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Cattolica International

Italian Language Course

 
UCSC International welcomes hundreds of International Students to its Milan campus within the scope of international mobility projects, and to promote internationalization. UCSC International organizes an Italian Language Course, designed for students who want to learn, study and explore the Italian language. The language course is not compulsory but highly recommended.

Costs, deadlines and credit award rules are different depending on the category of international student you belong to:

Exchange/Direct Enrolment (UCSC Partnerships):
you are an exchange student if your home institution is a Cattolica partner, either within Europe (List of EU Partner Institutions) or outside (List of NON-EU Partner Institutions) or an ISEP member institution (ISEP Network).
 
Study abroad: 
if your home institution is not an existing Università Cattolica, you enrolled directly to Cattolica as a Study Abroad student.
 
Degree Seeking: 
Students who enroll in a degree program: corso di Laurea, corso di Laurea Magistrale or Master Universitario (Specializing Master), and receive a Diploma issued by Università Cattolica upon graduation. 

  
Course Fall 2019 dates Spring 2020 dates Schedule
Pre-session intensive course 
(45 units - 6 ECTS) 
Held at the beginning of each semester   
2 - 13 September 10 - 21 February From Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1 pm. There will be also 2 lessons in the afternoon. Please note that the final exam will take place on the last day of the course.
Semester course 
(45 units - 6 ECTS)
Runs throughout the semester and in conjunction with other academic coursework 
Starting on September, 23 Starting on March 2 Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30 to 7 pm, depending on your level. Please note that the final exam will take place on the last day of the course.


 

Course information and description

Course Information
Course Description

 

Options available

Students may opt for one of the following three options:

Option Cost Registration
Pre-session intensive + Semester course
90 units - 12 ECTS
€ 600 You will receive the link to the registration via email
Pre-session intensive course only
45 units - 6 ECTS
 € 400
Semester course only
45 units - 6 ECTS
€ 400

Once you fill in the registration form and click on Register, you will be directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay by using a PayPal account or a credit card. If PayPal does not serve your country, please contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.

After the Payment has been successfully received, you will receive an email with a link and the instructions to access the online placement test. If you do not receive any email in 24 hours, check your spam box or contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it. This test is designed to help the Italian Course coordinator determine your level and place you in the most suitable course. It is absolutely necessary you take the placement test even if you have never studied Italian.

Università Cattolica guarantees a refund only if the course is cancelled due to lack of participants.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the online placement test, you must attend an oral interview during the Orientation Events (location and time will be communicated to enrolled students by email) with the Italian language professors in order to assess your level.

Oral interview dates:

Fall semester 2019 pre-session intensive course August 27, 2019
semester course September 10, 2019
Spring 2020 pre-session intensive course February 4, 2020
semester course February 18, 2020

  
Course Fall 2019 dates Spring 2020 dates Schedule
Pre-session intensive course 
(45 units - 6 ECTS) 
Held at the beginning of each semester   
2 - 13 September 10 - 21 February From Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1 pm. There will be also 2 lessons in the afternoon.
Please note that the final exam will take place on the last day of the course.
Semester course 
(45 units - 6 ECTS)
Runs throughout the semester and in conjunction with other academic coursework 
Starting on September 23 Starting on March 2 Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 5.30 to 7 pm.
Please note that the final exam will take place on the last day of the course.


 

Course information and description

Course Information
Course Description

 

As a visitor/study abroad student the course is part of your benefits. You will, however, be asked yo formally opt out for one or both courses and to complete an online placement test in order to assess which level is the most appropriate for you.

If you decide to register to one course only (Pre session intensive OR Semester) you will be asked to complete your registration with a course fee of 30 Euros.

If you decide to register to both courses (Pre session intensive AND Semester) you will be asked to complete your registration with a course fee of 50 Euros.

Should the student decide not to take the course anymore the cost fee will not be refunded for any reason.

Option Cost Registration
Pre-session intensive + Semester course
90 units - 12 ECTS
€ 50 You will receive the link to the registration via email
Pre-session intensive course only
45 units - 6 ECTS
 € 30
Semester course only
45 units - 6 ECTS
€ 30

Once you fill in the application form and click on Register, you will be directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay by using a PayPal account or a credit card. If PayPal does not serve your country, please contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.

After the Payment has been successfully received, you will receive an email with a link and the instructions to access the online placement test. If you do not receive any email in 24 hours, check your spam box or contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.
The online test is designed to help the Italian Course coordinator determine your level and place you in the most suitable class. It is absolutely necessary you take the placement test even if you have never studied Italian.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the online placement test, you must attend an oral interview during the Orientation Events (location and time will be communicated to enrolled students by email) with the Italian language professors in order to assess your level. 

Oral interview dates:

Fall semester 2019 pre-session intensive course August 27, 2019
semester course September 10, 2019
Spring 2020 pre-session intensive course February 4, 2020
semester course February 18, 2020

UCSC International organizes a Pre-session intensive course (45 units), held at the beginning of each semester:
  • Fall 2018 dates: 3- 14 September
  • Spring 2019 dates: 4 - 15 September
  • Schedule: From Monday to Friday, from 9.30 am to 1 pm. There will be also 2 lessons in the afternoon.

Read the course description.
 

Registration

The cost of the course is € 400.

You can register to the Italian language course through the link you will receive via email in the month of December. Once you fill in the application form and click on Register, you will be directed to the PayPal website, where you can pay by using a PayPal account or a credit card. If PayPal does not serve your country, please contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it.

After the Payment has been successfully received, you will receive an email with a link and the instructions to access the online placement test. If you do not receive any email in 24 hours, check your spam box or contact laura.ferrari@unicatt.it. This test is designed to help the Italian Course coordinator determine your level and place you in the most suitable course. It is absolutely necessary you take the placement test even if you have never studied Italian.

Università Cattolica guarantees a refund only if the course is cancelled due to lack of participants.

IMPORTANT: In addition to the online placement test, you must attend an oral interview on August 28, 2018 during the first Orientation Event with the Italian language professors in order to assess your level. If you registered for the semester course ONLY the oral interview will take place on September 11, 2018.

No credits are awarded at the end of the courses, however, a certificate is issued after the final exam upon request.