ELLCI - Ente Lombardo Lingua & Cultura Italiana

Italian language courses, small groups, individual tuition, intensive, for specific purpose like business and university admission. Examination centre for CELI and CIC diploma. Located in via Paganini, 18 Milan- MM2 subways Loreto

Established in 1988, ELLCI, Ente Lombardo Lingua et Cultura Italiana, is endorsed by the Italian Department of Education and the Italian Cultural Institutes for learning Italian language and culture in Italy. ELLCI is an examination center of the University for Foreigners of Perugia for CELI (certificate of knowledge of Italian language) and CIC (certificate of business Italian) certificates. Our premises are spacious and comfortable and are located in a central area of Milan, just a few steps away from Corso Buenos Aires one of the main shopping areas of the city, and can be easily reached by public transport.

Our courses:

Learn with native speaker instructors with a focus on active speaking:


Evening and Weekends formula

Intensive and Individual

Specialist and Corporate

Study Holiday

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1. 25 years of experience in teaching Italian to foreigners

2. Small classes (max 12 students) with qualified Italian mother tongue teachers 

3. Located in a central area of Milan, just a few steps away from Corso Buenos Aires, one of the main shopping areas of the city

4. ELLCI is a center for CELI (Certificate of Knowledge of Italian Language) and CIC (Certificate of Knowledge of Business Italian) exams of the University for Foreigners of Perugia

5. Courses for 6 linguistic levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference

6. Student Visa and Residence Permit: our school provides all necessary documentation and support during the application process

7. Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, vending machines, and a self-study lab

8. All of our courses and study holidays are available all year long

9. Free excursions in Milan and its surrounding with qualified tourist guides: practise Italian in a friendly, social atmosphere and completely immerse yourself in the Italian language and culture

10. We welcome people from different backgrounds, giving all students the opportunity to meet and study with people from all over the world!

Centro Studi F. D. – ELLCI 

Via Niccolò Paganini, 18 

20131 Milano Italy

MM1 MM2 Loreto

Bus 55   56   90   91   93  Stradivari