- native command or B2 CEFR level of Italian (Language continued program)
- nearly native command of Polish (Language beginner program)
- secondary school leaving certificate with its legalization or apostille
- certified translation into the Polish language of the certificate together with its legalization or apostille
- copy of valid visa or other document legally entitling to stay within the territory of Poland (concerns the citizens of the countries which have no visa exemption agreement with Poland)
- medical certificate allowing the candidate to study within the selected language program and mode of study
- on-line application form
- more information concerning the admission procedure
Italian Language and Literature Program is offered in four speclialisations:
- Italian for Business and Tourism Program
- Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language
- general specialisation (free choice of all available courses, with no specific professional profile)
- introduction to Polish-Italian and Italian-Polish translation
Part-time programs involve 8 weekends of classes per semester. Classes are held Saturday-Sunday, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Students sign up online for courses in September choosing time of classes, specialization courses, or the form of some courses (online or face-to-face) etc. Distance education platform provides wide possibility of attending online courses.
Italian Language and Literature Studies
Bachelor studies (1st cycle), full time;
Modes: Language beginner (from A1 level of Italian) or Language continued – within individual organization of studies for native speakers of Italian and for candidates holding an official proof of Italian language skills (for example a certificate at level B2 CEFR or higher).
The program core courses focus on practical Italian language skills within receptive skills - listening and reading comprehension and productive skills such as speaking and writing up to the level C1 CEFR. Students are equipped with practical language skills by means of various activating teaching methods applied during classed supported by rich online resources. Moreover, the students are provided with broad knowledge of Italian language and literature against a wider intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The study program includes components of literature, linguistics, culture, history, communication etc. with and a wide range of elective modules: foreign language teaching, language for business and tourism, translation and “language +language”. Responding to students’ needs, the Philological School of Higher Education offers flexible programs with a number of elective courses and various course combinations. To the advantage of both international and Polish students, in the Language continued program the majority of courses are taught entirely in Italian whereas for the Language beginner program no previous command of Italian is needed but a strong command of Polish is required (initially some academic courses are held in Italian and in Polish). Courses are delivered by highly qualified international academics supported by state-of-the-art teaching aids and solutions – mainly Moodle e-learning platform resources including the rich offer of alternative online courses and study materials.
A graduate of this program has a fluent command of Italian in speech and writing, including professional vocabulary and structures at level C1 CEFR and possesses a comprehensive knowledge in general humanities, a comprehensive knowledge of historical, cultural and literary issues of Italian-speaking countries. Graduation ensures thorough educational knowledge in the field of linguistics as well as the ability to resolve vocational dilemmas and to transfer information and skills to other fields of study. The acquired knowledge and skills may be successfully applied in a graduate's future career with respect to ethical principles.
A graduate of Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language module (TIFL), stage I-II (pre-school and primary school):
- possesses adequate education in the field of Italian methodology;
- obtains appropriate preparation for Italian teaching within major specialisation;
- is familiar with a wide range of stimulating activities supporting a teaching and educational process;
- is capable of performing duties of care and education.
Completing Italian for Business and Tourism module ensures acquisition of the following skills and knowledge:
- communication in business environment;
- increasing linguistic competence individually, especially in the area of specialist language;
- outline of macro- and microeconomics;
- conducting meetings, presentations, business correspondence;
- initiating and keeping co-operation with EU institutions.
Completing Translation module ensures acquisition of professional translation skills in Italian-Polish and Polish-Italian translation. In the framework of specialist courses main emphasis is on:
- developing and mastering practical Italian language skills;
- adequate education in the field of theory of translation;
- raising competence in the area of specialist language;
- improving techniques and strategies applied in written and oral translation.
Completing additionally the Minor Language module („Language + Language”) ensures acquisition of a thorough knowledge of the second language with an extended component of historical, cultural and literary topics. The minor language may be English, Spanish or German, depending on the number of candidates.
The acquired skills and knowledge enable graduates to work in international companies, educational sector (schools, cultural institutions etc.), in the tourist industry, in publishing and mass-media companies, local, state and EU administrative institutions, as a Italian culture promoter in cultural institutions, or as a translator.