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The Bachelor in Communication provides a wide range of language courses, divided into two categories: practical courses and academic courses.

  • Italian language - The Bachelor's programme is mainly in Italian. Intensive courses are offered to improve the knowledge of written and spoken Italian. Foreign and non-Italian speaking students must present a B2 language certificate to enrol in the programme.
  • English language - A level of English language equivalent to advanced B2 is required. In order to make up for this eventual educational debt, practical courses are offered which also allow students to take exams to acquire internationally recognised certificates (e.g. IELTS and Cambridge). The starting level is verified with a test that allows organising homogeneous classes for language knowledge. Those who have an international certification corresponding to an advanced or higher B2 level or those who have a baccalaureate or university diploma from an English-speaking country are exempted from debt collection. The international certificates admitted are:
    • IELTS Band 6.5 or higher
    • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) rated A or B
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) rated A, B or C
    • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE)
  • French or German language - The specialisation "Culture and Communication Technologies" requires 3 ECTS in practical courses (skills) of French or German language. The other specialisations allow you to obtain 3 ECTS of skills of your choice in practical French or German language courses. The practical French and German language courses[RV1] are divided into modules of 1.5 ECTS. The modules offered range from level A0 to level B2 and each module corresponds to half a level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - therefore it is possible to take an international certification exam (e.g. Goethe-Zertifikat) at the end of two modules corresponding to one level. The starting level is verified with a test which allows the student to be directed to the most suitable course. Those who have an international certification corresponding to level B2 or higher or those who have a high school or university diploma from a French or German-speaking country or canton are exempted from practical courses in the corresponding language but do not obtain ECTS credits. They will obtain the required ECTS credits by attending courses in other skills (preferably, but not necessarily, practical courses in a language they do not know or intend to improve).
    • The accepted certificates for the German language exemption are:
      • Goethe-Zertifikat B2
      • telc Deutsch B2
      • ÖSD Zertifikat B2
    • The certificates accepted for the French language exemption are:
      • DELF B2 or higher (e.g. DALF C1)
  • Academic language courses - The academic language courses offered are Culture and writing in English, Langue française et cultures francophones and Deutschsprachige Kulturen. Access to the academic courses requires a knowledge of the language at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Academic courses are offered in the spring semester of the third year. The specialisation "Culture and Digital Technologies" requires 3 ECTS in an academic language course, while the other specialisations are chosen.