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Language Skills Assessment Test

Language Skills Assessment Test (ACL)

The language skills assessment service is available for the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German. It takes place every two months: you can check the dates in the calendar.

Registration steps:

1 – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: the user expresses his/her interest in participating in the test on the desired date by using the form provided in the website calendar for the month chosen (this is not a definitive registration, but only a registration that serves to quantify the total number of people interested).

2 – FULL REGISTRATION: (effective registration for the test):  After expressing his/her interest, the user will receive a link to enter the complete data in the registration form. This link will be sent individually by email: the detailed timetable and payment method will be sent later on to the email provided in the expression of interest.  

3 – COMPUTER-BASED TEST: after the full registration form has been submitted and payment has been verified, you will receive the instructions for the placement test. The computer-based test on the Moodle platform (and WebEx for online supervision via webcam), which involves assessing lexical-grammatical, listening, and reading comprehension skills, will last 30 minutes and will be limited to the achievement of the levels B1 and B2. The written test will be followed by an oral test via Skype or WebEx with a language expert. Make sure the Skype contact provided during registration is the right one! 

3 – ORAL TEST: the oral test will consist of a free conversation (topics: family, studies, free time, travel, etc.) of approximately 10-15 minutes, in which the expert will assess fluency, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The result of the two tests (placement test and oral test) will determine the final level achieved.  

4 – CERTIFICATION: regardless of the level achieved, the University Language Centre will issue a badge (digital certificate) or a digitally signed certificate in the weeks following the oral test, attesting the level of proficiency required (or lower if the computer-based test or the oral test does not confirm the level). The relevant certification will not show the result for each of the four language skills.

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