Italian Italian: Our course is aimed at students, who want to learn Italian without prior knowledge (extended course) or with prior knowledge (standard format). Extended course Italian Our course is aimed at students of the University of St.Gallen, who want to learn Italian without prior knowledge. Standard course Italian Entry level: Requirement for attending the Italian course in the Assessment Year is basically a pre-existing knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. For students limited knowledge of the subject, there are corresponding learning groups to enable them to reach the final level. However, to attend these groups more work is required on the part of the participants. The examination at the end of the Assessment Year is the same for all groups.