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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 the academic context it is essential that the students quickly develop a working knowledge language. Therefore, we strongly advise 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 and provide an international certificate (minimum A1 of the European Framework). The CLA (University Language Center) will decide about the validity of the certificates, according to the following list:

1.     CELI - Università per Stranieri di Perugia / CVCL www.cvcl.it
2.     CILS -  Università per Stranieri di Siena / Centro CILS: http://cils.unistrasi.it/
3.     IT - Roma Tre / Ufficio della Certificazione – Dipartimento di Linguistica: www.certificazioneitaliano.uniroma3.it
4.     PLIDA - La Società Dante Alighieri / Progetto PLIDA: http://www.societadantealighieri.org/it/

The certificates have to be released not before 1 January 2015. Other types of certificates will not be accepted.

If the certification is NOT APPROVED 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 (see below).

A)       STUDENTS WHO HAVE A CERTIFICATE:

The certificates have to be sent in attachment with the Application form from April, 16th to June,30th

B.     STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT A CERTIFICATE VALIDATED BY THE CLA AND NEED TO PERFORM THE ONLINE  PLACEMENT TEST:

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:

  • From the 16th of April to the 30th of June 2018, the students must register in advance at the online services of the University of Macerata through the link: https://studenti.unimc.it
  • Then the student must log in to the test platform (with username and password provided during the registration) at the link http://moodle.unimc.it/login/index.php and carry out the placement test.
  • At the end of the test, the student will be directed to the web page: http://clacourses.unimc.it and will be enrolled to the corresponding course level based on the obtained results.

 

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 and free of charge but compulsory and take the final exam. The course will take place in Macerata, either in September (students who arrive during the first semester) or in mid January (students who arrive during the second semester), before University lectures begin.

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, Erasmus 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…).

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