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Department of
Humanities

Master's degree program in
Foreign Languages for International Communication and Cooperation

a.y. 2019/20

Programme Description

In order to respond in the most articulate and accurate manner to the professional demands of the working world, the second cycle degree in Foreign Languages for International Communication and Cooperation is organised around two curricula. The first is vocational (Languages for International Communication) and aims to train highly qualified professionals, able to operate at an international level with an excellent knowledge of two European languages (besides Italian); the second is linguistic and literary (European Languages, Literatures and Cultures) and aims to prepare language and literature teachers and trainers, and teachers of Italian as a second language, able to access specialized teacher training courses in the context of Italian and foreign scholastic institutions or training centres.

Graduates issuing from the vocational curriculum will be able to carry out activities in their chosen languages which require the careful elaboration and interpretation of complex textual and discursive products. They will exploit their metalinguistic skills to appropriately identify and use the stylistic and lexical registers pertaining to different professional ambits. Graduates will also possess adequate IT and telematic skills and be able to apply them within the suitable contexts of use

Graduates issuing from the linguistic-literary curriculum and working in their chosen languages, will be able to edit and revise plurilingual texts and carry out historical-critical analyses of literary texts using the appropriate specialized terminology. They will also be able to develop operational didactic methodologies for the teaching of Italian as a second language, Italian literature, and the previously selected foreign languages and literatures. Their pedagogic competences are all highly marketable in the context of scholastic teaching and training institutions.

The linguistic and historical-cultural contents differ across the two curricula. An in-depth study of political-institutional and legal-economic aspects characterizes the vocational curriculum, whereas literary-didactic aspects are awarded greater relevance within the teacher training curriculum. In both curricula, the teachings provided guarantee an appropriate grounding for present day needs in the world of culture, intercultural and business mediation and the teaching of language and literature. Graduates' competences are further enhanced by a good knowledge of the political-institutional, cultural and literary characteristics of the geopolitical areas pertaining to their chosen languages.

Throughout the degree course a careful balance is achieved between practical workshop activities and methodologies which allow students to understand and critically evaluate the contemporary world.

Degree Programme

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