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Italian Course for Chinese Students

ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE FOR CHINESE STUDENTS

The University of Pavia organises propedeutic Italian language courses for Chinese Marco Polo program students. The course length is six months and it is aimed at Chinese students who wish to enrol at the University of Pavia or at another Italian university.


COURSE PROGRAM

The students are divided in different groups according to their competence in Italian language. The weekly course load is 21 hours and the lessons take place both in the morning and in the afternoon. The courses a), b), d) and e) are taught by Italian teachers who can speak Chinese.
The student could enrol independently in the Italian course following the procedures of the Italian Embassy for foreign students who wish to study at Italian universities. The student should contact the Italian Embassy in his/her country of origin to learn the modalities of enrolment.

The courses are:

  • Communication
  • Contrastive Italian grammar
  • Italian language and culture (history, geography, political institutions, literature, art, music)
  • Pronunciation
  • Academic Italian (spoken and written)
  • Preparation course for the final exam

In addition to helping the Chinese students with course work, some tutors help the students to get familiar with the University of Pavia and its students (both Italian and international), the town of Pavia, and the Region of Lombardy. The students can use a language laboratory that is equipped with modern technology and has a self-study computer room where the students can use on-line software to learn Italian.

During the course the students take several written and oral exams. In the end of the course the students who have obtained a mean grade point average of at least 18 out of 30 will be admitted to the final exam that takes place in late September. The students who pass the exam will be admitted to the University of Pavia.




TEACHERS

The teachers of the course speak Chinese and have stayed in China for several years. All the teachers hold a Ph.D degree and have a long experience in teaching Italian to foreign students.




TUTORS

There are 5 tutors helping the Chinese students. The tutors are Italian last-year graduate students who help the students with the course work once a week. Furthermore, the tutors are responsible for cultural activities of the Chinese students both and the university and outside the university.




HOUSING

Chinese students can rent private apartments in Pavia.
For assistance, please contact:
Agenzia CENTRO ASSISTENZA STUDENTI
C.so Mazzini 9 – 27100 PAVIA (I)
TEL: + 39 0382 539393
Fax: +39 0382 539393
E-mail: info@centroassistenzastudenti.it
Site: http://www.centroassistenzastudenti.it/hlinks.htm

The average accommodation cost is about 250/300€ per month.




UNIVERSITY STUDIES

The Chinese students who pass the Italian language exam in Pavia in July can enrol at the pre-selected course of studies. The Chinese students take courses at the University of Pavia along with the Italian students and graduate at the end of their studies.

The Faculties of the University of Pavia are:

  • FACULTY OF ECONOMICS
  • FACULTY OF LAW
  • FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES
  • FACULTY OF ARTS AND PHILOSOPHY
  • FACULTY OF PHARMACY
  • FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
  • FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY
  • FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES
  • FACULTY OF MUSICOLOGY




EVENTS

Some special events will be organized for the Chinese students taking the Italian course.




ACTIVITIES WITH ITALIAN STUDENTS

The tutors organize some activities to help the Chinese students to integrate in the academic community.
There is be a language exchange activity called Tandem. The Italian students that study Chinese meet with the Chinese students in a casual context.  
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