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Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication  Mediazione linguistica e culturale

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L-12 Liguistic mediation
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Not mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Indro Montanelli 14 - Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
Head of Studies Paola Catenaccio
Course Website Programme Description

Course Objectives

The degree programme in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation is designed to train professional figures equipped with competences of an economic, legal, sociological and cultural nature, qualified to assume cross-lingual roles within public and private bodies, schools and training institutes, firms and other working environments which require skills in linguistic and cultural mediation.

The course provides students with a solid command of at least two languages in addition to Italian, which is underpinned by a sufficient grounding in meta-linguistics, with a particular focus on specialist terminologies.

It also provides a broad, solid grounding in the main cultural spheres of the linguistic areas of study, as well as sufficient knowledge of twentieth-century Italian literature, contemporary history, sociology, law, economics, and geography.

In addition, it offers the necessary training to enable students to carry out:

  • comparative analyses of the major phenomena connected with the social systems and dynamics of intercultural communication
  • an awareness of the key facets of the principal legal systems currently in place worldwide
  • a good grasp of the primary micro-economic and macro-economic issues, through an analysis of the operations of single markets in relation to the fundamental concepts of production, exchange and consumption
  • the theoretic bases and methodologies of human geography, with particular reference to the phenomena of globalisation. 

Career and Employment

Graduates in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation can pursue careers in the following fields:

  • international relations, at both the interpersonal and corporate level (foreign relations, import/export relations; collaboration with the foreign branches of Italian firms and/or foreign branches within Italy)
  • social services and professional occupations in tourist and accommodation services
  • documentary research at the national and international level
  • the drafting of texts, in both Italian and foreign languages, such as memoranda, reports, minutes, correspondence, as well as translations in the economic, legal, sociological or cultural fields; tourist and art publishing, and in the spheres of publishing and journalism in general.

Graduates can also pursue all other occupations related to linguistic and cultural mediation in firms and within institutions, also through teaching positions.

In addition, students have the opportunity to work with international bodies and authorities, and to engage in the management of national and/or international (European and non-European) facilities and projects which require linguistic and cultural competences underpinned by a sufficient grounding in questions of a legal, economic and sociological nature.