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:
Advanced English C1
Students who already have a language certificate among those accepted by the University, gotten no more than 3 years prior to its submission and at a level equal to or higher than that required, can ask for validation by uploading it through the Infostudenti service.
Students who do not have a valid language certificate will have to sit an entry-level test in one of the languages they have chosen. Tests can be taken exclusively in the first trimester, according to this calendar.
Each student can sit the test in the chosen language only once per 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 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 which can be sat up to 5 times in order to pass it. In order to be admitted to the end of course test, students must have attended at least 60%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 Infostudenti Service.
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.
Students with disabilities or with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs) must contact SLAM through the Infostudenti Service in order to receive special arrangements and support for the test (students with disabiities: 50% more extra time; students with SLDs: 30% extra time).