Standard Italian online courses

2nd Session January-March 2023

Exchange students
Please note that these courses are not the same courses as those offered exclusively for exchange students. Exchange students at Ca' Foscari can enrol in courses reserved especially for them at the following web page.

In the academic year 2022/23, the Italian language courses and modules of the 2nd session will be available online.

The courses and modules cover all levels - from A1 to C2 -  according to the European Reference Framework (CEFR). They are held by highly qualified native speakers of Italian and offer students the opportunity to acquire all the skills needed to master Italian according to the selected course level.

Online courses will feature:

  • live streaming classes and labs (synchronous mode) by means of Zoom platform
  • remote activities (asynchronous mode), supervised by the language teacher on the Moodle platform
  • self-learning activities to reinforce and stimulate the use of lesson content by means of interactive exercises

Applications for the second session of standard Italian courses are open from December 7th until December 22nd 2022

Course and module features

Our courses will last 50 hours (A1 and A2 levels) or 70 hours (B1, B2, C1 and C2 levels). They aim at improving a full communicative competency and all language skills relevant to the level.

Our modules will last 20 hours. They focus on a specific language skill or feature. They can be attended by a one-level or multilevel students according to the module subject and approach.

Levels will only be activated if a minimum number of enrollments is reached. Each student can apply for a course and a module at the same time.

Courses level A1 and A2 will last a total of 50 hours each distributed in 9 weeks.

  • 9 weeks
  • 50 hours of language classes
  • Classes include live streaming (synchronous mode) sessions held by language experts, labs for speaking skills and labs for writing skills on Moodle platform with the supervision of the language experts (asynchronous mode)
  • extra online self-learning activities
  • final test for evaluation of skills 
  • no credits
  • fees according to category

Courses level B1, B2, C1 and C2 will last a total of 70 hours each, distributed in 10.5 weeks.

  • 10 and a half weeks
  • 70 hours of language classes
  • Classes include live streaming (synchronous mode) sessions held by language experts, labs for speaking skills and labs for writing skills on Moodle platform with the supervision of the language experts (asynchronous mode)
  • extra online self-learning activities
  • final test for competency evaluation only
  • no credits
  • fees according to category

The Laboratorio di Fonetica A1-A2 (Italian Phonetics) will last a total of 20 hours, distributed in 7 weeks. It aims at helping A1- A2 students  in learning Italian language sounds, pronunciation and voice intonation (exclamations, statements, orders and questions). The main rules of pronunciation will be introduced through practical exercises of recognition and reproduction of the sounds of the Italian language.
The module is designed both for learners with languages similar to Italian and for those who speak very distant languages since it will develop elements of contrasting analysis between the various languages

  • 7 weeks
  • 20 hours 
  • Classes include live streaming (synchronous) sessions held by language experts and have the target of improving Italian language sounds, pronunciation and voice intonation(A1 and A2)
  • no credits
  • fees according to category

ATTENTION! A1 and A2 students are allowed to enrol in both the relevant level course and the module at the same time.

 

 

The module will last 20 hours distributed in 5 weeks and it is designed for B2 to C1 students.
It aims at improving the students' ability to express themselves correctly in written form using an adequate register, presenting their opinions in a variety of textual types suitable for the levels.
The writing activities will be inspired by different situations presented with authentic audio or video tracks related to current topics, general culture and/or scientific dissemination (possibly within the scope of interest of students)

  • 5 weeks
  • 20 hours distributed in live streaming (synchronous) sessions, twice a week, held by language experts with the purpose to improve the written skills in Italian at an advanced/mastery level.
  • No credits
  • fees according to category

ATTENTION! B2 and C1 level students can enrol both in the course and in the module.

The Scrivere in Italiano C2 (writing skills C2) module will last a total of 20 hours, distributed in 10 weeks.
The module is intended for learners at mastery level (C2 and C2+) who wish to deepen and improve their writing skills. Lessons will introduce to a careful analysis of textual genres and will lead the participants to design and produce short narrative texts, interviews, newspaper article and essays. 

  • 10 weeks
  • 20 hours of guided written composition analysis and techinques
  • Classes include live streaming (synchronous) sessions held by language experts and have the target of improving written language skills in Italian on an mastery level (C2 and C2+)
  • no credits
  • fees according to category

ATTENTION! C2 students are allowed to enrol in both the course and the module at the same time.

