English Language 1 includes a written exam and an oral discussion. The final mark is derived from the averaged total, between 18/30 (minimum) and 30/30 (maximum). Although the written exam and the oral discussion can be carried out in different exam sessions (Summer, Autumn, Winter), the exam must be completed within 12 months.
Written exam sessions: May, September, January.
The exam is divided up into the following sections:
A. Listening: a 10-minute audio file (interview, documentary or discussion) followed by 10 closed-ended questions (multiple choice, matching) and 10 open-ended questions;
B. Reading: an original text of about 900 words followed by 15 between multiple-choice questions and open-ended questions concerning content and lexis;
C. Writing: writing of a short paragraph of about 150 words whose title deals with the topic of the Reading passage.
D. Use of Englis: multiple choice cloze (20 gaps, 250 words).
The oral exam is divided up into two parts:
1. Oral skills (Accertamento linguistico): oral presentation and discussion on 3 films and 10 short stories, based on materials provided during the practical language classes (esercitazioni linguistiche). The choice of film and story will be made by the examiner.
2. Course oral exam (corso ufficiale): In order to access the oral part of the exam, the students must take a computerised test concerning the phonology, morphology/lexis and grammar modules. The test is held at each oral call and the passing of ALL ITS PARTS IN THE SAME session is decisive for accessing the oral part of the monographic course. Finally, the students will be required to read and understand short texts in IPA transcription.
For attending students, end-of-course mid-term assessment is available. Marks will be valid until Februry 2023. Mid-term assessment will include:
- Computerized test on the three teaching units
- Oral skills (accertamento linguistico, end of May)
WRITTEN EXAM ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (May, September, January)
In order to pass the written exam, all its parts must be passed (listening, reading, writing, use of English).
1. 50% deriving from:
- main course computerized exam (mid-term assessment alternatively);
- IPA reading
2. 50% deriving from:
- written exam
- oral skills
The final mark is the result of the two averaged totals in 1. and 2. marked out of 30. If unhappy with the exam grade, the students can decide to resit the exam.
International students or Erasmus students are kindly suggested to contact their lecturer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who have special needs (DSA), should contact the 'Segreterie studenti'.