Tuition Questions (14) + Student Specific Questions (17)
Tuition Questions (14) + Student Specific Questions (17)
Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo for Language Mediators issues a degree equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Mediation Sciences in compliance with Ministerial Decree no. 38/2002. To learn more, click here
Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo for Language Mediators opens its doors not only to the classic professions related to the world of interpreting and translation, but also to professions that today require a high degree of specialisation. There is a wide range of professional areas and employment opportunities for language mediators. To learn more, click here
Carlo Bo’s degree course has a duration of three years, at the end of which it is possible to find jobs in the areas of language mediation and also enter Master’s Degrees courses in Conference Interpreting and Specialised Translation.
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Students will be assessed by examinations during specific sessions and continuous assessment tests (called ‘prove in itinere’) over the academic year, depending on the type of teaching. Examinations are held in three sessions throughout the academic year.
– Examinations may be written or oral, and assessment is expressed in thirtieths (30/30). The exam is considered passed if the mark is at least 18/30.
– Continuous assessment tests are a mode of testing language modules only, they are conducted with evaluations expressed in thirtieths (30/30). Students who fail continuous assessment tests must take examinations during the specific sessions. To learn more, click here
The curriculum of Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo is developed to allow for a dynamic and up-to-date education, to train men and women who are able to take on the role of Language Mediator in a structured and highly professional manner. To learn more, click here
To expand its educational offerings, Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo for Language Mediators offers the opportunity to attend extracurricular courses in Japanese, Swedish, Italian writing laboratories, and simultaneous interpreting in English, French, Spanish, and German.
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The weekly commitment includes 6 classes (90 minutes each) per week for each language, plus core subjects classes.
The entry assessment interview is prior to the start of the courses and aims to determine the language level to enter the degree course. To learn more and find out the dates of the admission test, click here
The students who passed the admission test must matriculate according to the rules for matriculation.
– Matriculations will take place in chronological order until classes have reached the maximum of students according to the number set out in each campus.
– If students do not matriculate within the timeframe, they may still apply at the end of the matriculation period if classes are still available.
– If students matriculate before awarding the school-leaving diploma, their admission is subject to confirmation. By 31 July, these students are required to confirm that they attained the diploma and must deliver it to the Student Office of SSML Carlo Bo campus they applied for.
– If students do not confirm their qualification within the terms and conditions indicated above, after having attained their school-leaving diploma, they will not be entitled to a refund of the installment paid.
The Board of Directors of Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo for Language Mediators sets out the tuition and enrollment fees upon proposal of the Steering Committee, and indicates the deadlines and procedures to submit applications for admission and matriculation. To learn more about tuition fees and charges, click here
Scholarships are reserved for newly matriculated students and/or students enrolled in years beyond the first. They are offered by competition. To learn more, click here
Graduates in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Humanities, Modern Languages and Cultures, Communication Sciences, and Tourism Sciences, benefit from the validation of exams and credits earned upon presentation of documents related to the degree awarded. For the evaluation of each individual case, however, it is advisable to contact the campus Student Office.
To confirm its commitment in the world of work and institutions, Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo for Language Mediators has entered into special agreements providing traineeships and job placements at important companies in Italy and abroad. To learn more, click here
Higher Education Institute Carlo Bo for Language Mediators has been participating in the European Union’s bilateral education and student exchange programmes for many years. There are numerous European universities and higher education institutes with which SSML Carlo Bo currently has bilateral exchange agreements. SSML Carlo Bo students also have access to mobility programmes in order to carry out educational traineeships abroad. To learn more, click here
Student Specific Questions (17)
The degree issued by SSML Carlo Bo is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Mediation Sciences and has a very important added value: it allows students to acquire professional standards and gives them the opportunity to explore the profession of language mediator on a pragmatic and functional level in line with the skills required to work as a translator and/or conference interpreter. Courses, according to the curriculum, offer the opportunity to specialise in different areas while remaining within the framework of a three-year degree programme.