In the academic year 2022/2023 our Italian language courses will be available in three-month sessions in order to offer learning continuity and give students the chance to complete up to 3 levels, one after the other, per year.

The structure of the courses is as follows: 

  • First session: available ONLINE: September- December 2022
  • Second session: available ONLINE: January- March 2023
  • Third session: to be defined: April-June 2023

Technical requirements 

The online courses are accessible by means of an up-to-date PC, notebook or tablet, a good, fast internet connection, preferably with unlimited Gigabytes, and attached microphone and webcam.
All applicants enrolling in our courses must already have this equipment.

Customized courses

Upon request, the School can organise Italian language programmes for partner Universities which aim at creating a real experience of life in Venice. The programmes can be combined with courses on Venetian and Italian culture, and can include numerous activities such as guided visits of the city and its museums, excursions in the lagoon and its surroundings, cultural events organised by Ca’ Foscari (theatre, music, cinema, writers conferences....), and cultural workshops, among many others.

Contact us at  cfsie@unive.it to find out how!

Course schedule

Dates: January 24th - March 23rd  2023
Day and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST 

  • Lab group A: Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:00 - 18:30 CEST 
  • Lab group BTuesdays and Thursdays 18:30 - 19:00 CEST 

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: Orlandino E., Naddeo C.M., Dieci A1, Alma Edizioni, textbook and e-book EAN: 9788861826762 

Dates: January 24th - March 23rd 2023 
Day and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 16:00 - 18:00 CEST 

  • Lab group ATuesdays and Thursdays 18:00 - 18:30 CEST
  • Lab group BTuesdays and Thursdays 18:30 - 19:00 CEST

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: Orlandino E., Naddeo C.M., Dieci A2, Alma Edizioni, textbook and e-book EAN:  9788861826823 

Dates: January 16th - March 27th 2023
Day and time: Mondays and Wednesdays 16:00 - 18:30 CEST 

  • Lab group AMondays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST 
  • Lab group BWednesdays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST 

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: R. Bozzone Costa, C. Ghezzi, M. Piantoni, Nuovo Contatto volume B1, Loescher, ISBN:9788858308653 or e-book version:ISBN 9788857719399

Students will participate in the classes and will be divided into two groups for the Lab classes. Only one Lab can be attended.

Dates: January 18th - March 29th 2023
Day and time: Wednesdays and Fridays 16:00 - 18:30 CEST

  • Lab group AWednesdays, 18:30 - 19:30 CEST
  • Lab group BFridays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST 

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Final exam: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: R. Bozzone Costa, C. Ghezzi, M. Piantoni, Nuovo Contatto volume B2, Loescher, ISBN:9788858308660 or e-book version: ISBN 9788857719405

Students will participate in the classes and will be divided into two groups for the Lab classes. Only one Lab can be attended.

Dates: January 18th - March 29th 2022
Day and timeWednesdays and Fridays16:00 - 18:30 CEST 

  • Lab group AWednesdays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST 
  • Lab group BFridays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST 

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Final exam: to be defined 
Office hours: to be defined 
Textbook: G. Massei, R. Bellagamba, Nuovo Espresso 5, Alma Edizioni, EAN: 9788861827479 or e-book version: EAN 9788861825147 

Students will participate in the classes and will be divided into two groups for the Lab classes. Only one Lab can be attended.

Dates: January 18th - March 29th 2022 
Day and time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 16:00 - 18:30 CEST 

  • Lab group ATuesdays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST
  • Lab group BThursdays 18:30 - 19:30 CEST 

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined 
Final exam: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined 
Textbook M. Guida, C. Pegoraro, Nuovo Espresso 6, Alma Edizioni, EAN: 9788861826106 or e-book version: EAN 9788861825079  

Students will participate in the classes and will be divided into two groups for the Lab classes. Only one Lab can be attended.

