The final examination consists of one written test. The exam paper is the same for attending and non-attending students. The exercises are to be completed in 90 minutes. No dictionaries are allowed. Devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, etc. are forbidden.
The exam paper includes:
A. nineteen grammar multiple choice questions
B. one grammar and vocabulary exercise with ten multiple choice, gap-filling options
C. ten business collocations that must be matched to their synonyms
D. two content questions that are taken from the required reading for the course
E. one email writing exercise (one question with all pertainent information included)
F. one short opinion or analysis essay (one question given with a provided text to respond to; minimum length 200 words).
To pass the exam, students need to obtain a total score of at least 18 out of 30. The “lode” is awarded if the highest score is reached in every exercise.
Students who complete all the required homework for the class may receive up to two bonus points.
The final grade is published in esse3 within eight days of taking the exam.
All the components of the final exam refer to the grammar areas, the lexis, the text typologies, and the topics covered during the semester, both in class and for homework, with a view to properly assessing the extent to which students have reached the learning objectives described above.