The language curriculum is structured into a modular system which offers students the possibility to follow a specific learning path based on their entry level to help them achieve their target level in each of the three languages of instruction.
The modular system alternates between intensive courses (8 hours a day, 40 hours a week) during the breaks before, between, and after the semesters, and extensive courses (40 hours, 4 or 8 hours a week) during the semester.
The modular courses, which span from the A0 to C1 levels of the CEFR, have a duration of 40 hours each (1 hour of lesson = 60 minutes), so that students who begin at level A0 can reach the B2 level within 3 semesters.
This language learning model is designed to support students in attaining the target level for each of the three languages of instruction (C1, C1 and B2 for bachelor’s degrees and C1, C1 and B1 in the trilingual master’s degrees, according to the language requirements established by the University Council) in the shortest time possible.
Students must also reach an intermediate language level in the third language (level B1 or B2) in order to register for degree course exams. The language requirements and exam registration blocks are established by each degree course regulation and may differ within the same degree course depending on the year of matriculation.
The language levels reached by graduation are indicated in the Diploma Supplement.
In addition to the modular courses, the Language Centre also offers preparation courses for select international language proficiency exams, courses for administrative staff, and courses for academic staff (professors and researchers).