Università di Verona

Università di Verona - Centro Linguistico di Ateneo

 

The University

(http://www.univr.it)

The University of Verona is dedicated to innovation and to maintaining the high quality of its teaching and research. The institution has 22,000 students, and 1,500 teaching and non-teaching staff all dedicated to a continual process of growth and to the development of human, structural and financial resources. The University has strong links to the local community and looks to the future through its constant strengthening of the link between courses offered and the world of work. In the immediate future, one of the University’s principle objectives is to continue with its building programme in order to create an improved and welcoming environment.

Founded in 1982, it is mainly based in the town of Verona with two main campuses:

Veronetta hosting Human and Social Sciences departments and  Borgo Roma hosting Medicine and Science Departments

Other sites:Law Department in the city centre and Sport Science in the eastern part of the town

THE LANGUAGE CENTER (CENTRO LINGUISTICO DI ATENEO)  

(https://cla.univr.it)

The Centro Linguistico di Ateneo (CLA), situated in Veronetta, offers a wide variety of services to the own and foreign students, the administrative staff of the University of Verona and to other external institutions. Its main role is to offer a wide range of support activities allowing the students to achieve linguistic certifications of some of the most popular modern languages requested by their degree programs: English, Spanish, German, French, Russian and Italian for foreign students.

The CLA’s main purposes are:

  • Promoting and assuring the practice and study of modern languages, including Italian for foreign students, organizing classes in both semesters to make sure that the students will be able to achieve the language levels of the Council of Europe;
  • Promoting the production of original didactical materials and innovative procedures of evaluation;
  • Promoting and organizing learning and refresher courses for linguistic and didactic purposes (teacher training);
  • Maintaining its leading role as a documentary center for teaching and learning modern languages;
  • Supporting the connections with the territory, providing services and consultations with both private and public institutions, as far as concerning its institutional purposes.

The CLA organizes classes throughout the academic year for every level of the main European languages, aiming to prepare the students for the computer test (grammatical competence and listening comprehension), the written and the oral exam (written ability, dictation and oral production). Attending classes is not mandatory but is highly recommended.

Levels A1 and A2 consist of a simple computer test. The Levels B1, B2 and C1 consist of the computer test and of the written and oral exam (made of the three different tests). The C2 level is only made of the written and oral exam. The three different tests must be passed in the following order: computer test, written exam, oral exam. Students have one year of time to complete the exam considering the date of the first test taken.

The CLA exams are structured as follows:

  • A2: COMPUTER TEST
  • B1: COMPUTER TEST + WRITTEN EXAM + INTERVIEW
  • B2: COMPUTER TEST + WRITTEN EXAM + INTERVIEW
  • C1: COMPUTER TEST + WRITTEN EXAM + INTERVIEW
  • C2: WRITTEN EXAM + INTERVIEW

Levels and languages must be chosen according to the Department and degree program to which the student is enrolled in or according to the exams listed in the Learning Agreement of the Erasmus student.

There are three main complete exam sessions: January-February, May-June and September. There are two additional sessions limited to the computer tests and take place in March and November. In March a complete session is also dedicated to the outgoing Erasmus students. Students must enroll online if they want to take part in the exam sessions.

The Tandem@CLA Project

Regular and foreign Students, visiting Professor and Researcher  who want to improve the languages can participate in the Tandem@CLA Project which allows them to meet regularly with a native speaker in order to improve their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

This project is open to all languages at all levels taught at Centro Linguistico di Ateneo and is organized in a ‘partially’ guided context.

 

Team Members

Dott.ssa Maria Rosaria Tosco