English assessment B1 (2 ECTS)

A.Y. 2021/2022
Learning objectives
Attaining B1 level according to the he Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Expected learning outcomes
Reading: understanding texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday language; understanding the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Listening: understanding the main points of a clear standard speech on familiar matters; understanding the main points of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal interest as long as the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
Reading and listening activities are scheduled in addition to the following topics: Present simple and continuous, Past simple and continuous, Present perfect, Comparatives and superlatives, Predictions, First and second conditional, Obligations, Verb patterns, Future intentions, Used to, Present simple and Past simple passive, Present continuous for future arrangements, Phrasal verbs, Question tags.

Attendance: compulsory

Important: Students of the program Erasmus+ incoming must contact the Language Centre of the University through Infostudenti Service by selecting SLAM.
Prerequisites for admission
Students who attained a level lower than B1 at the Placement Test will have to attend the course.
Teaching methods
The course consists of in-person learning and self-study on the online platform.
Teaching Resources
Pearson New Language Leader pre-Intermediate and Pearson MyEnglishLab online platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
To be admitted to the end-of-course test students must have attended at least 75% of the course and complete at least 75% of the exercises on the online platform by the end of the course.

The assessment is computer-based. Students will have to sit for the test one week after the end of the course. It consists of three parts:

1. Listening: 2 listenings
2. Reading: 2 readings
3. Language: 2 grammar exercises and 2 exercises of vocabulary.

Students who do not attain the level required by their degree program can sit for the test up to five times within their academic career.

Students with disabilities or with specific learning disabilities (SLDs) must contact SLAM through Infostudenti Service in order to receive special arrangements and support for the exam. (Students with disabilities: 50% of extra time; Students with SLDs 30%)
- University credits: 2
Language assessment: 0 hours