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COURSE TITLE Certificate in Language Proficiency in Italian







Cert. Lang. Pr.(Melit.)

Short Cycle Qualification

Level 5

6 Semesters

Part-time Evening


This Certificate in Language Proficiency in Italian will cover the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, from the basic user (A1, A2) to the proficient one (C1, C2). The demand for Modern Language learning, in this case Italian, has lately increased. The certificate course in Italian is also in line with recent education policies on multilingualism to offer modern language courses at certificate and diploma levels.
LEARNING OUTCOMES a) Subject Knowledge and Understanding

This is a programme designed for students from different academic backgrounds with an interest in Italian language and civilization. Students will benefit from the taught and practical components which allow them to acquire a basic to proficient knowledge of Italian, to read and create different typology of texts, to participate in conversations, and to become aware of cultural aspects of Italian, according to CEFR levels ranging from A1 to C2.

b) Intellectual Development

Students will be equipped with a wide knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax, including useful stylistic nuances. They will be able to apply such knowledge in personal and professional contexts.

c) Key Transferable Skills

Students will appraise Italian culture and civilization in order to explore it further and to develop the necessary communicative competences in peer-group interaction. They will be trained to autonomously construct coherent texts that will enhance their reading and listening skills.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY The Certificate in Language Proficiency aims to enable students to learn Italian not only for communication purposes, but also within the framework of a career pathway as a useful, additional professional qualification.
COURSE INTENDED FOR The Certificate in Language Proficiency in Italian is designed for students hailing from other Faculties and/or Departments wishing to learn a new language and be introduced to a new culture. It is addressed in particular to students learning Italian for communication and professional purposes.
To be registered as regular students in the Course, applicants shall satisfy the general requirements for admission as specified in the Admission Regulations.

The Certificate Course may be taken concurrently with any University undergraduate or postgraduate course, whether followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in February 2017.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.


Last Updated: 22 December 2017
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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Semester 1 Examination Timetable
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Postgraduate Semester Timetables 2017/18
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Certificate in Language Proficiency
Information regarding the Certificate in Language Proficiency, including Semester 1 and Semester 2 timetables.

Approved Combinations of Areas of Study
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