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Italian language course for non-native speakers

The Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma organises an Italian language course for non-native speakers, with the aim of extending their understanding of Italian language and cultural. The course will take place in the main campus, via Cristoforo Colombo 200 – 00147, Rome from 3 October 2019 to 11 January 2020 and from 20 February to 23 May 2020.

The Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma operates as a point of reference in higher academic education in the linguistic, economic, management, and political fields. This is due to state of the art training, focussing on the development of an international environment, on research aimed at enhanced teaching content and methodology, and on a stimulating educational environment, open to intercultural exchange.

UNINT’s Faculty of Interpreting and Translation is internationally acclaimed. It is one of the three Italian members of CIUTI (Conférence Internationale Permanente des Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes), the prestigious international association of top University Faculties for translation and interpreting all over the world, and is also a member of the European Master's in Translation (EMT), which recognises Degree programmes meeting specific standards of excellence. 

The Italian language course for non-native speakers is intended for those wishing to learn something of Italian language and culture or to update their original knowledge of the language. Access to the course is subject to the possession of a secondary school diploma or equivalent certificate.

Classes are organised with the aim of meeting individual needs. For maximum efficiency, participants will be divided into groups according to their Italian L2 language proficiency (no minimum level required). On applying, participants must provide self-certification of language proficiency, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The course takes place over weekends to allow participants involved in professional or study activities throughout the week to attend classes.

The main objective of the course is to help participants develop strong linguistic and communicative skills and acquire the right tools to master Italian for use beyond the classroom. Teaching efficacy is promoted by the interactive and communicative approach of the course. Dependent on the level attained, participants will be able to meet everyday communication needs, describe experiences, understand and produce texts on a range of topics, and handle oral and written varieties and registers. They will also acquire the specialist vocabularies of the different domains, enabling them accurately and with ease to express themselves in both formal and informal everyday situations, at academic and/or professional level.

The 36-hour course lasts twelve weeks, spread over one academic semester. Classes are delivered twice a week– on Thursday and Friday evenings, and on Saturday morning – by highly qualified Italian L2 teachers. The course (6 ECTS per semester) is organised on two levels, both offered in both academic semesters:

Course level Semester Beginning/end dates Time
Beginner-Intermediate 1st  semester 3 October 2019
11 January 2020
Thursday: 18:30 - 20:00
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:00
Intermediate-Advanced 1st  semester 4 October 2019
11 January 2020
Friday: 18:30 - 20:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 12:30
Beginner-Intermediate 2nd  semester 20 February
23 May 2020
Thursday: 18:30 - 20:00
Saturday: 9:30 - 11:00
Intermediate-Advanced 2nd semester 21 February
23 May 2020
Friday: 18:30 - 20:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 12:30*

*The lessons scheduled for Saturday 25 April 2020, will be held instead on Thursday 21 May 2020 (Intermediate-Advanced group) and on Friday 22 May 2020 (Beginner-Intermediate group).

Candidates must take a placement test to determine their language proficiency and, depending on the outcome, will be assigned to one of the levels. Placement tests will take place on 19 September 2019 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m (for courses in the 1st semester) and on 6 February 2020 (for courses in the 2nd semester).

All interested candidates must submit their application for registration within the following time limits:

  • for courses taking place during the 1st semester: 24 September 2019
  • for courses taking place during the 2nd semester: 12 February 2020

The enrolment fee is € 376 (€ 16 revenue stamp included) for courses held for one semester and € 736(€ 16 revenue stamp included for the annual course.

For the purpose of enrolment, candidates must fill in the online procedure at the following link:

Enrol

For the Erasmus students the participation is free of charge.

The course will not take place without the minimum number of participants.

Course level Semester Class hours Beginning/end dates Application deadline Fee
Beginner>Intermediate 1st  semester 36
(3x12 weeks)
Placement test: 19 September 2019
3 October 2019 - 11 January 2020
24 September 2019 € 376
Intermediate>Advanced 1st  semester 36
(3x12 weeks)

Placement test: 19 September 2019
4 October 2019 - 11 January 2020

24 September 2019 € 376
Beginner>Intermediate 2nd semester 36
(3x12 weeks)
Placement test: 6 February 2020
20 February - 23 May 2020
12 February 2020 € 376
Intermediate>Advanced 2nd semester 36
(3x12 weeks)
Placement test: 6 February 2020
21 February - 23 May 2020
12 February 2020 € 376
Beginner>Advanced Annual 72
(3x24 weeks)
Placement test: 19 September 2020
3 October - 11 January and 21 February - 23 May 2020
24 September 2019 € 736