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Info 2023/2024

Duration 3 years
CFU 180
Class L-12
Access Admission test
Available places EU Students: 100
Non-EU Students: 6
Locations GENOVA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme DOMENICO LOVASCIO
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
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The course in brief


The Course in Theories and Techniques of Interlingual Mediation is a programmed number course-with an admission test-with classes not exceeding 40 students. The course aims to provide solid written and oral skills in Italian and in two foreign languages, chosen from French, English, Spanish, Russian and German, as well as a good knowledge of related cultures. The course also provides for the acquisition of basic knowledge in the legal and economic disciplines relevant to service industry activities.

Learning by doing

The course provides gradual and intensive training in the specific techniques of interlingual mediation and a mandatory semester abroad in the third year.

Offers the opportunity to participate in several practical seminars on mediation and internships with companies, public bodies and European institutions.

Professional outlets

The graduate in Theories and Techniques of Interlingual Mediation can work as:

  • business negotiation language mediator
  • in the tourism industry
  • in public institutions as a foreign national relations officer
  • in institutions with national and international relations.

What you will learn

translation and mediation

speaking, understanding, reading, writing, interacting, communicating and mediating

applied linguistics

Phonology and phonetics, morphology, syntax, pragmatics

Italian linguistics

With hands-on writing workshop

foreign literatures and cultures

literature, film, art, culture

geography, law, economics

Human geography, EU law, economics of the territory, business, tourism system

foreign language

You will stay a semester in a foreign country whose language you will study


The Course of Study in Theories and Techniques of Interlingual Mediation provides adequate language-cultural knowledge and skills in two foreign languages, in contrastive approach with Italian, and training in the techniques and skills of interlingual mediation.
Languages of study can be chosen from:

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • German

Educational activities include lectures, seminars, laboratory exercises, distance learning modules, internships and stay abroad.

In the three-year course, specific translation skills are developed: communicative, extralinguistic, switching, instrumental and professional. In addition, the course provides basic knowledge in geographical, economic and legal disciplines.

All of the language courses thus aim to develop the consolidation and enrichment of oral and written expression, comprehension, mediation and interaction skills in Italian and foreign languages, metalinguistic reflection skills, translation and mediation skills in non-specialized fields.

Each year two language combinations are not allowed due to timetable constraints. Currently, Spanish-German combination is not possible.


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Welcome to the Course in Theories and Techniques of Interlingual Mediation, which can open a window for you into foreign languages and cultures and the world of translation through the scientific and professional expertise of our faculty and your experiences abroad.

Elena Errico

Where we are

Course Location
Palazzo Serra
Piazza S. Sabina 2
16124 Genova

In the course venue you will find faculty offices, administrative offices and the library.

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Learning Support Unit Manager - RUD

Humanities Single Student Desk
Via Balbi 4 - ground floor
16126 Genova
+39 010 209 51690