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

Class: LM-37
Academic year: 2024/2025
Duration: 2 years
Admission: Free admission upon verification of requirements
Modes: Mostly online
META viewer:  supplied to freshmen to access virtual and augmented reality laboratories and train for professions
Course Director: Salvatore Patera
Reception hours: Thursday, 14:30pm - 16:30pm

The Master's degree course in Languages ​​for Innovative Teaching and Interculturality (LM-37) aims to train professionals in the field of foreign languages ​​and literatures, professionals capable of expressing their skills in multiple directions: teaching either foreign languages ​​or Italian as a second language, translation and linguistic consultancy in the editorial and journalistic field, linguistic development in the tourism sector.
At the end of the course, graduates will have skills related to the application of methods, techniques and tools aimed at language teaching, at the publishing and journalism sector and at the tourism sector. The course is also focused on analysis, critical reading and writing of texts, as well as research activities in the field of languages, cultures and related teaching.

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

Curricula and subjects

The educational path of the Course, to facilitate student-workers, personalizing their studying approach, is delivered mainly online. The courses will be shared on the platform and the student will be able to work them out according to their time and space availabilities. The participation of teachers as well as the presence of tutors will facilitate the dynamics of distance learning.

The structure of the course allows students to define the study plan according to their own inclinations and ranging between different languages. Currently, cultural languages ​​officially recognized in the EU are taught (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German), but also other languages of strong appeal in the contemporary world (Arab, Chinese and Russian). In the course the tools to teaching Italian as a second language are also offered.

The students more strictly interessed in the didactic field can select multiple combinations thanks to the possibility of choosing between different majors:

There are also two specific majors dedicated to:

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

Laboratory activities

The professionalizing profile of the Course is completed by the presence of laboratories such as the Modern Technologies for Innovative Teaching Laboratory, the Editorial Legislation Laboratory, the Valorisation and Promotion of Made in Italy Laboratory, the Digital Advertising Laboratory and the Language for Business Laboratory.

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.

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.

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 centres, cultural institutes), publishing (writing texts in Italian and foreign languages), 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 through the following link.

Language levels

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

To consult the academic calendar, lesson timetables, courses and programs, tutoring and student assistance, exams and graduations, you can consult the Enrolled students section from the Info dropdown menu. 

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.

Simultaneous enrolment in two degree programmes

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