Practicalities for the USI community

English language courses

The Languages Lab offers free-of-charge courses for USI students and staff who already know the English language at levels A2, B1, B2, and B2+ and wish to improve their comprehension and production skills.

 

English B1.1 (starting level: A2)

English B1.2 (starting level: mid-B1)

English B2.1 (starting level: B1)

English B2.2 (starting level: mid-B2)

English B2+.1 (starting level: B2)

English B2+.2 (starting level: mid-B2+)

English C1.1 (starting level: B2+)

English C1.2 (starting level: mid-B2+)

*New September 2022: Two-week intensive course (5th-16th September) for students who know the English language at B2 level and are enrolled in Master programs that require to reach level C1 by the end of the program.

 

Classes take place in Lugano. Detailed timetables are sent to registered people.

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The Languages Lab also offers the following courses: Medical English, English for Economists, and English for studies in economics and international policies e Academic writing for social sciences.

 

Final evaluation

At the end of courses from B1.1 to B2.1 a test is organized at the end of the course. Participants who have take part in at least 80% of classes can take the test. Levels B2, B2+, and C1 are tested with exams during the official exam sessions.

Important for students whose study plans require to reach a certain level of knowledge of the English language. Bachelor students from the Faculty of economics and the Faculty of communication, culture and society as well as Master students who have to reach level C1 can access exams even if they do not attend USI English courses.

 

Registration

Registration is via the online form.

Each course is for minimum 8 people and maximum 25 people.

Registration works via the first-come-first-served rule although priority in given to students whose study plans require to reach a certain level of knowledge of the English language.

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Updated on: 22 September 2022