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 InformaStudenti 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 twice a year, in November and February, according to the calendar below.
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 InformaStudenti 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 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).
The language tests last about one hour and include grammar, reading and listening questions.
Registration is available according to the calendar below on line via Exam registration service or Unimia - exams registration section.
November 2020 – February 2021
Advanced level tests: dedicated to students pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences - SPES (3 credits). The Advanced Anglo-American (6 credits) language assessment, which belongs to the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science - SPO - and Social Sciences for Globalization – GLO, is included in this category.