Other foreign languages: tests and courses

Some Political, Economic and Social Sciences and Humanities degree courses include a further language assessment in their degree programmes:

  • Anglo-American/ advanced English (for Political, Economic and Social Sciences degree courses only)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German

Students who already have a language certificate accepted by the University

Students who already have one of the language certificates accepted by the University, gotten no more than 3 years (2 for TOEFL) prior to its submission and at a level equal to or higher than that required, can upload it via this platform http://studente.unimi.it/uploadCertificazioniLingue and receive the language assessment credits according to their degree programme.

Students who do not have a language certificate accepted by the University

Students who do not have a language certificate among those accepted by the University must sit the placement test for the chosen language. 

  • Students who attain the language level required by their degree course will receive the corresponding language assessment credits.
  • Students who fail the test, i.e. do not attain the required language level, must attend a course related to the chosen language and take the end of course test in order to receive the corresponding language assessment credits.

Important notice: Students must pay attention to the foreign language they choose because it is not possible to switch and choose a different one once the placement test has been taken.

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Language certificates accepted by the University of Milan
Further Language Assessment Tests
English test

The English test (A1-C2 levels) is a 60-minute adaptive test and it consists of two parts:

  1. Listening
  2. Use of English
French test

Entry level (B1)

The French entry level test consists of two parts:

  1. Grammar (20 questions)
  2. Reading comprehension (cloze test)

 

Advanced level (B2)

The French advanced level test consists of five parts:

  1. Grammar
  2. Reading and comprehension
  3. Verbs conjugation: verb conjugation from infinitive to indicative in a text
  4. Vocabulary: general vocabulary
  5. Listening: as a dictation

 

Spanish test

Entry level (B1):


The Spanish entry level test is based on 25 questions on grammar usage, vocabulary and language use for communication.

Advanced level (B2):
The Spanish advanced level test is based on 20 question on grammar usage, vocabulary and language use for communication.

German test

Entry level (A2)


The German entry level test is based on grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension. The reading comprehension includes multiple-choice questions about the content of a short letter.

Advanced level (B1)


The German advanced level test consists of grammar and vocabulary exercises. Vocabulary questions include definitions of words and phrases.

Registration is available via Sifa according to the calendar below.

40-hour courses are held online from 16th April to 19th June. 20-hour courses for advanced language assessments for students of International Studies and European Institutions are held from 18th May to 19th June. Interested students are informed personally by SLAM about the course timetable.