FAQ - Assessment test 2022/2023

If you are a 2021/2022 fresher, you can find the 2021-2022 Assessment Test Frequently Asked Questions  here.

 

Here you can find the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) if you:

You can also find the answers to the FAQs on the rules you will have to follow during the Assessment Test (AT) here.


I have to sit the TE.L.E.MA.CO. test

When do I have to sit the AT?

The same day on which you sit the TE.L.E.MA.CO. test.

I have sat the PRE-TE.L.E.MA.CO test. When can I sit the AT?

If you have passed the PRE-TE.L.E.MA.CO test, you will have to sit the AT in the sessions managed by the Settore sviluppo competenze linguistiche ("For those who do not have to sit the TE.L.E.MA.CO test" section).
If you do not pass the PRE-TE.L.E.MA.CO test, you will have to enrol in one of the following TE.L.E.MA.CO+AT sessions.

I have to take the TE.L.E.MA.CO. test but according to my Department I do not have to sit the AT. What do I have to do?

You will sit the TE.L.E.MA.CO. test and then you can choose whether to sit the AT or not. If you decide to take the B1 AT, the test result will only constitute statistical data.

I enrolled in the Modern Languages and Cultures degree course. Do I have to sit the level B1 English AT?

If you include the "English language" modules in your study plan (English as a first, second or third language), yes, you do. However, if you obtained a score equal to or higher than 90/100 in your school-leaving exam, you do not.

I am a new student in the degree course in Social Work studies, do I have to take the AT?

Yes, you do. If you pass the test, it will count towards your second year English Language exam, should you choose to add it in your study plan.

I am a new student in the degree course in Politics and international studies (SID)/Governance and public policy studies (SAP) degree course, do I have to sit the level B1 English AT?

Yes, you do. If you do not pass the test, you will be invited to follow the Progetto Inglese programme. (Please see the "I did not pass the AT” section about this).

I am a new student in the 5-year single-cycle degree course in Law, do I have to take the AT?

No, you are not obliged to. In your case, the level B1 English assessment test constitutes statistical data and is optional.


I hold an English certificate

Can I skip the AT? 

If you already hold a valid and recognised English B1 certificate (or higher) you can upload it onto a dedicated page and wait for your English lecturer [a list will be uploaded soon] to validate it.

What do you mean by “valid and recognised certificate”?

You can find a list of certificates recognised by the University of Genoa here.
Only certificates obtained through an exam assessing listening, reading, writing and speaking skills are considered valid.
For the 2022/2023 academic year, we accept certificates which are no older than three years and assessing exams taken from May 2020.

 

I hold a valid and recognised certificate, where can I upload it?

You can upload it here.

I took an English exam among the ones accepted by the University of Genoa but I have not received the result yet. What do I have to do?

Wait for the certificate and then upload it in the relevant section. Beware: do not sit the B1 AT in the meantime. If you sit the B1 AT and do not pass it, your certificate will not count towards your B1 level, that is, only the most recent result will be taken into account. This means that you will then have to do the English B1 online course to be able to take a B1 test again.

What happens if I upload a B2, C1 or C2 certificate?

It will still be validated as a B1 level.

Exceptions:

If you are a new student in the Engineering degree course, please refer to this section.

If you are a new student in the Surgery and Medicine or Dentistry degree course you can only upload a B2 certificate or higher, for more information please contact your Department.

I am a new student in the Scienze della Comunicazione (Communication Sciences) degree course and I hold a valid English certificate. What do I have to do?

Communication Sciences students have no access to the certificates validation service. You need to sit the test and then follow instructions regarding the Lingua inglese I course in your degree course.

I am a new student in the Pharmacy/Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology (CTF) degree course and I hold a valid English certificate. What do I have to do?

Pharmacy/Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology students have no access to the certificates validation service. You need to sit the test and then follow instructions regarding the Lingua inglese (LM) course in your degree course.


I will not sit the TE.L.E.MA.CO. test

I am exempted from taking the TE.L.E.MA.CO test thanks to my high school-leaving exam score, do I still have to sit the AT?

Yes, you do. Irrespective of your school-leaving exam score, you still need to sit the level B1 English assessment test (unless you are among the exceptions below).

