Bachelor's Degree in LANGUAGE MEDIATION

Degree course in italian
SCIENZA E TECNICA DELLA MEDIAZIONE LINGUISTICA
Degree course
LANGUAGE MEDIATION
Title
Bachelor's Degree
MIUR Class
Classe delle lauree in Mediazione linguistica - L-12 (DM270)
Length
3 years
Credits
180
Department
HUMANITIES
Website
http://www.letterelinguebbcc.unisalento.it/758
Language
ITALIAN
Location
Lecce
Academic year
2022/2023
Type of access/Available places
Limited access course
Career opportunities
3.3.1.4.0 - Corrispondenti in lingue estere e professioni assimilate
3.4.1.1.0 - Tecnici delle attività ricettive e professioni assimilate

Course description

Limited entry by written multiple-choice exam, which tests English, Italian (grammar and style) as well as Italian-English-Italian translation, knowledge of Geography and History. Maximum 150 places including 15 places for non-EU students. Exceptionally for the year 2020 the test was based on school results. Check on the website for updates.

Prerequisites for the entrance exam are secondary school certification or equivalent. Students will be tested at a B2 level for English, and C2 level for Italian. Non-Italian students will be tested with an oral exam and will be expected to have a minimum of a B2 level. Students may enter the course even if their level is not fully at the levels expected if there are still places available. In this case they will have to pass an “OFA” exam in their area(s) of weakness within the 1st year. For further information see the admission test regulations (bando).

Campus/Location Polo Urbano, Lecce Codacci Pisanelli Edificio ex-Sperimentale (via Calasso) Edificio Buon Pastore (via Taranto)

Graduates will either continue to specialise following the Master’s course in Translation and Interpretation or will start careers in any profession requiring specific language competence, such as: - tourism (guiding, travel agency, hotel reception) - conference, events (organiser, translator/interpreter) - company (import/export, human relations, in-house translator) - community interpreting/translating - editorial/publishing (proof-reading)

Academic coordinator: Prof. David Katan Staff coordinator: dott.ssa Anna Maria Giannuzzi

The course provides language and communication skills for the translation/interpretation and cultural mediation sectors. Students study 3 languages. English is obligatory with 7 exams: 3 Language, 3 translation and 1 Theory of Translation. 2nd and 3rd languages both have 3 language and translation exams 2nd language choice is between French, Spanish Russian, Chinese Turkish and Hebrew 3rd language is between German, Portuguese/Brazilian, Arabic, Japanese and Albanian. The final language level will depend on the language chosen. In general expected levels will be B2/C1 for the main European languages, and between A2 and B1 for the other languages. Plus an extra language and translation exam in 1 of the following: French, Spanish, Russian, German or English. All the languages also have mother-tongue teacher courses for the full 3 years Other exams include foreign literature, Italian language, Italian literature, Semiotics, General Linguistics, History, IT and an internship

Students write a thesis, which may be written in the language of their choice (after consultation with their supervisor), but will always have a 1 page abstract in Italian. The student may choose their supervisor from within the course, and the subject of the thesis itself may cover any subject that is clearly linked with the study or work experience within the curriculum. The expected length is 25-30 pages (2000 characters/page), but may vary according to the content and the language.

Course modules

PERCORSO ALBANOFONI

ENGLISH LITERATURE (L-LIN/10)

9 credits - Compulsory

ALBANIAN I (L-LIN/18)

6 credits - Compulsory

ARABIC I (L-OR/12)

6 credits - Optional

JAPANESE I (L-OR/22)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH I

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH I (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

PORTUGUESE I (L-LIN/09)

6 credits - Optional

GERMAN I (L-LIN/14)

6 credits - Optional

ITALIAN (L-FIL-LET/12)

12 credits - Compulsory

LINGUISTICS (L-LIN/01)

9 credits - Compulsory

IT SKILLS (INF/01)

6 credits - Compulsory

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN (L-FIL-LET/11)

9 credits - Compulsory

ALBANIAN II (L-LIN/18)