SSML Carlo Bo degree gives students the opportunity to continue their studies in the area of Master’s degrees and first level Masters. Normally, students have direct access to LM94 class Master’s Degrees, in some universities (such as IULM) no admission test is required. Many students go on to study in the field of communication, marketing or economics. This demonstrates that the educational path offers remarkable versatility as well as conveying to students the ability to look at the future from a multifocal perspective, that is a true overview.
Throughout the year there are several dates for the admission test, which is essential for your access to the degree pathway. We invite you to stay tuned to our channels and institutional website where we monthly communicate the dates of the admission test, the last of which takes place in September.
The entry assessment interview is to evaluate student’s skills before the enrollment. It allows us to assess their proficiency in both English and the second language (French, German, Spanish), in addition to the Italian language and general soft skills. Students do not have to take an entry test for Arabic, Chinese, or Russian.
If students pass the entry assessment interview, they will not have to undergo other screening or general skills assessment procedures.
To be qualified for teaching, students must award a second level university degree equivalent to MA, and get the credits required by the competition class in addition to participating in selections announced nationwide by MIUR (Italy’s Ministry of Education, University, and Research).
Students have autonomy to manage their university life in such a way as to combine study and work activities. The Regulation sets out that it is necessary to attend laboratory and training activities because they are characteristic of the degree programme. Since the professionalisation of the student is a daily and gradual process that needs direct confrontation with experts and professors teaching in language laboratories, SSML Carlo Bo considers the attendance of laboratory activities very important.
We recommend you to consult the information reported on the Financial Support page of our website, where you may find detailed information, news and procedures to follow.
We are glad to inform you that further financial support is coming soon and will be reported on the abovementioned webpage.
Possession of a language certification is a very common situation among students nowadays. Certification has an important value for the student’s development in language learning but does not exempt him or her from the entry assessment interview because it constitutes an internal student assessment procedure adopted by SSML Carlo Bo for the purpose of screening students’ language and cultural competencies.
Our teaching is designed to have both Italian and native speaker teachers cooperating in the laboratory activities, thus helping students to enhance their active and passive language skills.
The choice made by SSML Carlo Bo is to return to face-to-face after the pandemic in order to ensure the best teaching and foster interchanges between students and professors. We are convinced that face-to-face teaching in the field of languages and language mediation can have a high success rate if it is delivered in the classroom, according to the standards and criteria that SSML Carlo Bo has experienced and ensured over the years.
If students do not reach the minimum level of language proficiency initially required, they are encouraged to fill their gaps and take another assessment interview in the following sessions. If they fail again, they may choose a language for which the assessment interview is not required (Arabic, Chinese, or Russian).
The academic curriculum, specialisations, services, taught courses, as well as everything else that makes up the SSML Carlo Bo educational package, is the same in all SSML Carlo Bo campuses.
It is possible to change the second language during the first year, preferably by the end of the first semester. In this way, the student is able to reach the other students’ level. It is possible to change the second language during the second or third year, but it is necessary to enroll in the year of admission to the second language course.
Our suggestion is to participate in our Open Days, get in touch with our professors and attend the training activities offered by SSML Carlo Bo in our campuses. In this way, you will have the opportunity to explore more distant cultures and languages so as to be able to make an informed choice.
More than 90% of those who award a degree at Carlo Bo are able to find a place in the job market, thanks to the fact that the training received is very versatile and allows being employed in different sectors all with a common thread: high-level proficiency in at least two foreign languages.
In practical terms, our students work not only in the field of written and oral language mediation, but also in tourism, international trade, non-profit organisations, media and interculturalism (public administration, private companies, etc.).
Courses are structured to have classes almost every day, with time slots in the morning and in the afternoon. Each campus follows a class schedule in which there may be small differences with respect to the beginning and end of the teaching day, or the length of lunch break. In general, courses occupy the entire week (Monday to Friday) and involve assiduous and constant class attendance. This is the only way to learn and be aware of the day by day progress achieved in technical and language skills.
For those who have already earned CFUs at other universities or attended recognisable educational activities, we recommend submitting an application for evaluation. It will allow ascertaining official recognition in a short time and enabling the student to receive specific approval.
In the presence of necessary conditions, the student will be recognised the credits accrued for the same subjects taught at SSML Carlo Bo, for which he or she has already taken the examination and earned credits in another university