Language Policy

Introduction

Internationalization is a priority to eCampus University. The main target of the internationalization strategy of the University is that of improving the quality of the mobility projects both in quantitative and qualitative terms. In this regard, eCampus University has enstablished a Committee on International Relations and Erasmus which has the task of coordinating all the international activities involving the University for research and didactics. In specific, the committee has the task of managing the third-party agreements and of supporting and verifying european and international mobility strategies. 

The University Language Centre, currently in the process of being realized, will have a key role in making the realization of the present Language Policy possible. The academic policy of linguistic promotion does not regard only the students: eCampus University promotes language acquisition for the whole teaching and administrative staff and encourages mobility towards its partner Universities.

Incoming students and personnel

The incoming students and personnel will have full access to the eCampus University support service, including the personal tutoring. When they will arrive to eCampus University, the foreign guests will meet the members of the Italian Language team, who will evaluate the linguistic necessities of the incoming students and the researchers in order to provide a personalised learning support. As a matter of fact, eCampus University, intends to support an efficient language learning process, as well as an academic use of the languages. In this regard eCampus guarantees a complete language learning programme aimed at students and international researchers. The italian language courses are arranged at various levels, so that the students can have the opportunity to consolidate their writing and verbal skills through conversation, written composition and oral comprehension exercises - and more generally with an approach based on the communicative function of language. Furthermore, we organize English courses for the students who are willing to attend to an intensive preparatory programme. 

Outgoing students and personnel

eCampus University ensures that the outgoing personnel shall have the linguistic competences specified by the host institution in the Erasmus agreement. Before their departure, the participants in the programs who does not have proficiency in English or in the language of the country they are about to reach for their Erasmus experience (we offer courses based on different levels for the following languages: French, Spanish, German, English) need to pass courses or modules organized by eCampus so that they will be able to communicate both during their academic activities and everyday life (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: at least a B1 level for the first cycle – Bachelor – for the students and the administrative staff; at least a B2 level for teachers and researchers).

On the basis of the Erasmus programmes, the mobility of teachers and researchers will be promoted through financial support, assistance and activity recognition.

The work activity and the marks acquired during the study period abroad shall be considered valid for the study path of provenance, since you will study in  accordance with the Erasmus agreement between your university of provenance and the host one. The european credit system (ECTS) was enstablished by the European Commission in order to guarantee the common recognition procedures for the universitary study abroad and to simplify the mobility of students in Europe.