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Italian Language Courses

2022-2023

Fall 2022 in-person Italian Language Courses

  • Italian Language Crash Course: this full immersion, 2-week intensive course (40 hours) aims to help exchange students familiarize themselves with Italian as a foreign language during the beginning of their stay in Italy. The course lasts for two weeks and is offered before the start of Bocconi classes. The program is designed to develop the four main language skills: speaking, listening , reading and writing, in an integrated, practical and interactive way. The overall objective is to provide a general understanding of the Italian language and culture as well as raise students' awareness on aspects related to intercultural communication. Lessons are taught by professional and experienced teachers, who are Italian native speakers.
  • Italian Language Follow-Up Course: the Follow-Up Course provides the opportunity for students who attend the Italian Language Crash Course to continue improving their Italian throughout the semester. Please note that it is not possible to register for the follow-up course only. This course is open ONLY to exchange students who register for, attend and pass the following Italian Crash Course levels: Beginner, Pre-Elementary, Elementary and Pre-Intermediate . A minimum of 20 participants per class is needed in order to activate a Follow-Up Course.

The Italian Language Crash Course and Follow-Up course are optional, non-credit granting extracurricular courses, therefore they are not included in the official Bocconi transcript nor in the students' study plan.

FALL 2022 IN-PERSON ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES OVERVIEW

Italian Language Crash course
Italian Language Follow-up course
Registration*+Payment
May 18-May 23May 18-May 23
Registration fee
€ 250 (textbook not included)
€ 200
Class period
August 29 – September 10, 2022
September 22–November 24, 2022
Class schedule
4-5-hour classes per day from Monday to Saturday
2-hour classes twice a week held in the late afternoon
Workload
40 hours
30 hours
Levels 
Beginner, Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced
Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate ONLY (beginner and advanced courses will not be offered)

*Registration will be carried out on the Exchange Program online application (May 18-May 23) and itwill be subject to availability of spots (on a first-come, first-served basis)

Attendance: attendance is mandatory for both courses: students who attend a minimum of 75% of the lessons and pass the final testwill receive the Italian Language Course Participation Certificate, which will also include an overall evaluation: pass, fair, good or excellent. Late arrivals or early departures will be counted towards the total number of absences. Students who are unable to join the course before Lesson #4 will no longer be admitted as participants.

How to sign up/apply:
Students who sign up for the Italian language Crash course will need to take an online placement test which will determine their appropriate course level. After submitting their test, students will no longer be able to access it. Students are required to pay the course fee in the application platform, to finalize their enrollment in the course.
Students can choose between one of the following two options:

  1. Italian Crash Course ONLY (40 hours of lesson) OR
  2. Italian Crash Course + Follow-Up Course (40 + 30 hours of lesson). This option is open only to those students who enroll in, attend and pass the Crash Course.

Please note: it will not be possible to register for the Follow-Up Course without registering for the Crash Course first.

Refund Policy: the registration fee will be refunded in full in the event of:

  • waiting list (course spots are limited, and the courses are open on a first-come, first-served basis).
  • the courses are cancelled by the ISD for reasons of force majeure or the ISD is unable to confirm the student’s course registration
  • the student withdraws from the Exchange Program

NO refund is foreseen if the Italian language courses overlap with Bocconi classes. Please check your Bocconi class timetable carefully at www.unibocconi.eu/classtimetable.


Fall 2022 online Italian Language Courses

Intensive Italian Language & Culture online course beginning before the start of Bocconi classes
Extended Italian Language & Culture online course held throughout the semester

These are optional, non-credit granting extracurricular courses, therefore not included in the official Bocconi transcript nor in the students' study plan. 
Students can choose to register for one or both language courses. There is no need to register for the intensive course in order to attend the extended one, which is not intended as a follow-up to the intensive course (no level upgrades are foreseen).

FALL 2022 ONLINE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES OVERVIEW

Intensive Italian Language and
Culture online course
Extended Italian Language and Culture online course
Registration+payment
late Junemid-September
Registration fee
€ 150
€ 150
Class period
August 29 – September 7, 2022
September 22 –November 8, 2022
Class schedule
2/2,5-hour classes a day in the afternoon, from Monday to Saturday 
2-hour classes in late afternoon,
twice a week
Format
streamed live and recorded (students can access classes at any time on the course platform)
streamed live and recorded (students can access classes at any time on the course platform)
Workload
20 hours
20 hours
Levels 
beginner
beginner

Attendance: attendance is not mandatory for both courses. No final test is foreseen. Upon request, students will receive a certificate of participation (which does not include any grades or credits).

Intensive Italian Language & Culture online course

A full-immersion two-week course meant for beginners, offered before the start of Bocconi classes from August 29 to September 7, 2022. Expert teachers will take students on a journey through Italian language and culture, helping them acquire useful everyday conversational skills in Italian

How to register:
In June nominated exchange students will receive instructions on how to register for the Intensive Italian Language and Culture Online Course.
Registered students are required to pay the registration fee, according to the instructions that will be sent to their inbox.
Please note: only registered students will be able to complete the payment process; only students who complete the payment process will be officially enrolled in the course. 
A refund is foreseen only if the course is cancelled due to lack of participants.

Extended Italian Language online course

An extended course held throughout the semester, from late September to early November, 2022.
This course, meant for beginners, is designed to provide students with a general understanding of the Italian language and culture as well as raise students' awareness on aspects related to intercultural communication. It will also allow students who are already familiar with Italian language to improve their skills, practice and expand their grammar and vocabulary, while strengthening their fluency. During the course, students will have the chance to work on all aspects of the Italian Language through an integrated, practical and interactive method: listening, reading, writing, speaking (from survival-level Italian up to a more confident and articulate use of the language).

How to register:
In mid-September nominated exchange students will receive instructions on how to register for the Extended Italian Language and Culture Online Course.

Registered students are required to pay the registration fee, according to the instructions that will be sent to their inbox.
Please note: only registered students will be able to complete the payment process; only students who complete the payment process will be officially enrolled in the course.

Refund Policy:

The registration fee will be refunded in full in the event of:

• course is cancelled due to lack of participants, for reasons of force majeure, if the student withdraws from the exchange program.
No refund is foreseen in case of overlap with Bocconi classes: please check your Bocconi class timetable carefully at www.unibocconi.eu/classtimetable

Please note that due to course material and scheduling reasons, students will not be able to enroll in the in-person and online courses concurrently. We recommend interested students chose to take either the in-person courses or the online courses.

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