Standard Italian courses

3rd Session April-June 2022

In the academic year 2021/22, the Italian language courses of the 3rd session will ONLY be available online

The way the following sessions will be organized will be established at a later stage.

The courses 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 conversation 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 third session of standard Italian courses are open from March 21st until April 4th 2022

Course features

In the academic year 2021/2022 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
  • Second session: available ONLINE: January- March
  • Third session: available ONLINE: April-June

Levels A1 and A2
Courses level A1 and A2 will last a total of 50 hours each distributed in 9 weeks, from mid-April to the end of June 2022.

Levels B1, B2, C1 e C2
Courses level B1, B2, C1 and C2 will last a total of 70 hours each, distributed in 10.5 weeks from mid-April to the end of June 2022.

Levels A1 and A2:

  • 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

For the schedule of your course see below.

Levels B1, B2, C1 and C2:

  • 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

For the schedule of your course see below.

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.

Levels will only be activated if a minimum number of enrollments is reached.

Exchange students

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

Dates: April, 20th - June, 26th 2022
Day and time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST 

  • Lab group A: Mondays - Wednesdays 18:00 - 18:30 CEST 
  • Lab group BMondays - Wednesdays 18:30 - 19:00 CEST 

Classroom: online course
Instructor: Silvia Scolaro
Final test: Monday June 20th
Office hours: Wednesdays 19:00-20:00 CEST
Textbook: B. Bettinelli, P. Della Putta, M. Visigalli Buona Idea A1, Pearson, ISBN:9788891909718

Dates: April, 19th - June, 21st 2022 
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: to be defined
Instructor: Luigi Carmelitano/ Michela Gardelli
Final test: Thursday June 16th (Carmelitano)/ Monday June 20th (Gardelli)
Office hours: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00 CEST (Carmelitano)/ to be defined (Gardelli)
Textbook: B. Bettinelli, P. Della Putta, M. Visigalli Buona Idea A2, Pearson, ISBN:9788891915122

Dates: April, 19th - June, 30th 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: Edoardo Salamini
Final test: June 28th
Office hours: Mondays, 12:00-13:00 CEST 
Textbook: R.Bozzone Costa, C.Ghezzi, M.Piantoni - Nuovo Contatto Volume B1- Loescher EAN: 9788858325803  ISBN: 885832580

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

Dates: April, 20th - June, 29th 2022
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: Ivana Azzalini
Final exam: Monday June 27th
Office hours: Wednesdays, 15:00-16:00 CEST  
Textbook: R.Bozzone Costa, C.Ghezzi, M.Piantoni - Nuovo Contatto Volume B2- Loescher EAN: 9788858308660  ISBN: 8858308662X   

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

Dates: April, 19th - June, 30th 2022
Day and timeTuesdays 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: Paola Begotti
Final exam: Tuesday June 28th
Office hours: to be defined 
Textbook: G.Massei, R.Bellagamba -Nuovo Espresso 5- Alma Edizioni libro + CD audio, EAN: 9788861825062 or ebook  EAN: 978886182514

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

Dates: April, 21st - July, 7th 2022 
Day and time: Mondays and Thursdays 16:00 - 18:30 CEST 

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

Classroom: online classes
Instructor: Anna Toscano
Final exam: Monday June 30th
Office hours: to be defined 
Textbook M. Guida, C.Pegoraro -Nuovo Espresso 6- Alma Edizioni, libro + CD audio, p. 216 EAN: 9788861826106 or ebook EAN: 9788861825079  

Italian language courses for partner Universities

Upon request, the School can organise Italian language programmes for partner Universities which aim to create a true 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!

How to enrol

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 third session of standard Italian courses are open from March 21st until April 4th 2022.

Fee structure - 2021/2022 Academic Year

Type of course Fully reduced Partially reduced (A) Partially reduced (B) Full fee
50 hours €100 €200 €300 €400
70 hours €140 €280 €420 €560

Fully reduced rate 75%

  • All students enrolled at Ca’ Foscari who are up to date with their University fees
  • Students from foreign institutions enrolled in exchange programmes with Ca’ Foscari (Erasmus, Overseas, Double/Joint Degree, Erasmus Mundus)

Partially reduced (A) 50%

  • Other university students (e.g. IUAV, Accademia, IED, visiting students, etc)
  • 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)
  • Family member of a researcher, professor, administrative personnel, CEL, PhD, research fellow at Ca' Foscari

Partially reduced (B) 25%

  • Teachers, researchers, visiting staff from other universities
  • Returning CFSIE or CLA students (for who has previously taken classes at the CFSIE or the CLA)

NB: the full rate applies for all applicants who do not fall under one of the above categories.

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 April 11th 2022 by clicking on a link that will be sent to you.

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..

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 certificates

  • 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 passed the final exam

CILS certification

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: 22/06/2022