Certificate in Language Proficiency in Italian

Certificate in Language Proficiency in Italian

Course information

Course title Certificate in Language Proficiency in Italian
Postnominal Cert. Lang. Pr.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 6 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Irene Incarico
Delivered by Faculty of Arts
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.

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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.

This course is open to University of Malta current students only - Information about the application process will be forwarded by the Faculty of Arts to students in due course.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

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

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: If students are following a FT course at UM - No fees apply.
If students are not following a FT course at UM - Total Tuition Fee: €4,250. Yr1 - €1,420 - Yr2 - €1,420 - Yr3 - €1,410
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.
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.
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.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 7 April 2021

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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.