Summer intensive Italian courses

Online Summer intensive courses of Italian language and culture

Ca’ Foscari’s School for International Education (also known as CFSIE) will be offering online intensive Italian language and culture courses in Summer 2022 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 including a virtual full immersion in the wonderful city of Venice.

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 online courses an invaluable instrument for a communicative approach to Italian language learning.

Online study

Our online courses feature “distance learning” thanks to the the use of multimedia learning instruments. 

The classes offered by CFSIE include:

  • direct classes in live streaming using the Zoom platform;
  • distance learning activities, supervised by the class’ language expert, on the Moodle platform

The courses are held by highly qualified native speakers of Italian.

Course features

Duration and enrolment

The online intensive summer courses 2022 are scheduled in 4 or 5 weeks (according to the class level), from the end of June/ beginning of July to the beginning of August 2022. Classes will be held on a daily basis, from Monday to Friday.

Enrolment is open from 14 to 28 May 2022.

Levels

The courses cover all levels - from A1 to B2 - of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Each class will be activated only if a minimum number of applications are received.

Organization

  • Levels A1 and A2, 50 hrs of online Italian language classes
  • Levels B1, B2, 70 hrs of online Italian language classes
  • Final test
  • Final certificate of attendance and grade according to the CEFR framework.

Each course level is accompanied by a 6-hour Italian Culture class.

Attention! The summer intensive courses are not credit awarding and cannot replace the Italian courses for Exchange students

Italian culture online class: history and arts in Venice throughout the centuries

An Italian Culture online class (6 hrs) regarding history and art in Venice will be offered to complete the summer language course session:

Tuesday July 5th - 15:00-16:30 CEST
How Venice was founded, built on water and expanded over the centuries. The reasons for building a city in such a harsh and unwelcoming location consisting of sandy islands in a lagoon, and subject to flooding by sea water.

Friday July 22nd - 9.30-11.00 CEST
Rialto: the economic center of Venice versus San Marco, the political heart  of the city. Venice has been the port of Europe for centuries, and the Venetian political system is still studied as an example of longevity and organization.  Our starting point in order to understand the evolution of Venice in all its uniqueness.

Tuesday July, 26th - 15:00-16:30 CEST
The Lagoon of Venice between past and present. Venice is surrounded by 550 square kilometers of lagoon, but has it always been this way? How  did the Venetians divert rivers and set up barriers against the sea to leave the lagoon unaltered?

Friday July, 29th - 9.30-11.00 CEST
The so-called "Scuole"in Venice: foreign communities, devoutness, social assistance, arts and crafts. Just some of the  elements on which Venetian society was founded and which have contributed to the city's development.

Technical requirements

The online courses are accessible by means of an up-to-date PC, laptop, notebook or tablet, a stable, fast Internet connection, preferably with unlimited Gigabytes, and connected microphone and webcam.

All applicants must already have the aforementioned equipment available at the time they enrol in our courses.

Dates: June, 27th - July, 28th 2022
Day and time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 to 12:00 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: Maria Vittoria Ghirardi
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: B. Bettinelli, P. Della Putta, M. Visigalli Buona Idea A1, Pearson, ISBN:9788891909718

Dates: June, 27th - July, 28th 2022
Day and time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 to 12:00 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: Francesca Ardizzone
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: B. Bettinelli, P. Della Putta, M. Visigalli Buona Idea A2, Pearson,  ISBN: 9788891915122

Dates: July, 4th - August, 4th
Day and time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 to 13:00 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: Barbara Bonadio
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: R.Bozzone Costa, C.Ghezzi, M.Piantoni - Nuovo Contatto Volume B1- Loescher EAN: 9788858325803  ISBN: 88583258

Dates: July, 4th - August, 4th 2022
Day and time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 to 13:00 CEST
Classroom: online classes
Instructor: Silvia Scolaro
Final test: to be defined
Office hours: to be defined
Textbook: R.Bozzone Costa, C.Ghezzi, M.Piantoni - Nuovo Contatto Volume B2- Loescher EAN: 9788858308660  ISBN: 8858308662X

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 May 14th to 28th 2022.

  • A1 course (50 hours): full fee € 400 / discounted fee * € 200
  • A2 course (50 hours): full fee € 400 / discounted fee * € 200
  • B1 course (70 hours): full fee € 560 / discounted fee * € 280
  • B2 course (70 hours): full fee € 560 / discounted fee * € 280

* The discounted fee is valid for Ca’ Foscari PhD students and researchers, Erasmus and Ca' Foscari international students, students from partner universities, Ca’ Foscari staff and users who have already attended a SIE course.

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.

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: 29/11/2022