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Required level of Italian and English

The official language at the University of Macerata is the Italian Language.

In order to succeed in an academic context it is essential that the students quickly develop a working knowledge of the Italian language. Therefore, we strongly advise the students to begin studying the language before they come to Macerata.

The minimum recommended level of Italian language is A1 of the European framework.

­­­­­­­­­Students will be expected to have reached at least a A1 level in the Italian language and provide a certificate for Italian language (minimum A1 of the European Framework).

The CLA (University Language Center) will decide about the validity of the certificates.

A)      Students who have a certificate:

The certificates have to be sent, from 11th of September to the 30th of October, in attachment with the Application forms and also following this procedure:

throw the link https://studenti.unimc.it to register in advance at the online services of the University of Macerata and, with the credentials obtained during registration,  throw the link http://clacourses.unimc.it to put on line the scanned copy of the certification.

NB: The certification, released not before 1 January 2015, must have been awarded by the Home University or by one of the following internationally recognized certification Institutions: University for Foreigners of Perugia, University for Foreigners of Siena, University Roma 3, Dante Alighieri Society.

The CLA, no later than November 10th 2017, will send a reply to the student about the submitted certification.

If the certification produced is validated by the CLA, the CLA will inform the student and will ask him/her to communicate by e-mail the intention to attend an Italian Language course (higher of the level A1). In case of positive answer the CLA, by 30th of November 2017, will complete the registration procedure for the course.

B)           students who have not a certificate:

If the certification produced is NOT VALIDATED by the CLA, or if the student CANNOT PROVIDE a certificate for Italian language (minimum A1 of the European Framework), the student will have to take a compulsory entrance test of the Italian Language Proficiency.

How to register at the compulsory entrance test of the Italian Language Proficiency:

The students must register in advance at the online services of the University of Macerata through the link: https://studenti.unimc.it

From the 11th of September to the 30th of October 2017, the student must log in to the test platform (with the credentials provided during the registration) at the link http://moodle.unimc.it and carry out the placement test. At the end of the test, the student will be directed at the web page http://clacourses.unimc.it and, based on the results obtained, the student will be enabled to enroll at the corresponding course level.

 

C.      Students who compulsory have to attend the intensive Italian language course A0 / A2 level

The student who does not pass the placement test, therefore does not reach the minimum level A1 in the placement test, has to attend a 50-hours intensive Italian language course of basic level free of charge but compulsory, either in September (students who arrive during the first semester) or in February (students who arrive during the second semester), before University lectures begin and take the final exam.

Information and dates about the intensive Italian language course A0 / A2 level are available on the following page: http://iro.unimc.it/en/students/incoming-students/erasmus-incoming-students/erasmus-incoming-students/italian-language-courses/italian-language-courses-free-on-site-courses

We remind all the international students (Erasmus and Bilateral Agreements) that they can attend the Italian language courses exclusively organized by the CLA (University Linguistic Center). They cannot attend other Italian language courses organized by the Departments.

The minimum recommended level of ENGLISH language is B1 of the European framework.

We wish to draw your attention to the fact that only a few courses are taught in English here in Macerata. In order to attend courses taught in English, Students will be expected to have reached at least a B1 level in the English language and provide a certificate for English language (minimum B1 of the European Framework).                                                                                                                                                                      The certificate has to be sent as an attachment with the application form on-line.

NB: The certification, released not before 1 January 2015, must have been awarded by the Home University or by one of the following internationally recognized certification Institutions: (es: Cambridge, Toefl…).

Even if the students wish to attend courses given completely in English, they will also have to reached at least a A1 level in the Italian language and follow the procedure previously explained to ABC points.