Dates: January 16th - February 27th 2023
Day and Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:30 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: educational material provided by the instructor

Dates: January 17th - February 16th 2023
Day and Time:Tuesdays and Thursdays 16:30 - 18:30 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: educational material provided by the instructor

Dates: January 16th - March 20th 2023
Day and TimeMondays 17:00 - 19:00 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: educational material provided by the instructor

Applications and fees

If you wish to sign up for one of our Italian courses please fill out this form and read carefully the requested information. It is very important to indicate your correct residency address, including street name and number, zip code and country of residency.

If you are a first time SIE user, please upload your ID (identity document) and a passport-sized picture of yours.

You are also requested to indicate your status (student, PhD student, professor, etc) so we can determine the right fee. It is also necessary to upload a document certifying that what you have declared is true.

If you think your level is over A1, please upload an internationally recognized certificate providing evidence of the Italian skills you have acquired so far. The certificate must be one of these: CILS, PLIDA, CELI or ROMA TRE, otherwise you will have to take a placement test with instructions that will be forwarded at a second stage.

Applications for the second session of standard Italian courses are open from December 7th until December 22nd 2022.

Fee structure - 2022/2023 Academic Year

  • A1 (50 hours): full rate € 400 / partially reduced rate* € 200 / reduced rate** € 130
  • A2 (50 hours): full rate € 400 / partially reduced rate* € 200 / reduced rate** € 130
  • B1 (70 hours): full rate € 560 / partially reduced rate* € 280 / reduced rate** € 180
  • B2 (70 hours): full rate € 560 / partially reduced rate* € 280 / reduced rate** € 180
  • C1 (70 hours): full rate € 560 / partially reduced rate* € 280 / reduced rate** € 180
  • C2 (70 hours): full rate € 560 / partially reduced rate* € 280 / reduced rate** € 180
  • C2 (20 hours): full rate €160 / partially reduced rate* € 80   /  reduced rate** € 40

Full rate:

  • external applicants and all users not falling into the below mentioned categories (including Ca' Foscari students graduated more than 6 months before)

*Partially reduced rate:

  • Other partner Italian or international university students (e.g. IUAV, Accademia, visiting students, etc)
  • Teachers, researchers, visiting staff from other partner universities
  • Returning CFSIE or CLA students (for who has previously taken classes at the CFSIE or the CLA)
  • Ca' Foscari students graduated no more than 6 months before
  • High school students from the age of 16

**Fully reduced rate:

  • All students enrolled at Ca’ Foscari who are up to date with their University fees
  • Ca’ Foscari scholarship and research fellows, professors, administrative personnel, CEL at Ca' Foscari (Registration fees for these users will be covered by Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
  • Students from foreign institutions enrolled in exchange programmes with Ca’ Foscari (Erasmus, Overseas, Double/Joint Degree, Erasmus Mundus)

People from Ukraine are allowed to attend for free under specific circumstances. For more information please contact us at  cfsie@unive.it

How to pay

You will be required to confirm your place for Italian language courses by sending through receipt of (full) payment to  cfsie@unive.it with “Enrolment Italian [LEVEL] - confirmation” in the email’s subject line.
Please Note: You will be required to finalize your payment only after receiving our confirmation email.

Payment must be made within January 12th 2023 by clicking on a link that will be sent to you via email.

Refunds

Refunds are granted only in case the course has not been provided or in the event of objective and documented impossibility for the applicants to participate. In this case the paperwork must be sent within the first week from the beginning of classes..

Certificates

The School for International Education (SIE) issues certificates in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. In order to receive a certificate for a language course students must attend the entire course, and take the final test or sit an interview with one of the language instructors.

  • Attendance certificate: for students who attend a minimum of 70% of all language classes (49 hours in 70 hour courses; 35 hours in 50 hour courses), but who do not take, or pass the final exam
  • Attendance certificate with final grade: for students who attend a minimum of 70% of all language classes (49 hours in 70 hour courses; 35 hours in 50 hour courses), and who take and pass the final exam.

In collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Siena, the School for International Education is an officially recognised examiner for the CILS exam ("Certificazione di italiano come lingua straniera). Students who wish to certifiy their level of Italian as a second language can take the CILS exam at the SIE in several session throughout the year. Upcoming dates will be available shortly.

The SIE also organises preparatory courses for the CILS exam for levels B1, B2 and C1.

For further information see the webpage.

For further information contact  cfsie@unive.it.

Last update: 02/12/2022