Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation

Degree programme

Programme type Laurea (First cycle degree/Bachelor - 180 ECTS)
Academic Year 2017/2018
General policies and regulations D.M. 270
Code 8059
Degree Programme Class L-12 - Applied languages
Years in which the programme is being held I, II e III
Teaching mode Traditional lecture (classroom-taught)
Admission typology Restricted access
Place of teaching Forlì
Degree Type Multiple degree
Inter-University programme UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Degree Programme Director Licia Reggiani
Teachers Teachers
Language Italian

Programme profile

Specific learning outcomesof the Programme

The degree programme in “Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation” aims to provide an appropriate level of knowledge of the methods, cultural andscientific content and skills pertaining to the study of foreign languages,language mediation, liaison interpreting and translation, in line with Italianand EU legislation.

More specifically, graduates in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediationwill acquire the following competencies and skills:

- Inter-linguistic and intercultural communication skills in Italian andat least three foreign languages;

- Practical translation skills and oral/written language mediationskills;

- Knowledge of the relevant culture, literature, economics, law,sociology and history;

- The ability to use communication and information management tools;

- The ability to operate autonomously and to blend quickly and effectivelyinto their future professional environments.

The main components of the curriculum include:

1) Practice inItalian and 3 foreign languages (language 1 is the one the student took theadmission test in; languages 2 and 3 are chosen by the student upon registration),designed to develop:

- Language andcommunication skills and the ability to use them both orally and in writtenform;

- Cultural andintercultural knowledge and understanding applied to the comprehension andproduction of oral discourse and written texts;

- The theory andmethodology needed to channel and develop the knowledge, competencies andskills acquired during the degree, in particular the ability to learn andindependence of judgment.

2) Practicein Italian and two foreign languages (languages 1 and 2) designed to develop:

- Advanced ICT skills and a high level of competencein intercultural and inter-linguistic mediation;

- The application of this expertise to the techniquesof translation and liaison interpreting.

3) Training in Italian and two foreign languagesdesigned to develop skills and knowledge of a historical/cultural,economic/legal, literary, intercultural and socio-anthropological nature; allof which form an indispensable interdisciplinary background for the studentsand also contribute to the acquisition of a learning method and the developmentof independence of judgment.

4) Training activities:

- As chosen by students to enrich and complete theirinterdisciplinary training via an individual curriculum;

- A vocational internshipwith an Italian or foreign company, institution or university, designed toapply and supplement the skills and competencies acquired during the degreeprogramme by applying them in a genuine professional context.

More information

A Moodle platform is used internally for exchanging texts, teaching and study materials and exercises aswell as for communication between students and lecturers, in e-learning mode.


In addition, an agreementexists with SDL-Trados to offer students opportunities to learn to use thispopular CAT tool and become certified users. Thanks to this collaboration, students have the opportunity to become familiar with technological advancements and professional best practices in the fields of translation, terminology management and quality assurance, and to become part of the community of professional translators.


Expected learning outcomes

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The study programme includes a 100-hour curricular internship to be carriedout generally during the second year with companies, translation and event management agencies, etc., in Italy or abroad. Internships, for which specific agreements with the professional partners are made either on the School's orthe student's initiative, provide valuable chances for students to get acquainted with the world of work.

The Internship Committee is Chaired by Rachele Antonini, with administrative support from Cinzia Postacchini.

Since internships are crucial for providing guidance to students for their future career, the Internship Committee cooperates closely with the School Career Committee.

Academic coordinator for internships: Rachele Antonini (

Contact: Cinzia Postacchini
Phone: 0543/374145

Internship Link:

Extra-curricular activities

Each year, lectures, seminars and workshops are given by lecturers, scholars, professionals and stakeholders coming from Italy and abroad. All these initiatives are hosted in Forlì by the School of Languages and Literatures, Translation and Interpreting ( and by the Department for Interpreting and Translation - DIT (

Since 1992, every year students and lecturers stage an end-of-year theatre performance in the various languagestaught: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak and Spanish. While not compulsory, this drama activity has gained importance over the years for its potential in fostering students' linguistic and communication skills and cultural awareness.

International mobility

A Foreign Student Office is available to inform, coordinate and manage exchange opportunities with foreign institutions in the framework of the Erasmus Plus, Overseas, as well as other international mobility agreements.

The Erasmus Plus Programme provides opportunities to study abroad at many European universities for periods between 3 and 12 months.


Through the Overseas exchange programme students can spend a period of study at non-European universities (in the U.S.A., Canada, Russia, Australia, Japan, etc.) with which the University of Bologna has specific agreements.

Delegate for International Relations of the Interpreting and Translation Department:

Prof. Rafael LozanoMiralles

Contact for student mobility and international relations:

Valentina Bono

Elena Zaccheroni


Patrizia Palotti

Final examination

Execution of the final test

The purpose of the final test is to assess whether all skills and competences requested for language mediators have been duly acquired with thisstudy path. The final test contemplates the preparation of a written piece ofwork under the guidance of a supervisor and approved by the Graduation Committee. The topic chosen for this piece of work must be related to the teaching content of the Degree Course or to other personal interests of the student. The graduation ceremony is held in public at a later stage and degrees will be conferred individually with the indication of the final mark assigned by the Graduation Committee.

Access to further study

This degree gives access to second level degree courses (specialized/magistrale degree) and to second level Master courses.

Career opportunities

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Contact details

Course information (study programmes, timetables, exam schedules, etc.): Teaching Secretariat, Corso della Repubblica 136, Forlì:

Valentina Bono, Renzo Fiorini, Camilla Mariani, Valentina Porcellini, Elisabetta Tassinari, Elena Zaccheroni


Phone: 0543/374505 (during opening hours)


Career guidance:

Clelia Morigi
Phone: 0543/374507