Humanities Bachelor's degree courses: assessment of a European Union language (3 credits)

SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre manages 3-credit language proficiency tests of one of the languages of the European Union - French, Spanish and German - for students of Liberal Studies in Communication. Philosophy, Humanities, Human Science of Environment, Landscape and Territory and Philosophical Sciences students can choose this language proficiency as an elective activity, according to their programme.

The required levels are the following:

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

Students who already hold a language certificate among those accepted by the University, earned for no more than 3 years at the time of submission and at a level equal to or higher than that required, can ask for its validation by uploading it through the InformaStudenti platform, 'language test' category.

Those who do not hold a valid language certificate will have to take an entry-level test in one of the languages they have chosen. Students are not allowed to sit the test in more than one language.

Entry-level tests in French, Spanish and German take place between October and February.

Each student can take the test in the chosen language only once per academic year, i.e. the test can be sat again in the following academic year.

Students who attain the required level will receive the corresponding language assessment credits, according to their degree programme.

Those who fail the test will have to attend a 40-hour language course. Courses take place in the second semester and attendance is compulsory. At the end of the course, students have to take an end-of-course test. In order to be admitted to the end-of-course test, students must have attended at least 75% of classes. Those who do not attend the required number of classes will not be admitted to the end-of-course test, but they can take the entry-level test again during the first semester of the following year.

Unlike the compulsory Placement test in English, which must be taken by first-year students, the language proficiency tests in French, Spanish and German can be taken by students of any year.

How to register

Students can register for the test through their Unimia personal account - Exam section.

Students with disabilities or SLDs

Students with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) must contact SLAM through the InformaStudenti Service in order to receive special arrangements and support for the test (students with disabilities: 50% more extra time; students with SLDs: 30% more extra time).

Further Language Assessment Tests

The language tests last about one hour and include grammar and vocabulary, reading comprehension and listening questions. Questions include multiple-choice, short answers, drag and drop and true or false formats.

Test Calendar

Tests are taking place according to the relevant calendar. Registration is available online via the exam registration service on Unimia - 'Exam Registration' section. Registrations open about one month prior to the test date.

Basic level tests: dedicated to students enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree of the Humanities Faculty (Assessment of a European Union language, 3 credits) and to IPLE students - International Politics, Law and Economics, 3 credits.