Second level advanced course [C2]
The 2nd Level Advanced Course (C2) focuses only on language/culture subjects. The objective of the course is to make students experts in both the written and spoken aspects of the Italian language. They should know how to use the language with precision, expertise and fluency.
At the end of the course students must prove that they not only have good linguistic skills but are also competent in the most important aspects of the morphology and syntax of contemporary Italian in all of its varieties. They must demonstrate their ability to apply the pragmatic rules in both oral and written communication as well as the rules of style indispensible for a creative and poetic use of the language.
For this reason students who wish to attend this course must already be highly competent in their use of the language.
The 2nd Level Advanced Course (C2) provides students with linguistic competences equivalent to the CELI 5 Certificate.
The basic course is a six-month course divided into two terms. It calls for 26/27 classroom hours for week: mandatory subjects for a total of 20 hours and free-choice subjects for a total of 6/7 hours. The student is also free to follow other courses without having to sit for the final exams of those courses. Supplementary one-month courses are held in the summer (July, August and September).
Admission to the 2nd Level Advanced Course is granted to:
- Students who have obtained the Italian Language Certificate of the 1st Level Advanced Course or who have passed the written Italian language exam.
- Students who have been admitted to the 2nd Level Advanced Course by the entrance exam.
- Students who have a CELI 4 or equivalent Italian Language Certificate issued by another institution similar to the University for Foreigners Perugia.
The course consists of mandatory subjects for a total of 20 hours per week and free-choice subjects for a total a minimum of 6 hours per week.
|2nd Term |
|Italian Language Exercises||4||4|
|Phonetics and Phonology of the Italian Language||3||3|
Italian Art History, Art Terminology and Techniques
|Total classroom hours per week||20||20 |
| Free-choice Subjects |
|2nd Term |
|Translation Exercises (*)||3||3|
|History of Italian Philosophy||2|
|History of Italian Language||2|
|Contemporary Italian Literature||2|
|Free-choice Subjects Common to all courses||Hours|
|History of cinema||3|
|History of theatre||3|
|History of music||3|
Not all of the free-choice subjects listed above are offered every term (**).
(*) Translation is compulsory for the native speakers of the common languages established by the University and optional for students who wish to attend one of the languages available (at least 5 students must be registered).
(**) The subjects being offered will be published on the on-line course page at the beginning of every term.
There may be monthly series of seminars and conferences for more in-depth understanding of certain disciplines for a total of 10/12 hours. The topics covered by the seminars will be published on the course web page. After each series there will be a final exam (oral, written and other methods as indicated by the teacher). After passing these exams you will have the right to a certificate and receive 1 ECTS credit. Only those who have regularly attended the seminars are eligible to sit for the exam.
Supplementary Course [C2]
2nd level one-month supplementary advanced courses are held in the summer months (*).
Students must take the mandatory subjects and free-choice subjects for a total of 26 classroom hours per week from those listed in the syllabus of the basic course.
| Mandatary Subjects||Hours|
| Italian Language||6|
| Italian Language Exercises||4|
| Phonetics and Phonology of the Italian Language||2|
| Phonetics and Phonology Exercises||1|
| Free-choice subjects||13|
| Total classroom hours per week||26|
(*) There must be at least 5 students registered for supplementary course C2 to be held.
Intensive Course [C2]
One-month intensive courses are held in the summer months. Apart from the mandatory subjects, students must take three free-choice subjects for a total of 30 hours per week.
| Italian Language||9|
| Italian Language Exercises||6|
| Phonetic and Phonology Exercises||3|
| Writing Workshop||3|
| Free-choice subjects||9|
| Total classroom hours per week||30|
|Introduction to Contemporary Italian Literature||3|
| Introduction to Italian Art History||3|
| Introduction to Contemporary Italian History||3|
| Introduction to Economics ad Business Correspondence||3|
| Introduction to Italian History of Language||3|