Language proficiency

News about SLAM language courses and tests

Notice of 1st December 2020

L2 ITALIAN LANGUAGE  SPECIAL TEST FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADMITTED UNDER RESERVE TO THE MASTER'S DEGREE COURSE IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (REL) - CURRICULA IN  ITALIAN (A e B)

Due to the recent provisions laid down in the Decree of the Prime Minister into force from 6th November, international assessment exams have been cancelled, not only at our University, but also in Lombardy as well as throughout Italy.

For this reason, the SLAM Centre has decided to organise ONE special Italian entry test session dedicated to the international candidates for the Master's degree course in International Relations - A e B curricula - who have been admitted under reserve seen that they have not met the Italian language requirement yet and cannot sit an international assessment exam at the moment.

This dedicated test is taking place on  21st December at 2.30 p.m..

The interested candidates will have to meet the following requirements:

-     own a computer and a smartphone;

-     have a functioning internet connection;

-     download the Zoom application both on computer and on smartphone:

-     own a webcam and headphones.

In order to register for the test, please send an email to italian.courses@unimi.it by 15th December 2020 , attaching the registration receipt to an international assessment exam session which has been cancelled to the COVID-19 emergency, together with the scan of an identification document (driving licence/ID car/passport).

The message subject line must be the following: “Iscrizione sessione straordinaria test italiano L2 ammissione REL”

All registration requests will be verified and then the eligible registered candidates will be sent a reply with all the instructions in order to sit the test remotely.

 

Notice of 24th November 2020

SOON-TO-BE GRADUATES

Due to the recent provisions laid down in the Decree of the Prime Minister into force from 6th November, international assessment exams have been cancelled, not only at our University, but also in Lombardy as well as throughout Italy.

For this reason, the SLAM Centre has decided to organize two special English test sessions dedicated to soon-to-be graduates in the sessions of November, December and January who did not manage to sit an international assessment exam, even if they are SLAM silent or decayed students.

The second session is taking place on

·         11th December 2020, h 10.00 a.m.

Students will have to meet the following terms and conditions:

-be enrolled in a degree course for an academic year managed by SLAM;

-be a soon-to-be graduate, i.e. no more than 2 exams left in addition to the English language assessment or the OFA+English language exam);

The interested students will have to meet these requirements, too:

-own a computer and a smartphone;

-have a functioning internet connection;

-download the Zoom application both on computer and smartphone;

-own a webcam and earphones;

-register through the new InformaStudenti platform, "Language Test" category, by 4th December 2020, attaching one single document which includes your registration receipt to an international assessment exam session –which has been cancelled - and your color scanned/photographed identification document (driving licence/ID card/passport, currently valid). The message subject line must be the following:‘Iscrizione sessione straordinaria laureandi + the chosen date’.

All registered students will be sent a reply through InformaStudenti with the ID code to enter the Zoom meeting online.

This code will have to be entered both on your computer and on your smartphone. Once you are in the meeting, your smartphone will have to be positioned so as the SLAM member of staff can control your test workstation via camera.

You will use your computer to sit the test whereas your smartphone will be used as a control camera exclusively.

Please note that the test can be sat only once.

Notice of 10th November 2020

MASTER’S DEGREE STUDENTS ADMITTED UNDER RESERVE - DEDICATED ENGLISH TEST SESSION

Due to the recent provisions laid down in the Decree of the Prime Minister into force from 6th November, international assessment exams have been cancelled, not only at our University, but also in Lombardy as well as throughout Italy.

For this reason, the SLAM Centre has decided to organize ONE special English entry test session dedicated to master’s degree course candidates who have been admitted under reserve seen that they have not met the English language requirement yet.

All the students who did not manage to sit an international assessment exam privately will have the opportunity to register for the dedicated test session organized by SLAM which is taking place on 21st December 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

The interested candidates will have to meet these requirements, too:

-own a computer and a smartphone;

-have a functioning internet connection;

-download the Zoom application both on computer and on smartphone;

-own a webcam and earphones;

-register through the new InformaStudenti platform, "Language Test" category, by 15th December 2020, attaching one single document which includes your registration receipt to an international assessment exam session –which has been cancelled - and your color scanned/photographed identification document (driving licence/ID card/passport, currently valid).

The message subject line must be the following: ‘Iscrizione sessione straordinaria ammissioni magistrali’.

All registration requests will be verified and then the eligible registered candidates will be sent a reply through InformaStudenti with the ID code to enter the Zoom meeting online.

