Standard Italian courses

1st Session September-December 2022

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 of the 1st 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 first session of standard Italian courses are open from August 22nd until September 9th 2022

Course features

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
  • Second session: to be defined: January- March
  • Third session: to be definde: April-June

Courses level A1 and A2 will last a total of 50 hours each distributed in 9 weeksfrom the beginning of October to mid-December 2022.

  • 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 from the end of September to mid-December 2022.

  • 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 C2 conversation Module will last a total of 20 hours, distributed in 10 weeks, from the end of September to the beginning of December.

  • 10 weeks
  • 20 hours of guided conversation
  • Classes include live streaming (synchronous) sessions held by language experts and have the target of improving oral language skills in Italian on an advanced level (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.

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

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 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!

Course schedule

Dates: October 3rd - December 5th 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 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, EAN: 9788861826212 or e-book version: EAN 9788861826779

Dates: October 3rd - December 6th 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: 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, EAN:  9788861826335 or e-book version: EAN 9788861826793

Dates: September, 27th - December 13th 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 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: September, 28th - December 7th 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: 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: September 27th - December 13th 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: 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: September 28th - December 7th 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: 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: September 26th - December 5th 2022
Day and Time: Mondays 17:00 - 19:00 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: educational material provided by the instructor

The course is intended for students who already have a C2 level. It is designed to improve and develop fluency and spontaneity of students' oral expression by giving them the opportunity to formulate opinions and carry on a discussion in different communicative situations. The conversation will start from the analysis of written texts, audio or video clips about news, culture and/or common scientific information (possibly related to the students' interests)

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 first session of standard Italian courses are open from August 22nd until September 9th 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 September 16th 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..

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 passed 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: 12/08/2022