Master's degree course in Languages ​​for Innovative Teaching and Interculturality - Tourism

Class: LM-37
Academic year: 2024/2025
Duration: 2 years
Admission: Free admission upon verification of requirements
Modes: Mostly online
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Course Director: Salvatore Patera
Reception hours: Thursday, 14:30pm - 16:30pm

The Tourism major introduces the student to the field of travel  , providing the tools necessary to train individuals who, with strong linguistic skills in one or two foreign languages, can enter the field of marketing specific goods and services. To this end, the student can make use of basic economic-managerial tools (Hospitality and Tourism Management), legal (Tourism Law), social (Sociology of Tourism and Anthropology of Tourism) and cultural (Geography and Tourist Territory Valorisation, Literature and Literature Teaching). Training with a specific focus on tourism, therefore, the course aspires to create the figure of linguistic and cultural expert, director in marketing or planning the tourism market in the area.

Enrollments in the Course for the academic year 2023/2024 are open until 30 April 2024. Admission procedures and details on the study plan are written in the academic regulationsof the course. For further information you can contact the Course Presidency offices at  presidenza.lm37@unint.eu

Study plan

academic year 2024/2025

This page contains information about programs for students planning to begin their academic career in the fall of 2024. The information is updated as of the date of publication, but some changes may be necessary. 

ECTS

Mandatory courses

ECTS

The course aims to train students on literature and literature teaching of an EU language (the first language chosen by the student), deepening literary analysis and teaching strategies, promoting cultural understanding and enhancing teaching linguistic.

12

The course aims to enhance students' linguistic competence, examining nuances, lexical mechanisms and translation strategies of the first language chosen by the student. Furthermore, it promotes critical thinking on language, encouraging linguistic research and the use of online resources.

12

Language and linguistics (second language)
The course aims to enhance students' linguistic competence, examining nuances, lexical mechanisms and translation strategies of the second language chosen by the student. Furthermore, it promotes critical thinking on language, encouraging linguistic research and the use of online resources.

Literature and Literature Teaching (second language)
The course aims to train students on literature and literature teaching of an EU language (the second language chosen by the student), deepening literary analysis and teaching strategies, promoting cultural understanding and enhancing teaching linguistic.

12

The course aims to provide the foundations of teaching modern languages and methods for analyzing teaching texts and manuals, focusing on critical thinking on the relationship between languages, interlanguage analysis and the development of skills to choose suitable teaching approaches and activities.

8

The course offers foundations in textual and pragmatic linguistics, focusing on linguistic-textual and pragmalinguistic analysis, on the reflection of the linguistic context, knowledge of functionalist textuality and the ability to apply discursive strategies in written and oral communication.

8

The course focuses on Italian linguistic and prescriptive rules, the objectives of which include advanced writing, text correction, the application of teaching methods and the critical development of linguistic skills to draft and correct professional and educational texts in Italian.

8

The course offers critical thinking through the analysis of the historical forms of tourism and delves into concepts, theories and communication providing analytical and theoretical tools. Students will acquire knowledge to understand the tourism phenomenon with a holistic approach, integrating history, economics and politics. 

6

The course focuses on a specific branch of law that analyzes the rules and regulations governing the tourism industry, essential for those who work in the tourism sector, with particular attention to the laws in force in the country in which it operates.

8

The course explores the cultural factors of tourism, analyzing interactions between visitors and host communities and aims to develop students' anthropological skills to understand the social, cultural and economic dimensions of the tourism phenomenon, with a focus on the ethnographic approach.

6

The course explores hospitality and tourism administration and organization. This industry encompasses a wide range of businesses, including hotels, restaurants, event planning, transportation, and other services catering to tourists and travelers. 

6

The course aims to help students develop skills to promote the attractiveness of destinations, exploring valorisation strategies, management of cultural and natural resources, promoting the sustainable development of local tourism.

