Knowledge of modern languages is a requirement for all faculties and institutes at the Lateran University. In general, it is necessary for the student to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of a second language for a Baccalaureate degree, a third language for the License. and a fourth modern language for the doctorate. (For foreign students, generally the cycle after enrollment consists in the mastery of Italian, the next cycles in acquiring skill in other languages.) The student should consult the regulations of his or her faculty to ascertain the specific language requirement for each course of study.

The Dipartment, together with “Training Club” offers a wide variety of modern language courses, including Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. Each language has three levels of mastery (A1, A2, B1) following the classification system of the European Council established in the year 2000. Students are placed in the group corresponding to their level of mastery following an initial dialog with the teacher. The courses are activated upon the attainment of a minimum number of 8 registrations for a given level and allow a maximum of 15 students in any one class. If a sufficient number of students express interest it is also possible to activate a higher level course (B2/ C1).

– External students: 300 euro per course 

– Internal students 250 euro per course

A 75% or higher attendance record is compulsory in order to take the exam. At the end of the course there is an assessment which entitles the student to a certificate of attendance and an exam indicating the level reached by each candidate. Those who do not reach the minimum number of hours required may not take the exam or receive the certificate.
For university students enrolled in any cycle after the academic year 2014/2015, level B1 or higher in the chosen language is required in accordance with the norms established by the European Council.

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