SLAM - University of Milan Language Centre manages 3-credit Advanced Language proficiency tests in French, English, Spanish and German for Political, Economic and Social Sciences Bachelor's and Master's degree courses.
The required levels are the following:
- French: B2
- Advanced English C1 (not applicable to PPPA)
- Spanish: B2
- German: B1
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.
Students who do not hold a valid language certificate will have to sit an entry-level test in one of the languages they have chosen. Tests take place between October and in February.
Each student can sit 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 pass the test at the required level will receive the corresponding language assessment credits, according to their degree programme.
Those who fail the test by reaching the level just below the one required will have to attend a 20-hour language course. Courses take place in the third trimester 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 trimester of the following year.
Language assessment in Advanced English (3 credits)
This test can be taken only by second-year and third-year students.
First-year students who attained the C1 or C2 level at the compulsory English language Placement test can ask for its automatic validation and receive the advanced language assessment corresponding credits by contacting SLAM through the InformaStudenti platform, 'language test' category.
Students who attained the B2 level at the entry-level test or students who submitted a B2 certificate only are entitled to attend the course in Advanced English.
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Per usufruire degli strumenti compensativi previsti per gli studenti con disabilità o Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA) (rispettivamente 50% e 30% di tempo aggiuntivo), gli studenti interessati devono scrivere al Servizio InformaStudenti, selezionando la categoria 'Test di lingua'.
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.
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.
Advanced level tests: dedicated to students enrolled in Political, Economic and Social Sciences Bachelor's and Master's degree courses (3 credits). It includes the Anglo-American advanced language assessment for Political Sciences and Social Sciences for Globalisation.