ENGLISH CERTIFICATION LEVEL B1

Credits: 
3
Year of erogation: 
2020/2021
Unit Coordinator: 
Semester: 
First semester
Year of study: 
1
Language of instruction: 

Italian and English

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course aims at providing students with grammar and vocabulary knowledge at B1 level, as well as developing written and oral language skills.

Course contents summary

The aim of the course is to help students pass the English language test based on reading, listening 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+.

Recommended readings

EXAMINATION PREPARATION
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)

Teaching methods

The course is online and can be accessed on
http://elly.cla.unipr.it/2017/course/view.php?id=35 using University of Parma credentials
(nome.cognome@studenti.unipr.it). The course includes video lessons and exercises with automatic correction of answers. The pass mark for the exercises is 60%.

Assessment methods and criteria

The English language test is computer based and is modelled on the Cambridge English B1 examination Preliminary English Test. 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.

Other informations

VALIDITY OF INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE CERTIFICATES
For recognition / validation of language certificates in place of the
university test, please see 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.