Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
Academyc year when helding the course: 
Course type: 
A foreign language, final examination
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (26 hours), Exercise (28 hours)

There are no prerequisites. Students are invited to attend the classes of the Course English Level B2* and all the additional classes that are offered during the first semester. ( 28 periods by Prof. Bertoletti, Cultore della materia

Final Examination: 

The exam is both written and oral. To pass the exam students must obtain a score equal to 18/30 in all parts equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework.

The written test consists of two parts: students must do a test on grammatical structures and vocabulary and must write a short composition (30 minutes), an e-mail, a report or an essay (140/170 words), students have one hour to do this part.

The oral part for all the students will be focused both on the oral presentation of ten articles about current affairs taken from quality British newspapers. (each article must be at least two pages long)

All the students can contact Mrs.Cervini if they need information about the exam (antonella.cervini@uninsubria.it)

Voto Finale

To provide students with written and oral communication skills in English – everyday English - B2 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
At the B2 level, students should be able to understand the main ideas of
complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical
discussions in their field of specialisation. They can interact with a degree of
fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers
quite possible without strain for either party. They can produce clear, detailed
text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving
the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The thematic units generally include the following topics: Outstanding people, Survival, Talent, Life events, Chance, Around the Globe (travel and tourism, describing changes), City living (describing life in cities, Film and Tv, Houses), Dilemmas (money and finance, Crime), Discoveries (health, thought and knowledge, misunderstandings, alternative medicine) and possibilities (wishes and regrets, feelings, stories to be told).

The following literature is recommended for both attending and non- attending students.

Grammar test
1) NEW GET INSIDE – LANGUAGE – Michael Vince, Grazia Cerulli, Mara Muzzarelli, Daniela Morini – Macmillan education – ISBN 9781380006882
2) NEW GRAMMAR FILES – Edward Jordan, Patrizia Fiocchi – Trinity Whitebridge – ISBN 9788899673079

Written and oral test

3) EMPOWER Student’s book and workbook with online assessment – Adrian Doff, Craig Thaine, Herbert Puchta, Jeff Stranks, Peter Lewis-Jones – Cambridge University Press – ISBN


The student can prepare the grammatical part attending the language laboratory and doing personalized and targeted activities through the interactive multimedia software Tell Me More (English version) installed in the language lab (opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 17:00, Tue and Thu 17:00-21:30, Sat 9:00–12:30Students who will have used this teaching aid will get a bonus of 3 points.

Dott. Gabriella Franchi, responsible for the Language Lab, can meet students in her office by fixing an appointment by email (gabriella.franchi@uninsubria.it ).
There will be a 26-hour course about the main thematic topics to train students for both the written and oral exams
There will be a 28-hour course to revise grammar points.

Students with one of the certifications listed below may apply for validation to the Students’ Office in Via Ravasi 2 with a copy of the certificate and will be exempt from the exam.
The certifications highlighted with an asterisk (*) are valid for two years from the date of graduation, other certifications are valid for five years from the date of achievement.

First Certificate in English (FCE)
English International Language Testing System (IELTS minimum score 5.5)
& Guilds (formerly Pitman Examination Institute PEI): ESOL (B2) + SESOL
College of London: ISE II
International of London: Intermediate Level 3
TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test) minimum score 87 *
CBT (Computer Based Test) minimum score 127 +40 TSE (Test of Spoken English) *
TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) minimum score 443 +40 TSE (Test of Spoken English)

Office hours
During the first term after the lesson; during the second term by fixing an appointment with the lecturer.