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Italian for Foreigners

Every year the University of Bergamo offers courses of Italian language and culture to Erasmus and Exchange students in each semester. The courses will be held on the premises of the University of Bergamo, in the ancient Upper Town of Bergamo (Cittą alta), in two periods (1st and 2nd semester - details in Italian available).

An intensive Italian Language Course (details in Italian), specifically designed for beginners, is offered before the start of each semester. Upon request and depending on the number of participants, the following courses will also be running in both semesters:

  • a 3 ects credit course on Italian Business Language (two hours per week), specifically designed for post-intermediate Business Students, but open to all Exchange Students
  • a 3 ects credit course on Writing Skills, specifically designed for post-intermediate and advanced students
  • a 3 ects credit course on Italian Culture, specifically designed for post-intermediate and advanced students.

All students are obliged to take a placement test at the start of the course (usually on the first day) in order to determine their proficiency. Classes will then be formed according to level (beginners, elementary, preintermediate, post-intermediate, advanced). At the end of each course students will each receive a certificate of attendance. Upon request, they may sit a final exam and obtain a mark on their certificate.
Those attending at least two-thirds of the classes and taking the final exam will be assigned 5 ects credits per semester for the language course.
Students may enroll in one language course per semester + the Business Language Course or the Writing Skills Course, or the Italian Culture Course, free of charge, in addition to the Intensive Language Course. Each additional course will be charged.

The enrolment form available to all ERASMUS and Exchange students can be downloaded from: www.unibg.it/incoming

For further information, please contact:

C.I.S. Office - Centro di Italiano per Stranieri
Universitą degli studi di Bergamo
piazza Rosate 2 - 24129 Bergamo - Italia
fax +39 035 2052771
e-mail infocis@unibg.it
web www.unibg.it/cis