I already have a degree and I am starting a new degree course this year, do I still need to take the AT?

No, you do not. The level B1 English assessment test is reserved for students who are attending university for the first time.

I am in the process of changing degree courses, and in my past degree course I took an English exam, do I still have to sit the AT?

If you have applied for your past exams to be validated against your new study plan, you do not have to take the level B1 English assessment test.

I'm a fresher in the Tourism and Hospitality degree course (Scienze del Turismo: Impresa, Cultura e Territorio), do I have to sit the B1 English assessment test?

You do not. However, it is strongly recommended that you sit it in preparation for your English for Tourism and Hospitality courses.

I am a new student in the degree course in Interpreting and Translation (TTMI). Do I have to take the AT?

No, you do not. You can find all the information on how to take the test on the web page of the course in "Test di ingresso" section.

I am a new student in the degree course in Maritime Science and Technology. Do I have to take the AT?

No, you do not.

I am enrolled in the Education Studies/Psychological Studies/Primary Education Studies degree course, do I have to take the level B1 English assessment test?

No, you do not.

I am a new student in the 5-year single-cycle degree course in Pharmacy/Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, do I have to take the AT?

No, you are not obliged to. In your case, the level B1 English assessment test constitutes statistical data and is optional.
In any case, your course prospectus features an English course (LM).


I could not sit the Assessment test

I could not sit the assessment test, what do I need to do?

If you are among those students for whom the AT was compulsory but did not sit it in any of the available dates, you will need to refer back to your degree course’s English lecturer [link] and ask them to provide you with the link and password to a self-study online B1 course.  Your English lecturer will also give you information on how to access the next test, which you will take with them.

 

 

Specific degree courses

I am enrolled in the Arts/Philosophy/History degree course. Do I have to sit the level B1 English AT?

No, you have to take it only if you add the "Prova di conoscenza lingua inglese" to your study plan. Alternatively, you can take a test for one of the other languages which can be included in your study plan (e.g. French, Spanish, German).
If you opt for a language other than English, you must address any queries to the lecturer in charge of that subject. You can take the language (French, Spanish, German) test also in the second or third year.
The language tests other than English are dealt with by your Department.

I am a new student in the Communication Sciences degree course, do I have to sit the level B1 English AT?

Yes, you do. In your case, the results are only used as statistical data. If you do not pass the level B1 English Assessment Test, please ignore the messages coming from Settore sviluppo competenze linguistiche regarding the online English B1 course. 
Please find out information about the Lingua Inglese 1 course which is included in your Degree Course Handbook.

I am a new student in the Modern Languages and Cultures degree course, and I would like to read English as a third language. What do I have to do?

You can refer to professor Ilaria Rizzato

I am a new student attending a Surgery and Medicine or Dentistry degree course. I did not take the AT? What do I need to do?

If you are a new student attending a 5-year single cycle degree course in Surgery and Medicine or Dentistry (Medicina e chirurgia o Odontoiatria e protesi dentaria) and have not sat the assessment test by December, contact your degree course’s helpdesk for further information about what to do.


New students at the Polytechnic School - Engineering

I am a new student in the Engineering degree course, do I have to sit level B1 English AT?

Yes, you do.
 

I am enrolled in one of these degree courses and I did not pass the B1 Assessment test, do I need to do the B1 English course online monitored by tutors?
Code Degree course Department  Location Do I need to do the online B1 English course?

8715

Ingegneria civile e ambientale DICCA GE

You are not obliged to but we strongly recommend that you do because this English B1 course is meant in preparation for the B2 test that you will need to take in the first year of your course.

10375

Ingegneria chimica e di processo DICCA GE

9273

Ingegneria elettronica e tecnologie dell'informazione DITEN GE

8716

Ingegneria elettrica DITEN GE

8721

Ingegneria nautica DITEN SP

8713

Ingegneria biomedica DIBRIS GE

8719

Ingegneria informatica DIBRIS GE

8722

Ingegneria navale DITEN GE Yes, you do because in your case, an English B1 level is an OFA

11438

Ingegneria dell'energia DIME SV Yes, you do because the B1 test counts towards your English language exam.

