Teaching activities

Every academic year CIS organizes the following courses:

Semestral activities
  • General courses
    5 levels (from beginners to advanced, A1-C1), 60 hours, in the two academic semesters (October-January, February-May)
  • Special courses
    Writing, business Italian, public speaking and culture courses, for students from level B1 onwards, 30 hours, in the two academic semesters (October-January, February-May)
  • Individual tuition on request

Intensive courses

September:

  • Courses for beginners (A1), elementary (A2) and pre-intermediate (A2+/B1) students, 40 hours, 2 weeks.
  • Academic Italian for Economics (1 week, 15 hours, levels ≥ B1 / B2)
  • Academic Italian for Human studies (1 week, 15 hours, levels ≥ B1 / B2)

 

January:
Courses for beginners (A1), elementary (A2) and pre-intermediate (A2+/B1) students, 30 hours, 1 week.

 

 

Semestral courses of Italian are open to exchange students, UniBg enrolled students and non-native speakers living in Bergamo.
Each course includes an entry test and a final test. On request, students will receive a certificate bearing the marks obtained. All students will receive a certificate of attendance.
At the end of each semester Erasmus students are required to take the final exam to get 5 credits. Special courses (cultura italiana- linguaggio economico- scrittura- saper argomentare) allow students to get 3 credits.
To take the final exam and get credits Erasmus students must attend at least 70% of classes.

Tandem Project provides university students a platform to meet students from all over the world and practice Italian and other languages with native speakers. For information:  http://tandem.unibg.it/

 

Please, check Documents you need on section "Corsi semestrali".

Summer intensive course (July)

5 levels (from beginners to advanced, A1-C1), 100 hours, 4 weeks, with recreational activities and lectures on contemporary Italian culture. It is possible to attend 2 or 3 weeks.

 

The Summer intensive course is an international experience promoted each July by CIS since 1978.

In addition to language learning, the course offers recreational activities and lectures on contemporary Italian culture. It is possible to attend 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

 

Duration: 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

Hours per week: 25 (5 per day, 3 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon).

Levels: from beginner (A1) to advanced (C1). Levels are decided by a placement test.

The course ends with a final test (at the end of the three- or four-week course).

Students from partner universities who pass the test can obtain CFU credits (6 credits for three weeks, 8 credits for four weeks).

Maximum number of participants: 100.

Minimum age requirement: 18 years.

Deadline: Friday of the second week of June (if places are still available, applications will be accepted beyond this deadline).

 

COURSE ORGANISATION

Morning: communication skills development and reinforcement activities within each level group.

Afternoon: in-depth development of particular skills (e.g. phonetics, vocabulary, etc.), cultural lectures (for intermediate - advanced levels) and experience-based and recreational activities in Italian (e.g. singing, dancing, theatre, course magazine, course TV show and cooking).

The course also organises:

• a writing competition with prizes

• an end-of-course party with dinner and student performances

• Guided tours:

1) Bergamo Alta (Upper Town), free for everyone (in Italian and English);

2) for those who want to, and for a fee, a visit to a remarkable place in Northern Italy (e.g. Verona, Como, Turin).

 

Please, check the Document below:

Marco Polo courses

Courses for Chinese students joining the Marco Polo Project.

Please, check Documents you need on section "Documenti".