Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student at B1 level can understand the main points of speech where clear standard language is used, and can express his or her opinion on familiar topics within the personal sphere simply and coherently. He or she can report an experience or event, describe a situation, dream, hope or aim, and supply reasons and brief explanations about an idea or project.
Course contents summary
The aim of the course is to help students pass the English language test based on reading, writing and Use of English at B1 level of the CEFR. The course is aimed at students who can understand simple communication and have acquired English language skills at A2+.
Preliminary English Test 4, Cambridge University Press, 2003 ISBN 978-0-521-75532-0 Preliminary English Test 5, Cambridge University Press, 2008 ISBN 978-0-521-71439-6 Preliminary English Test 6, Cambridge University Press, 2010 ISBN 978-0-521-123-24-2 Preliminary English Test 7, Cambridge University Press, 2012 ISBN 978-1-107-61048-4 Preliminary English Test 8, Cambridge University Press, 2014 ISBN 978-1-107-67583-4
GRAMMAR REFERENCE BOOK RECOMMENDED FOR INDIVUDAL STUDY
R. Murphy and L. Pallini Essential Grammar in Use Cambridge University Press - ISBN 978-0- 521-53488-8 (WITH KEY TO EXERCISES)
Assessment methods and criteria
The English language test is computer based and is modelled on the Cambridge English B1 examination Preliminary English Test (PET). It consists of multiple choice questions on reading, writing and Use of English. The pass mark of 60% is calculated solely on the number of correct answers, with no marks subtracted for missing or incorrect answers. The use of dictionaries, grammar reference books etc. is not permitted.
EQUIPOLLENZA CERTIFICAZIONI LINGUISTICHE INTERNAZIONALI / VALIDITY OF INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES
For recognition / validation of language certificates in place of the university test, please see the university rulings (Delibere del Consiglio di Amministrazione) at http://www.cla.unipr.it/cla/standardpage.asp?ID=271&sFullId=6.7.
Certificates can be recognized to replace the language test for any number of credits within a degree course. Certificates issued by boards or institutions not expressly named in the ruling are not valid to replace the university language test.