6 credits - Compulsory

JAPANESE II (L-OR/22)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH II (L-LIN/12)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH II (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

PORTUGUESE II (L-LIN/09)

6 credits - Optional

GERMAN II (L-LIN/14)

6 credits - Optional

PLACEMENT (NN)

6 credits - Compulsory

LANGUAGE GEOGRAPHY (M-GGR/01)

9 credits - Compulsory

ALBANIAN III (L-LIN/18)

6 credits - Compulsory

ARABIC III (L-OR/12)

6 credits - Optional

JAPANESE III (L-OR/22)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH III (L-LIN/12)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH III (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

PORTUGUESE III (L-LIN/09)

6 credits - Optional

GERMAN III (L-LIN/14)

6 credits - Optional

FINAL EXAM (PROFIN_S)

7 credits - Compulsory

PERCORSO STANDARD

FRENCH LITERATURE I (L-LIN/03)

9 credits - Optional

English Literature I (L-LIN/10)

9 credits - Optional

Spanish Literature I (L-LIN/05)

9 credits - Optional

German literature I (L-LIN/13)

9 credits - Optional

ALBANIAN I (L-LIN/18)

6 credits - Optional

ARABIC I (L-OR/12)

6 credits - Optional

CHINESE I (L-OR/21)

6 credits - Optional

FRENCH I (L-LIN/04)

6 credits - Optional

JAPANESE I (L-OR/22)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH I (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

PORTUGUESE I (L-LIN/09)

6 credits - Optional

RUSSIAN I (L-LIN/21)

6 credits - Optional

SPANISH I (L-LIN/07)

6 credits - Optional

GERMAN I (L-LIN/14)

6 credits - Optional

TURKISH I (L-OR/13)

6 credits - Optional

ITALIAN (L-FIL-LET/12)

12 credits - Compulsory

LINGUISTICS (L-LIN/01)

9 credits - Optional

SEMIOTICS (M-FIL/05)

9 credits - Optional

RUSSIAN STUDIES (M-STO/03)

9 credits - Optional

ORIENTAL STUDIES (L-OR/21)

9 credits - Optional

EN-IT TRANSLATION (L-LIN/12)

6 credits - Compulsory

IT SKILLS (INF/01)

6 credits - Compulsory

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN (L-FIL-LET/11)

9 credits - Compulsory

ALBANIAN II (L-LIN/18)

6 credits - Optional

CHINESE II (L-OR/21)

6 credits - Optional

JAPANESE II (L-OR/22)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH II (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

PORTUGUESE II (L-LIN/09)

6 credits - Optional

RUSSSIAN II (L-LIN/21)

6 credits - Optional

SPANISH II (L-LIN/07)

6 credits - Optional

GERMAN II (L-LIN/14)

6 credits - Optional

TURKISH II (L-OR/13)

6 credits - Optional

Contemporary history (M-STO/04)

9 credits - Compulsory

PLACEMENT (NN)

6 credits - Compulsory

EN-IT-EN TRANSLATION (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

LANGUAGE GEOGRAPHY (M-GGR/01)

9 credits - Compulsory

ALBANIAN III (L-LIN/18)

6 credits - Optional

ARABIC III (L-OR/12)

6 credits - Optional

CHINESE III (L-OR/21)

6 credits - Optional

FRENCH III (L-LIN/04)

6 credits - Optional

JAPANESE III (L-OR/22)

6 credits - Optional

ENGLISH III (L-LIN/12)

9 credits - Compulsory

PORTUGUESE III (L-LIN/09)

6 credits - Optional

RUSSIAN III (L-LIN/21)

6 credits - Optional

SPANISH III (L-LIN/07)

6 credits - Optional

GERMAN III (L-LIN/14)

6 credits - Optional

TURKISH III (L-OR/13)

6 credits - Optional

FINAL EXAM (PROFIN_S)

7 credits - Compulsory

ENGLISH TRANSLATION (L-LIN/12)

6 credits - Optional