and culture have had an immense influence on the intellectual development of Europe and continue to do so today. Learning Italian means diving into the philosophy of life that this language radiates.

Courses during the semester

We offer Italian courses from level A1.1 to C1 following the CEFR.

Program overview in TUMonline

(Course registration not possible in the overview.)

Courses during the semester break

  • The program of the intensive courses in the lecture-free period is now available in TUMonline.
  • Registration starts on July 15, 2021.
  • Examinations are taken in the form of course-related academic work.

Course Registration and Participation

Placement Test is required to register for levels above A1.2.

Students can register via TUMonline

Staff interested in taking a course should come to the first lesson.

The TUM Language Center reserves the right, in case of low number of present participants to cancel the courses.

Language Certificates and Language Tests

You can take a test to receive a language certificate to include in various applications (DAAD, scholarships, internships, etc.).

Italiano Online

In this Moodle course you will find interactive language exercises. There are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and expand upon your coursework for levels A1 to B2.

Online Program vhb:
„ItaliaNet“ and „PronunciAMO“
+ courses for special purposes

The Virtual University of Bavaria (vhb) offers the online language courses „ItaliaNet“ (level A1-B2), „PronunciAMO“ (italian phonetics) and additionally the special language courses „Il linguaggio dell’economia“ and „L'italiano della storia dell'arte, dell'archeologia e dell'architettura“.
The courses can be a useful supplement to the Italian courses at TUM.
Please note that the TUM Language Center currently cannot guarantee that ECTS will be awarded for these courses. 
All courses at vhb are free of charge for TUM students and registration is done with the TUM-ID. 
More detailed information about the courses can be found in the course descriptions.

Tandem Learning

TUMtandem brings TUM students together for structured intercultural conversation.

Read more about TUMtandem here.
Feel free to contact us via tandem@tum.de if you should have any questions.

Dr. Debora Mainardi

Head of Italian Program

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 17:30 to 18:30

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 209, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29337



Photo Credits: Photos 1-3 are released under Creative Commons CC0 and freely available in the public domain at www.pixabay.com. Foto 4 Mainardi: Eckert, Astrid und Heddergott, Andreas / TUM