English for Business & Economics exam and English B1 proficiency a.y. 2023/2024

English for Business & Economics 

In all three-year Economics degree programs in Genoa, the English for Business & Economics (9 CFU) exam is mandatory, so class attendance is recommended.

Professors admit to the exam only those with a language proficiency of at least B1 ( as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR).


English B1 proficiency

Students must demonstrate (at the time of the exam) B1 proficiency by bringing one of the following documents:

  • an international language certification from among those on this list (check here!), obtained no earlier than May 2021;

  • the certificate of passing the test at the end of the B1 online course, not older than 3 years

  • the certificate of passing at CLAT the preparatory test (B1 test) for the verification of language proficiency for outgoing Erasmus students, not older than 3 years.

Assessment Test - if you matriculated in 2023/2024

If you are a freshman in A.Y. 23/24 and need information about the English Assessment Test, please visit the dedicated page on the CLAT website.

Please note: the Assessment Test is mandatory for Freshmen a.y. 2023/2024 and must be taken by December 2023

Online B1 course - if you matriculated before 2023/2024 or you did not sit the English B1 Assessment test in the September-December 2023 sessions

To acquire B1 English skills, access the B1 online course (accessible from October 2023) with your UniGePASS credentials, and by entering the password Economics_2023..

The B1 online course is a self-study course divided into 3 modules, consisting of 4 units each and 3 Exam Practice sections. Each unit involves about 5 hours of work for a total of about 60 hours. For optimal learning, adequate time must be spent on the completion of each exercise.

Each activity is graded. The minimum score is 6 out of 10, and if a sufficiency is not obtained a red cross will appear next to the activity: this means that it needs to be repeated until a sufficiency is obtained. Sufficiency is indicated with a green tick next to the activity.

Only upon completion of the course, you access the final test. The test will be considered passed with at least 60% correct answers. The result is notified at the end of the same is published here:


Results of B1 English test:

18 october 2023

22 november 2023

17 gennaio 2024


B1 test dates - if you matriculated before 2023/2024

Sign up for the B1 test https://clire.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=149


Please note: Registration closes 10 days before the test at 12:00 noon and will only be accessible to those who have completed the English B1 course online at least one hour before registration closes.


18/10/2023 9 a.m.  Aula Caffa (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024 (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024)

22/11/2023 9 a.m.  Aula Caffa to be confirmed (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024

12/20/2023 hrs. 10.30 - 12.30  a.m. Aula CLAT (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024)

17/01/2024 hrs 12 -14 a.m. (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024)

20/03/2024 10.30-12.30  a.m. (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024)

17/04/2024 10.30-12.30  a.m. (excluding matriculated a.y. 2023/2024)

22/05/2024 10.30-12.30 a.m. (excluding matriculated(s) a.y. 2023/2024) 


B1 test dates - if you matriculated in a.y. 2023/2024 and previous years

26/06/2024 10.30 - 12.30 a.m. (classroom to be confirmed) (all students) 

24/07/2024 11 a.m. (all students) 

09/18/2024 11 a.m. (all students) 

All tests are held in person in CLAT Classroom - Piazzale Emanuele Brignole, 2, 16136 Genova GE (classroom to be confirmed)

Last update 9 February 2024