This code will have to be entered both on your computer and on your smartphone. Once you are in the meeting, your smartphone will have to be positioned so as the SLAM member of staff can control your test workstation via camera.

You will use your computer to sit the test whereas your smartphone will be used as a control camera exclusively.

Please note that the test can be sat only once.

 

Notice of 5th November 2020

In the light of the Decree of the Prime Minister and of the Decree of the Rector of the University of Milan, both into force from 6th November to 3rd December, SLAM activities are to be modified as follows.

PLACEMENT TEST

All PT sessions scheduled in classroom (room 700 and SLAM IT rooms) between 9th November and 3rd December have been cancelled. They are going to be run remotely according to dates and modalities which will be communicated in the following weeks.

PLACEMENT TEST FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES OR SLDs

PT sessions originally scheduled in classroom on 27th November and 4th December will be run remotely on the same days and at the same time. The registered students will receive an email with all information in the following days.

LANGUAGE COURSES

All language courses continue remotely.

END OF COURSE TEST

ENGLISH and ITALIAN end of course tests will be run remotely. The relevant calendars will be sent via email in due time.

ADDITIONAL TRIES

The ENGLISH additional tries session in December will be run remotely according to modalities which will be communicated via email in due time.

ENGLISH ENTRY TESTS

As of now, the English entry test for MASS students scheduled on 10th December remains unchanged seen that this date is not included in the time period affected by the Decrees.

OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS

French, Spanish and German tests, both basic and advanced level, originally scheduled in classroom on 13th and 20th November will be run remotely on the same day and at the same time, according to modalities which will be communicated to the registered students via email in the following days.

CAMBRIDGE EXAMS

Cambridge exams scheduled on 7th, 14th and 21st November and on 1st, 2nd and 3rd December have been cancelled and, in compliance with the provisions laid down by Cambridge Assessment English, cannot be run remotely.

CELI EXAMS

The CELI exam session originally scheduled on 23rd November has been rescheduled on 9th December and will take place in via S. Sofia 11.

SOON-TO-BE GRADUATES

Due to the recent provisions laid down in the Decree of the Prime Minister into force from 6th November, international assessment exams have been cancelled, not only at our University, but also in Lombardy as well as throughout Italy.

For this reason, the SLAM Centre has decided to organize two special English test sessions dedicated to soon-to-be graduates in the sessions of November, December and January who did not manage to sit an international assessment exam, even if they are SLAM silent or decayed students.

The first session is taking place on

·         19th November 2020, h 10.00 a.m.

Students will have to meet the following terms and conditions:

-be enrolled in a degree course for an academic year managed by SLAM;

-be a soon-to-be graduate, i.e. no more than 2 exams left in addition to the English language assessment or the OFA+English language exam);

The interested students will have to meet these requirements, too:

-own a computer and a smartphone;

-have a functioning internet connection;

-download the Zoom application both on computer and smartphone;

-own a webcam and earphones;

-register through the new InformaStudenti platform, "Language Test" category, by 15th November 2020, attaching one single document which includes your registration receipt to an international assessment exam session –which has been cancelled - and your color scanned/photographed identification document (driving licence/ID card/passport, currently valid). The message subject line must be the following:‘Iscrizione sessione straordinaria laureandi + the chosen date’.

All registered students will be sent a reply through InformaStudenti with the ID code to enter the Zoom meeting online.

This code will have to be entered both on your computer and on your smartphone. Once you are in the meeting, your smartphone will have to be positioned so as the SLAM member of staff can control your test workstation via camera.

You will use your computer to sit the test whereas your smartphone will be used as a control camera exclusively.

Please note that the test can be sat only once.

SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre organises language tests and courses for both Italian and international students, in particular:

  • Entry tests, Placement tests and English courses for freshmen: Compulsory for those students who do not have a language certificate at a level which is equal to higher than that required by their degree course. 
  • Tests and courses for entry-level and advanced French, Spanish, German and Anglo-American/advanced English:  ​​​​Compulsory for those students whose degree programme include a further foreign language assessment, i.e. areas of Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Humanities. 
  • Tests and courses for English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German for students who apply for European and extra-European mobility programmes.
  • Italian language for foreigners tests and courses 
    Open to international students, Erasmus+ incoming students, PhD students and visiting professors.

The University of Milan is also an Exam Centre for a variety of international language certificates involving SLAM and other university facilities.

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