Summer intensive on-campus Italian courses 
July 8th - August 9th 2024

Applications open on May 13th until June 20th 2024

Ca’ Foscari School for International Education (also known as CFSIE) will offer intensive Italian language and culture courses in the summer to provide an effective and consolidated manner to start or keep on learning Italian. The intensive course calendar will allow students to complete in over just a few weeks a learning process of Italian language embracing both linguistic and cultural features. Erasmus and international students enrolled in Ca’ Foscari, members of partner universities, but also those who are lovers of the Italian language and culture, as well as of Venice, will find these courses an invaluable instrument for a communicative approach to Italian language learning.

Course features

Levels

The courses cover all levels - from A1 to B2 - of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Attention! The summer intensive courses are not credit awarding and cannot replace the Italian courses for Exchange students.

Organization

  • Levels A1 and A2, 50 hrs of Italian language classes
  • Levels B1, B2, 70 hrs of Italian language classes
  • Final test
  • Final certificate of attendance and grade according to the CEFR framework.
  • each course includes an Italian culture class

The courses will start only if a minimum number of applications is reached.

Accommodation

In case you need accommodation, a list below shows the main student residents:

Address: Cannaregio 813, 30121 – Venice
Contacts: tel. +39 041 3012781 /  info.venezia@dovevivo.com
Websitecampus.dovevivo.com/en/venice

Address: Campo dei Gesuiti, Cannaregio, 4878, 30121 – Venice
Contacts: tel. +39 041 5286103 /  hello.venezia@thisiscombo.com
Websitethisiscombo.com/en/destinations/venezia

Address: Calle Larga S. Marta, 2137, 30123 – Venice
Contacts: tel. +39 041 8760031 /  venezia@camplus.it
Websitewww.camplus.it/en/city/venice/camplus-santa-marta

Address: Via Ca' Marcello 15, 30172 – Venice
Contacts: tel. +39 041 099 5329 /  booking.venicemestre@cx-place.com
Website:www.cx-place.com/cx-venice.htm

Courses offered

Dates: July, 8th - August, 2nd 2024
Day and time:

  • Monday 15:30-18:00 CEST
  • Tuesday 9:00-11:30 CEST
  • Wednesday 15:30-18:00 CEST
  • Thursday 9:00-11:30 CEST
  • Friday 9:00-11:30 CEST

Classroom: Palazzina Briati
Instructor: Francesca Dalla Bernardina
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, A. Petri, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 1 (Premium edition with digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788853630698 or M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, A. Petri, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 1 (edition without digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788416657728

Dates: July, 8th - August, 2nd 2024
Day and time:

  • Monday 14:00-16:30 CEST
  • Tuesday 9:00-11:30 CEST
  • Wednesday 9:00-11:30 CEST
  • Thursday 14:00-16:30 CEST
  • Friday 14:00-16:30 CEST

Classroom: Palazzina Briati
Instructor: to be defined
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, D. Donati, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 2 (Premium edition with digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788853630704 or M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, D. Donati, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 2 (edition without digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788416657759

Dates: July, 15th - August, 9th 2024
Day and time:

  • Monday 9:00-12:30 CEST
  • Tuesday 9:00-12:30 CEST
  • Wednesday 9:00-12:30 CEST
  • Thursday 9:00-12:30 CEST
  • Friday 9:00-12:30 CEST

Classroom: Palazzina Briati
Instructor: Barbara Bonadio
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook:  M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, D. Donati, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 3 (Premium edition with digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788853630711 or M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, D. Donati, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 3 (edition without digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788416943302

Dates: July, 8th - August, 2nd 2024
Day and time:

  • Monday 14:00-17:30 CEST
  • Tuesday 14:00-17:30 CEST
  • Wednesday 14:00-17:30 CEST
  • Thursday 14:00-17:30 CEST
  • Friday 14:00-17:30 CEST

Classroom: Palazzina Briati
Instructor: Barbara Bonadio
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, D. Donati, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 4 (Premium edition with digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788853630728 or M. Birello, S. Bonafaccia, F. Bosc, D. Donati, G. Licastro, A. Vilagrasa, Al Dente 4 (edition without digital resources), Casa delle Lingue, ISBN: 9788416943739

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 open from May 13th until June 20th 2024.

Fees

Fee structure - 2023/2024 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

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.

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.

How to pay

Please arrange for the payment of the course fee only once you have received our confirmation email and do so by clicking on a specific link we will send you via email. Kindly email a copy of the payment receipt to the following address  cfsie@unive.it.

Certificates

At the end of the course all participants will receive an attendance certificate, including the test grade.
Please consider that only participants who have not exceeded 30% of absences will be allowed to take the final test.

Last update: 21/05/2024