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2014-2015 A.Y.
Bachelor Programs



3.13.
Method of choosing foreign languages

The choice of foreign languages follows the same criteria for both first and second languages. This depends on:

  • the language of instruction of the Bachelor Program class group: Italian or English; 
  • the native language of the student: chosen languages must be different from the student's native language.

If students have more than one mother tongue language (e.g., coming from or residing in a multilanguage Country or living with parents from two different nationalities) they must choose one language as their mother tongue language for the whole duration of their studies.

English is always taken as the first language for students who are not English native speakers and it is:

  • compulsory for class groups taught in Italian;
  • optional for class groups taught in English.

Italian can be taken as either the first or second language for students who are not Italian native speakers and it is: 

  • compulsory for class groups taught in English;
  • optional for class groups taught in Italian.


The table below shows first and second language availability:

 

First language

Second language

Study Program in Italian

English(*)

French - Italian - Portuguese (***) - Spanish - German

Study Program in English(**)

French - English - Italian - Portuguese (***) - Spanish - German

French - Italian - Portuguese (***) - Spanish - German

(*) Students whose mother tongue is English must choose from the other curricular languages.
(**) For students whose mother tongue is not Italian, one of the two languages must be Italian.
(***) Notice that in the 2014-15 academic year the Portuguese language no longer offers teaching nor Bocconi exam: it is only possible to register in the study plan one of the international certifications recognised by the University. Materials for individual study are available at www.unibocconi.eu/languagecenter in Self-Study > Online materials.

Course codes for students initially enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year

Language

First language

Second language

Exam of 1st year

Exam of 2nd year

French

30302

30307

English

30301

 

Italian

30303

30308

Portoguese

30304

30309

Spanish

30305

30310

German

30306

30311


Course codes for students initially enrolled from the 2010-2011 to the 2013-2014

Language

First language  

 

Second language 

1st year exam 

2nd year exam 

3rd year exam

 

French

30124

30130

30232

 

English

30123

30129

-

 

Italian

30125

30131 

30233

 

Portuguese

30126

30132

30234

 

Spanish

30127

30133

39235

 

German

30128

30134

30236

 

First-year students will have English assigned automatically as their first language in their study plan.

English native speakers students must change the language when they finalize enrolment at Punto Blu by 30 September 2014

English non-native speakers students enrolled in Bachelor Programs taught in English  can change the first language when they finalize enrolment via Punto Blu by 30 September  2014.

Any successive changes of languages can be made between 08 - 20 January 2015 via Punto Blu. Students are advised to start following the teaching activities of their preferred language which they intend to add to their study plan as soon as possible and carry out the change of the foreign language in the first available period to change the study plan.

Students choose their second language when enrolling in the year of studies in which the course is positioned.


Last change 23/07/2014 15:59