8720

Ingegneria meccanica DIME GE

8784

Ingegneria meccanica DIME SP

10716

Ingegneria gestionale DIME GE

 

I am a new student in one of the degree courses above and I have passed the B1 AT? What do I need to do?

This depends on your degree course.
If your degree course features a B1 English exam (idoneità), you need not do anything. Your English lecturer will enter your result in your records by the end of the winter exams session (January/February 2023)
If, in your course, the English exam is a B2 level, then you will need to follow the instructions provided in your degree course’s section dedicated to the B2 exam.

More details here.

I am a student enrolled in the Marine Engineering (Ingegneria navale) degree course, code: 8722. What does it mean that the B1 English test is an OFA for me?

It means that if you do not pass the B1 AT, you will not be able to proceed in your studies until you have. Please check the page dedicated to “Prova di lingua inglese” in your degree course for further information.

I am a new student at the Polytechnic School – Engineering – and I hold a valid B1 certificate (or higher). How will it feature in my student records?

If you are a new student attending one of the courses where English is tested at a B2 level, your records will state that you have obtained a B2 level of English (even if the certificate you produced is for a higher level, e.g. C1/C2).
If, on the other hand, you are a new student attending one of the courses where English is tested at a B1 level, then your records will state that you have obtained a B1 level of English.


I did not pass the AT

What happens if I do not pass the AT?

If you did not pass the test, you will receive an invitation to attend an online B1 English course on the Aulaweb, which you will be able to attend at your leisure in term 1 with the support of a tutor. After you have completed the course by a given deadline, you will have the opportunity to sit a new B1 test in March.
If you still do not pass the test in March, you will receive an invitation to attend a 40-hour course, this time face-to-face with a teacher, who will support you in your preparation for a further B1 test at the end of the course.
If you do not pass the B1 test after the 40-hour course, you will be able to re-take it according to the schedule made available by your English lecturer
PLEASE NOTE: this does not apply for the degree course in Modern Languages and Cultures.


AT procedures

What are the test structure and format?

Please find here information about the test.

What is the test pass mark?

In order to pass the test, you need to have answered correctly at least 60% of the questions.

What equipment do I need on the day of the test?

You will need two electronic devices.

  • A smartphone or tablet with a working camera and microphone to access Teams, which will be used for invigilation purposes. 
  • A computer or other device (e.g. a tablet) to access the test on the Aulaweb. 
How do I position the two devices?

Please read the instructions you find here.

Can I take the test if I only have one device?

No, you cannot.

What are the requirements regarding the room where I will be taking the test?

You will need a quiet room to take the test in, and you will also have to make sure that no one else is in the room with you while you are taking the test. If you fail to comply, your test will be annulled.

What else do I need on the day of the test?

A form of identification (your identity card or your university badge - if you already hold one) and your UniGePass credentials (university matriculation number and password), which you will need to access the test on the Aulaweb. Don’t forget to have a charger for your PC/Tablet/Smartphone at hand as you will not be allowed to leave your desk during the test!
 

What is the duration of the test?

20 minutes from the start of your attempt.

What happens if, after twenty minutes, I have not answered all the questions?

The test closes automatically and the system saves all your answers.

I am a Special Education Needs/Disabled student, am I entitled to extra time on the test?

Yes, of course. You are entitled to extra time on the test based on the documentation that you produce during your pre-matriculation to Settore servizi di supporto alla disabilità e agli studenti con DSA. An additional time limit will be added automatically to your test.

Can I take the test on a day of my choosing?

No, you cannot. You can only choose one of the available dates.

I experienced technical issues during the AT (connections problems/issues with my devices) and I wasted time. Can I re-attempt the test?

No, you cannot. Unige is not responsible for any possible connection issues or problems regarding participants’ devices.

How does the test work? 

A demo of the B1 test is available here to check that your devices are all in working order. It also shows you the format of the exercises.

Can I take notes during the test?

No, you cannot.

I sat the Te.Le.Ma.Co. test but not the AT. What do I have to do?

You can book a seat in one of the dates of the December session.


Contacts

If you could not find the answer to your question, please email us: inglese.clat[at]unige.it

Last update 13 July 2022