The University Centre for the promotion of Italian language and culture “Chiara and Giuseppe Feltrinelli ” ( CALCIF) was born in July 2003 with the same purpose, activation and conduct , on behalf of the University – in collaboration with the Faculty , with the other departments of the concerned and with external parties that operate with the same purpose – to activities aimed at the promotion and development of knowledge of the Italian language and culture at foreigners.
In particular, the CALCIF :
a) carries out activities of language courses for students and scholars of other nationalities, including in the framework of international programs in which the University is committed ;
b) integrate, where appropriate, the activities mentioned above with a parallel activity of study and illustration of various aspects of Italian culture and civilization , from the past to the contemporary age ;
c) coordination of care and , in particular, in this perspective the international summer courses in Italian language and culture for foreigners at the Palazzo Feltrinelli Gargnano del Garda , the courses include a specific teaching of Italian language for foreigners entrusted to teachers and experts proven expertise in the field ;
d) promotes and develops , in consultation with the competent scientific and educational facilities of the University, activities and services concerning the methods and technologies of teaching Italian ;
e) promote and coordinate , in consultation with the competent scientific and educational facilities of the University, the appropriate forms of integration of its activities with those of the Italian and foreign universities operating in the Italian language and culture ;
f) promotes and develops , in consultation with the competent scientific and educational facilities of the University, as part of cultural competence , also in collaboration with public and private entities , Italian and international scientific associations with converging interests .