6

Elective ECTS

Student's free-choice courses

12

Other activities

Laboratory for the Enhancement and Promotion of Made in Italy
The laboratory offers complete cultural training on businesses in the food, wine, hospitality and fashion sectors, exploring the link with Italian art and culture and deepens communication to enhance these products in connection with cultural and environmental excellences of the country.

Digital Advertising Laboratory
The laboratory develops key skills in the field of digital advertising, analyzing online campaigns exploring specific strategies and tools. The objective is to train professionals capable of designing and managing effective advertising strategies in the contemporary digital context.

Business language laboratory (English)
The course focuses on speaking fluent English, expanding corporate vocabulary and improving listening skills, with the focus being on applying knowledge to confident communication in general and specific business situations.

Business language laboratory (Chinese) 
The laboratory aims to provide practical and cultural skills to operate successfully in the Chinese business context. The objectives include understanding commercial factors, negotiation practices and adaptation to the Chinese cultural context.

Business language laboratory (Russian)
The course aims to provide linguistic and socio-cultural understanding tools for communicating in the Russian economic world and in international relations. The objectives include understanding commercial dynamics, negotiation practices and adaptation to the Russian cultural context.

Business language laboratory (French)
The course focuses on developing linguistic and cultural skills to excel in the French business environment. Furthermore, it is intended to provide students with linguistic proficiency and an understanding of commercial factors and business practices.

Business language laboratory (Spanish)
the course focuses on developing linguistic and cultural skills to excel in the Spanish-speaking business environment. Furthermore, it is intended to provide students with linguistic proficiency and an understanding of Spanish business factors and business practices.

4

Final examination

12

Study plan compilation guide

At the beginning of the academic year, the university organizes topic days dedicated to guidance on filling in study plans. During the meeting, which teachers, the Guidance Office, and Student Services participate in, several pieces of information will be provided: technical indications relating to the compilation of the plan, general information regarding the Academic offer, and guidance on obtaining credits.

Educational Goals

The master's degree course aims to train highly qualified professionals in the fields of foreign languages ​​and cultures, capable of working from multiple perspectives and with different functions with Italian and foreign languages. In this sense, the course involves the study of two foreign languages ​​and their related literatures, the acquisition of linguistic and textual-philological analysis skills and language teaching skills. Furthermore, an Italian linguistics course is offered. This aims to contribute to the consolidation of metalinguistic skills and the use of Italian; alternatively, students can choose an Italian Literature course.   

Similar activities include disciplinary areas that allow you to expand your knowledge related to cultural contexts and the use of languages ​​according to the chosen path (history, geography, cinematographic languages, etc.). In addition, students may acquire specific pedagogical skills or the analysis of intercultural communication in view of possible future developments in each student's career. Finally, among the chosen activities, the student has the possibility of consolidating areas already covered in the characterizing courses to pursue specific objectives. In addition to metalinguistic and glottodidactic consideration, the structure of the course has been conceived in such a way as to allow people who wish to move towards language teaching to acquire a substantial number of ECTs also in the pedagogical sector. An in-depth course in publishing and journalism will open up perspectives in the media sector to students. An ad hoc path is also planned for tourism which will give the opportunity to work in the many fields of activities and services related to travelling. Read more

Study and internship experiences abroad

The Course, with a strong international focus, offers the possibility to spend a Stay Abroad for study or internship purposes thanks to the network of over 100 international agreements signed with European and non-European universities. The University also has over 700 active agreements to carry out internships at public and private sector institutions in Italy and abroad.

Post-course and career opportunities

Graduates of the course will be able to find employment in contexts related to language teaching (private schools, language training centers, cultural institutes), topublishing and  journalism (drafting texts in Italian and foreign languages), to translation,  linguistic and cultural mediation and documentary research, as well as the marketing of goods and services related to the job market  .

Graduates will also be able to start the process of employment in teaching as per current legislation.

