B1 Courses and Tests to access the EBE oral exam
In all Bachelor courses of Economics at UniGe, the English for Business & Economics (9 CFU) exam is compulsory, so attendance of lessons is recommended.
Teachers will only admit to the exam those with a language proficiency of at least B1 (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR), to be demonstrated (at the time of the exam) with one of the following documents taken no earlier than May 2020.
English B1 proficiency
At the time of the EBE exam, students need to prove thet they have at least a B1 English proficiency level. Ways to obtain B1 language proficiency:
- a certificate from this list
- having passed the Assessment Test for freshers (see below)
- having passed a B1 test offered by the Department following the attendance of a 60 hour English B1 course (see below)
- having passed the Clat's B1 test for outgoing Erasmus students
B1 English Assessment test for freshers in a.y. 2022-2023
Visit the CLAt's page and the Assessment test page
PLEASE NOTE: students enrolled in 2022 /2003 a.y. must sit the English B1 assessment test by December 2022 . Find here more information about the assessment test.
English B1 online course - if you enrolled before 2022 or in the a.y. 2022/2023 but you did not sit the B1 assessment test
Students access the B1 online course with their UniGePASS credentials, and by entering the password: Economia B1EN 2022/2023.
The course is a self-study course divided into 3 modules, each consisting of 4 units and 3 exam practice sections, Each unit involves approximately 5 hours of work for a total of approximately 60 hours. For optimal learning an adequate amount of time must be spent completing each exercise.
Studentes can access the test only after completing the course. The course is complete if students have reached unit 3.4.17 having completed each activity with at 6/10. The test results are published here.
B1- Test dates if you enrolled before a.y. 2022/2023
Please note : enrollments closed 10 days before the test and students can only access them only after completing the online b1 English course at least one hour before enrollments closed.
18/01/2023 9AM (except for students enrolled in the 22-23 academic year)
15/02/2023 9AM (except for students enrolled in the 22-23 academic year)
15/03/2023 9AM (except for students enrolled in the 22-23 academic year)
19/04/2023 9AM (except for students enrolled in the 22-23 academic year) - this test will be held in room Madraccio, third floor, DIEC
17/05/2023 11AM (except for students enrolled in the 22-23 academic year)
B1- Test dates if you enrolled in the a.y. 2022/2023 and previous years
28/06/2023 11AM (all students) in aula Mandraccio h 11:00 am
26/07/2023 11AM (all students) in aula Mandraccio h 11:00 am
20/09/2023 9AM (all students)
All test will be held in person in Aula CLAt - Piazzale Emanuele Brignole, 2, 16136 Genova GE