Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences

English level test at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences

All degree courses of the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences include at least one English level test. To attend the courses and take the exam, all students (except Social Work, Anthropology and Visual Studies students) should contact the Self Access Lab in San Niccolò (not the Language Centre in San Francesco).

 

Social Work, Anthropology and Visual Studies students must take their English exam (B1 and B2 levels respectively) at the Language Centre in San Francesco.

 

The English level required depends on the course of study:

Undergraduate Programme

Communication Sciences

both B1 and B2/C1(Students can choose which of these two levels to take)

Postgraduate Programme

Language and Mind: Linguistics and Cognitive Studies

C1/C2

Public and Cultural Diplomacy

C1/C2

Strategies and Techniques of Communication

B2

 

The DISPOC test (idoneità) is different from the one held at the Language Centre (CLA).  The written test at B2, C1 and C2 levels is made up of three papers:  Reading and Use of English, Writing, and Listening.  The B1 exam, which is also different from the Language Centre B1exam, is made up of two written papers: Reading & Writing, and Listening.  At all levels, on passing the written papers, students are admitted to a speaking test.

Pass marks

B1

70/100 (with an average score of at least 65/100 students are admitted to the Speaking test)

B2, C1 e C2

60/100 (with an average score of at least 55/100 students are admitted to the Speaking test. They must also pass at least two out of three written papers.

 

The test takes place three times a year: in January, June and September. The speaking tests take place on a Thursday afternoon and on a Friday morning of the exam week. On Thursday morning you can see your written test.

Students attending the courses will have their writing skills assessed during their classes; this replaces the final writing grade.

Alternatively, students can bring one of the following international certificates to the Language Centre in San Francesco to have their English level registered in their records:

 

B1

B2

C1

C2

University of Cambridge

PET

Preliminary English Test

FCE

First Certificate of English

CAE

Certificate of Advanced English

CPE

Proficiency

University of Cambridge

BEC Preliminary

Business English Certificate

BEC Vantage

Business English Certificate

BEC Higher

Business English Certificate

 

Trinity College London

ISE I

Integrated Skills in English

ISE II

Integrated Skills in English

ISE III

Integrated Skills in English

ISE IV

Integrated Skills in English

T.O.E.F.L.

Internet-Based Test

57-86

87-109

110-120

 

IELTS “Academic” International English Language Testing System

4.0-5.4

5.5-6-4

6.5-7.4

7.5 +

 

Other forms of certification will not be accepted.

 

Students who have already acquired the requested English level in their previous university career should bring their exam records to the DISPOC Students Office to have it registered.