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Presentation: Language Sciences
NOTICE: You can apply for this Degree Programme through mastersbooking.com only if you are an international student. Here follows the categories considered:
- EU citizens and EU-equated citizens
- Non-EU citizens with an Italian residency permit
- Non-EU citizens residing in Italy with an Italian qualification
- Non-EU citizens residing outside Italy
- Italian citizens with a qualification obtained abroad
Italian citizens with Italian qualifications must follow a different procedure. For more info please visit: http://www.unive.it/pag/9791/.
The course offers students an advanced command of a foreign language, chosen from the following: Albanian, Arabic, Czech, English, French, German, Italian Sign Language (LIS, including tactile sign language), modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.
Depending on the chosen path, you will also be able to analyse different areas of study with an in-depth comparative approach:the themes and teaching tools for teaching Italian to foreigners and foreign languages to Italians; advanced research tools for the analysis of language disorders and linguistic acquisition in case of deafness and bilingualism, the formal analysis of language, new technologies for the study of languages and linguistics, culture and literature in the different phases of their development and the historical-diachronic evolution of the chosen language.
The modules will be taught in multiple languages, including the chosen specialisation and the vehicular language (English).
You will deepen specific areas of language study such as the teaching of foreign languages and Italian as a foreign language, the psychology of development and learning applied to language in normal situations and pathology, computer science and information processing systems in language processing, linguistic analysis of speech and deafness disorders, the most advanced linguistic theories, the study of competence and processing in typical and atypical situations during the life cycle (eye-tracking).
The Master's Degree Programme develops advanced linguistic and cultural understanding of the chosen foreign language and the ability to interact with multidisciplinary and multicultural research groups. According to the chosen programme, students will be able to examine in depth: the historic-diachronic evolution of the chosen language (philological/informatic methods for the interpretation and editing of texts); the themes and didactic tools for teaching italian as a foreign language and foreign languages to italians; linguistic tools for the analysis of obstacles to language and the linguistic acquisition in cases of deafness; the formal analysis of language; languages, culture and literature of different phases of their development.
Languages that are active for this programme:
Albanese, Arabic, Czech, Hebrew, French, English, Italian Sign Language (LIS), Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese/Brazilian, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, German.
Educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge gained by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during their entire university career.
The final exam consists in writing a thesis, which must possess the characters of originality, exhaustive documentation and scientific investigation and which will be discussed with a committee of university professors and experts.
- English Linguistics (Double Degree);
- Language Sciences (fully taught in English).
Qualifications/expertise after completing the program
Students that undertake the Master's Degree programme in Language Sciences will be able to take on assignments with high responsibility, in the context of language education, including those within the framework of cultural services connected to the multilinguistic and multicultural character of the society; coordination activities in permanent linguistic training programmes and the reception and training in italian of foreign students in schools; specialised consultation activities in the sectors of editing and multimedia communication; coordination and teaching Italian to foreigners in the Italian cultural institutes abroad; activities, with roles of elevated responsibility, in the fields of public utility revolving around the intercultural community; professional activities of specialised staff and consultants in medical research (speech, speech therapy, audiological and Neurolinguistics); activities, with roles of elevated responsibility, in the fields of cooperation and international institutes; they will furthermore be able to follow their Master's and PhD studies. Students will be able to predict teaching in schools as an occupation, once having completed the process of obtaining a teaching qualification and passed the necessary exams provided by law.
Entry qualification : Bachelor diploma (or higher)
For Academic year 2018/19, admission onto the Master's Degree programme in Language Sciences requires:
- specific curricula requirements, matured with the obtainment of a definite number of credits in certain disciplinary fields;
- an adequate personal preparation;
- understanding of english language at level B2: process of verification and cases of exemption are indicated in the dedicated web page. Each understanding will be verified by the office at the moment of matriculation.
Admission to the programme is subjected to the evaluation of the minimum curricular requirements and personal preparation, which is checked through the pre-evaluation procedure.
For students holding qualifications gained abroad: a minimum three-year degree is required.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
You will need official translations along with verified copies of the original documents.
The official translation can be issued in the country of origin or in Italy - either by a local court of law, by court interpreters or by official translators. The entry qualification documents must also be legalised or bear the Apostille stamp certifying that the signature or seal on the document is genuine, and submitted in the original or certified copy.
You do not need to legalise the documents if:
- the qualification has been awarded by one of the signatory Countries of the European Convention of Brussels of 25 May, 1987 - Law 106/1990 (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy);
- the qualification has been awarded by a German institution, following the Italo-German Convention on the exemption from legalization of public documents - Law 176/1973.
You must bring the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
B2 level is required only for the Italian-taught curriculum.
As proof of Italian language level we accept the following international exams:
Please notice that students lacking suitable certification in Italian will have to take a preliminary Italian language test, held every academic year at the beginning of September.
The following students do not need to submit evidence of Italian language proficiency: Italian mother-tongue students, EU students (wherever resident), non-EU students who have been living in Italy for at least a year.
B2 level of English language is required for both curricula.
We accept the following international exams:
- IELTS 4.0-5.0
- TOEFL iBT 57-86
Please notice that students lacking certification in English will be required to fulfill the requirement in the first year of studies.
B2 level is required.
As proof of English language level we accept the following international exams:
- IELTS 5.5
- TOEFL iBT 87-109
Admission to an open access Master's Degree course does not involve a selection process. However, you are required to have an adequate personal preparation and hold specific requisites. In this case, the Teaching Committee of reference will carry out an assessment.
A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required.
Course cost description:
Cost of the Degree Programme :
- EU students: 2061€
- Non-EU students from OECD countries (Australia, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, United States, Switzerland and Turkey): 2100€
- Non-EU students from developing countries (http://www.unive.it/): 700€
- Students from all other countries: 1200€
In addition, Ca' Foscari offers students a variety of forms of financial aid: scholarships, exemptions and reduction of fees, student loans, prizes for outstanding dissertations and other forms of concession.
Some of the student loans involve agreements with banks allowing students to pay tuition fees on favourable terms. The most deserving students are entitled to an interest-free advance repayable a year after graduation.
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in forms of student collaborations involving paid jobs within the university.