cod. 1005267

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Ulteriori conoscenze linguistiche
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

To develop or consolidate students' English skills related to grammar, vocabulary, language functions, reading and listening comprehension corresponding to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

According to the CEFR, at the B2 level the user can understand the main ideas of complex oral and written texts in the foreign language on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation, and to address a wide range of subjects in an articulate way, without difficulty.


Preparation for the B2 level assumes that a pre-intermediate/intermediate knowledge of English has already been acquired (B1 level of the CEFR).

Course unit content

This course develops general English skills to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Detailed lists of the grammar and vocabulary topics expected for the B2 level can be found in the online self-study course “PREPARAZIONE IDONEITÀ INGLESE B2” on the University Language Centre Elly portal (for constantly updated links to the courses on Elly, see https://www.cla.unipr.it/it/corsi/didattica-istituzionale-corsi-per-studenti-unipr/inglese/78/).

Full programme

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Suggested grammar book: R. Murphy, English Grammar in Use (Cambridge University Press).

Suggested vocabulary book: M. McCarthy, F. O’Dell, English Vocabulary in Use: Upper-intermediate (Cambridge University Press).

Teaching methods

Every semester, the University Language Centre organizes courses in preparation for English exams, held by native language teachers in person and/or through distance learning.

In addition, the online self-study course “PREPARAZIONE IDONEITÀ INGLESE B2” is always available on the University Language Centre Elly portal: it consists of grammar and vocabulary explanations, useful links and practice exercises on exam topics with automatic correction, including exam mock tests.

Detailed information about the courses can be found on the University Language Centre website at https://www.cla.unipr.it/it/corsi/didattica-istituzionale-corsi-per-studenti-unipr/inglese/78/

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is a computer-based multiple-choice test of grammar, vocabulary and receptive skills (reading and listening) at the B2 level. To pass the test, at least 60% of the questions must be answered correctly; the final score is obtained by adding up the correct answers.

For further information about the exams, see the University Language Centre website at https://www.cla.unipr.it/it/esami-idoneita/idoneita/153/.

Other information

It is possible to be exempted from the exam by presenting previously acquired external language certificates. For the list of recognized certificates and the procedure to follow, see the University Language Centre website at http://www.cla.unipr.it/it/esami-idoneita/riconoscimento-certificazioni/166/