Steering committee

Academic members:

  • Maria Serena Felici, TDa UNINT Researcher and Committee Representative
  • Salvatore Patera, President of the Master degree in Languages for Interculturality and Innovative Teaching (LM-37) UNINT
  • Alessandro De Nisco, Director of UNINT's Department of International Humanities and Social Sciences
    International UNINT

Technical-administrative members:

  • Daniela Cecchini, Placement and internship office

Social partner members:

  • Guendalina Carbonelli, Antenna of the Directorate General for Translation, European Commission – Representation in Italy
  • Rossana Cecchi, Hoepli editorial consultant
  • Maria Grazia Coletta, European Commission, Directorate General for Interpreting, Italian Interpreting Unit
  • Marzia dal Fabbro, Managing Director Sound Art 23
  • Barbara D'Annunzio, ADA Project Manager, PLIDA Teacher Training – Dante Alighieri Society
  • Tiziana Rocca, Organizer and expert in cinema and fashion events
  • Domenico Schiattone, Director of Central Functions - Ministry of Justice
  • Gabriella Sorrentino, Vice President Ant. Bellettieri & Co. Shipping Agency
  • Serena Angioli, Agenzia Italiana per la Gioventù
  • Simona Rotondi, Social Enterprise “Con i Bambini”
  • Antonino Di Liberto, Director General of the Ministry of Education
  • Christine Stringher, INVALSI representative

Alumni member:

  • Michela Ciampricotti

Admission requirements and assessment of starting skills

Access to the Course is subject to the possession of a three-year degree or three-year university diploma, or another qualification obtained abroad, recognized as suitable, in fields related to foreign languages ​​and cultures: degrees in foreign languages ​​and literatures of the old system, degrees from classes 3 and 11 pursuant to Ministerial Decree 509/99, degrees from classes L-11 and L-12 pursuant to Ministerial Decree 270/2004.

To access the course, the student must have achieved a level of linguistic proficiency in at least one language of study not lower than C1 as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​in comprehension skills and not lower than B2 in written production skills and oral (for the Arabic, Chinese and Russian languages ​​a slightly lower level will be required, respectively B2 for written and oral comprehension and B1 for written and oral production). The level of linguistic competence can be certified through international certification or even by the university from which the three-year diploma was obtained, based on the exams taken. Lacking certification, students will have to take an interview to assess the adequacy of their linguistic preparation.

There is a strengthening course reserved for students who wish to strengthen their oral skills in English.

For the academic year 2024/2025 the initial preparation test will take place online on the following dates:

  • 22 April
  • 14 May
  • 13 June
  • 8 July
  • 12 September
  • 10 October
  • 30 October

 

The Italian language interviews for foreigners will take place at 12:00 on the following days: 

  • July 9 2024
  • September 10 2024
  • October 10 2024

 

To enroll in the degree course and register for the interview it is necessary to verify that you meet the requirements using the following link.

Language levels

The language levels of the Course can be consulted through the following link.

To consult the academic calendar, class schedules, courses and programs, tutoring and student assistance, exams and graduations, you can consult the Info dropdown menu and click on Enrolled students.

As part of the activities related to quality assurance, UNINT, since 2021, is certified in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001:2015. The first certificate was released on February 8 2021, confirmed for 2022 and 2023. On January 31 2024, the new certification of conformity with the requirements ISO 9001:2015 for "Teaching, training, research and third mission activities" was obtained for the year 2024. This certified the correct definition and execution of the processes implemented within the University.

Language certifications

During the academic year 2024/2025, the University Language Center (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) offers newly enrolled students (enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any of the majors offered in the University's Academic offer) the possibility to obtain a language certification based on their skill level.

Every student, during their study career, will be able to take an international certification exam, without any additional costs, choosing among the certifications affiliated with the University: CAMBRIDGE, TOEFL iBT, DELE, CAPLE, TORFL, DELFDALF.

Simultaneous enrolment in two degree programmes

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