UNISTRASI - Università per Stranieri di Siena - Ateneo Internazionale
FAST Centre - Training and Refresher Courses with IT Support


The FAST Centre conducts research and offers services for the realization, organization and management of Italian language courses with the support of new technologies as well as training and refresher courses for teachers of Italian as a second language.
The main activities of the FAST Centre are: planning and developing online Italian language courses; designing and implementing courses for teacher training; online learning path design consulting; developing educational materials for the promotion of distance language teaching and learning.
These services can also be customised to suit the needs of public or private institutions outside the university system.

  • CLIO - Online Italian Language Courses
    The FAST Centre offers completely online Italian language courses for levels A2, B1, B2 and C1. (Levels A1 and C2 will be available in the near future.) Each course consists of 70 hours of study, lasting10 weeks, and includes a placement test and a final certificate.
  • Annual Courses of Higher Education
    Postgraduate Professional Courses (20 credits) Online Course Design and Tutoring for Online Language Learning are one-year postgraduate courses intended for teachers of Italian as a second language in Italy and abroad. The courses develop competences in the planning of online language learning paths and tutoring.
  • MASTER ELIIAS Level II - E-learning for Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language (60 credits) is a post-graduate course which aims to train teachers of Italian as a second language, with particular competences in e-learning. The objective is to produce professionals who specialize in the planning of online language courses, in the development of multimedia educational materials and management of different forms of online interaction.

Why choose to attend a CLIO course?

  • to learn Italian wherever you want, whenever you want
  • for the care with which our teachers and researchers create our distance language courses
  • to have a team of tutors - trained according to the most recent teaching methodologies – to help you during your course

For more information on the Fast Centre, on activities and courses, and on how to sign up: http://centrofast.unistrasi.it
or contact us: fast@unistrasi.it