Department of Language Sciences, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Venice/ Italy

Bachelor Linguistic and Cultural Mediation

The programme gives students the language base and the economic-legal knowledge needed to carry out activities inherent to relations between the European area and Chinese-, Spanish- or English-speaking countries, e.g. management of economic-cultural exchange processes. Two curricula available: Chinese-English and Spanish-English. Available languages: Chinese, Cantonese, Spanish, English.


This First Cycle Degree Programme is characterised by a technical approach to the study of languages and to oral and written mediation. The programme includes linguistic-cultural courses, including: liaison interpreting in the two main languages (English and Spanish); elements of international law and business administration. As for linguistic courses, attendance is compulsory. The degree programme is based on innovative teaching methods, including the use of language and IT laboratories. It also requires students to spend a semester in Spain.

Scholarships for graduates will be available in Spain (Tandem Escuela Internacional de Madrid).

Occupational profiles

First-cycle graduates may work as interpreters, experts of commercial relations with domestic and international markets, translators, tour guides, cultural mediators and linguistic mediators in schools.

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Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 1838 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 4756 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36  months
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  • English
  • Italian
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content


Attendance is compulsory for language, general linguistics, liaison interpreting and translation courses.

Examination assessment and graduation

The educational activities include classroom teaching, workshops and internships, in order to acquire wide-ranging skills that can be readily transferable into the world of work.
Knowledge acquired by students will be assessed through written and oral exams during the entire university career.

The degree exam consists in preparing a paper/thesis, evaluated according to methods similar to those of written exams but not in the presence of the student. The supervisor may require an oral discussion of the paper/thesis, in case he/she considers it to be necessary.

Access to further studies

Specialist Master’s Programmes (1st level) and Second Cycle Degree Programmes


Admission is subjected to a linguistic-cultural and aptitude test aimed at assessing the level of English knowledge (at least level B1), as well as of Italian language and general education relating to the history and geography of Spanish-speaking countries. The call for selection will be published soon.

Places available

Limited places: 77 places available.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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