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English language certification acknowledged by the University

English language certification acknowledged by the University

French language certification acknowledged by the University

French language certification acknowledged by the University

German language certification acknowledged by the University

German language certification acknowledged by the University

Spanish language certification acknowledged by the University

Spanish language certification acknowledged by the University

Test features

  • English Language test (A2-C2 level) is an adaptive test (the level of difficulty changes according to the answers given). It lasts 60 minutes and it focuses on listening, grammar and reading comprehension.
  • French Language test (B1 and B2 level of CEFR) is structured with questions about grammar, lexicon and language communicative functions, reading and listening. Grammar exercises focus on prepositions, adjectives, pronouns and verb conjugation (indicative, subjunctive, conditional, imperative, participle and gerund). Listening concerns the dictation of a test.
  • Spanish Language test (B1 level) concerns 25 questions about grammar, lexicon and language communicative functions. Grammar questions focus on prepositions, verb conjugation (all modes of indicative and imperative) and the transcription of numbers in letters.
  • Advanced Spanish Language test (B2 level) concerns 20 questions about grammar, lexicon and language communicative functions. Grammar questions mainly cover prepositions, prepositional phrases and verb conjugation (indicative, subjunctive, imperative).
  • German Language test (A2, B1, B2, C1 level) is the OnSET-Deutsch, which is divided in eight fill-in tests (cloze test) with a progressive level of difficulty. Information and a mock test (Beispieltest) are available on this page. We invite students not to register autonomously on Teilnehmer-Portal: the registration will be done on the day of the exam.

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Assessment of other languages (3 ECTS credits) - Humanities

The Language Centre of the University of Milan (Servizio Linguistico dell’Ateneo di Milano – SLAM) organizes for the a.y. 2016-2017 courses of French, German, Spanish language for first- and second-year students and English for first-year students of the following bachelor programmes:

- History;

- Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory (no English courses offered for this bachelor programme);

- Humanities;

- Liberal Studies in Communication (no English courses offered for this bachelor programme);

- Philosophy;

- Science of Cultural Property.

The students who already have a language certification acknowledged by the University are invited to send it to  slam@unimi.it for validation. Once the certification is validated, the student will be awarded the corresponding credits.

The students who don’t have a language certification will have to sit a computer-based placement test. The test can be taken only once during the a.y. 2016-2017.

The scores of the placement test will be performed automatically with the indication of the corresponding CEFR level. The requested levels are the following:

  • French: B1
  • Spanish: B1
  • German: A2

The students who will have obtained a score corresponding to the required level will be awarded the corresponding 3 ECTS credits and will receive a CEFR level certificate.

The students who will have obtained a lower level score will have to attend a language course. The courses will be held in the first semester of the a.y. 2017/2018.

The next test session takes place at CertLab, via Giuseppe Colombo 46, room 701, on June 14th and July 13th, 2017, according to the following schedule:

  • French language: 9 a.m.
  • Spanish language: 10:30 AM; 11:15 a.m.
  • German language: 12:00 p.m.

To attend the placement test, students must subscribe to it on the Sifa online services: Educational Services - Exam and workshop registration - Educational activities and other events.

Students with disabilities

In order to obtain the compensatory tools during SLAM tests, students with disabilities or learning difficulties (DSA) have to provide a valid certification and to send a copy at slam@unimi.it within 10 days before the exam date.

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Assessment of other languages (6 ECTS credits) - Political economic and social sciences

The Language Centre of the University of Milan (Servizio Linguistico dell'Ateneo di Milano - SLAM) will organize for the a.y. 2016-2017 courses of French, German, Spanish and American English for first- and second-year students of the following bachelor programmes:

- Political Science (SPO);

- Social sciences for globalisation (GLO).

The students who already have a language certification acknowledged by the University are invited to send it to slam@unimi.it for validation. Once the certification is validated, the student will be awarded the corresponding credits.

The students who don’t have a language certification will have to sit a computer-based placement test.

The scores of the placement test will be performed automatically with the indication of the corresponding CEFR level. The requested levels are the following:

  • French: B1
  • Spanish: B1
  • German: A2
  • American English (advanced): C1

The students who will have obtained a score corresponding to the required level will be awarded the corresponding 6 ECTS credits and will receive a CEFR level certificate.

The students who will have obtained a lower level score will have to attend a language course.

French, Spanish, German ad American English courses are held by native language speakers or equivalent level and consist in 40 hours of frontal lessons. Students will be automatically registered to the courses on the basis of the placement test. The courses will be held in the second and third trimester of the a.y. 2016/2017.

A computer-based final test will be held at the end of the course.

If the final test is passed, the student will be awarded the 6 ECTS credits and will receive a CEFR level certification.

If not, students can try again several times during the academic year.

To attend the placement test, students must subscribe to it on the Sifa online services: Educational Services - Exam and workshop registration - Educational activities and other events.

The tests take place on the following days:

French language:

  • 14 June, 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
  • 17 July, 10 a.m.

Spanish language:

  • 30 June, 2 p.m. and 2.45 p.m.
  • 17 July, 9 a.m.

English language:

  • 30 June, 3.30 p.m.
  • 17 July, 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

German language:

  • 27 June, 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
  • 17 July, 11.30 a.m.

Students with disabilities

In order to obtain the compensatory tools during SLAM tests, students with disabilities or learning difficulties (DSA) have to provide a valid certification and to send a copy at slam@unimi.it within 10 days before the exam date.

 

For further information:

slam@unimi.it

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Assessment of other languages (3 ECTS credits) - Political economic and social sciences

The Language Center of the University of Milan (Servizio Linguistico dell’Ateneo di Milano – SLAM) will manage the assessment of the advanced knowledge of English, French, German and Spanish languages for students of all degree programmes in the Political, Economic and Social Sciences area.

The students who already have a language certificate acknowledged by the University are invited to send it to slam@unimi.it for validation. Once the certificate is validated, the student will be awarded the corresponding 3 ECTS credits.

For whom does not have a language certioficate, the SLAM offers computer-based placement test.

The test will be held during the second term of the academic year 2016-2017. The scores will be provided automatically with the indication of the corresponding CEFR level. The requested levels are the following:

  • English: C1
  • French: B2
  • German: B1
  • Spanish: B2

The students who will have obtained a score corresponding to the required level will be awarded 3 ECTS credits, in accordance with the “Manifesto degli Studi” of their degree programme, and will receive a CEFR level certification.

To attend the placement test, students must subscribe to it on the Sifa online services: Educational Services - Exam and workshop registration - Educational activities and other events.

The tests take place on the following days:

French language:

  • 15 June, 10 a.m.
  • 18 July, 10 a.m.

Spanish language:

  • 15 June, 9 a.m.
  • 18 July, 9 a.m.

English language:

  • 15 June, 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.
  • 18 July, 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.

German language:

  • 15 June, 11.30 a.m.
  • 18 July, 11.30 a.m.

Students with disabilities

In order to obtain the compensatory tools during SLAM tests, students with disabilities or learning difficulties (DSA) have to provide a valid certification and to send a copy at slam@unimi.it within 10 days before the exam date.

 

For further information:

slam@unimi.it

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