English "B1 di Ateneo" courses (Receptive skills)_from 2023

 

The "B1 di Ateneo" English course for receptive skills is aimed at preparing students for the English B1 Receptive exam (3 Credits) and is reserved for first-year students studying one of the following Degree Courses:

  • Department of Engineering "Enzo Ferrari" (Modena): Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Constructions and Territorial Management
  • Department of Life Sciences (Modena and Reggio Emilia): Biotechnologies, Biological Sciences, Agricultural and Food Sciences and Technologies
  • Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering (Reggio Emilia): Management Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering
  • Department of Physics, Informatics and Mathematics (Modena): Physics, Informatics, Mathematics

 

FROM 2023 ONWARDS, THE "B1 DI ATENEO" ENGLISH COURSE FOR RECEPTIVE SKILLS  WILL BE OFFERED IN BLENDED MODE

Blended mode = online course (accessible 24/7) + meeting on exam skills/strategies with an English teacher (the meeting is not mandatory)

The course will be activated three times over the course of the academic year. Please refer to the table below for an overview of the course structure.

 

Availability of the course

The course is open to all the students enrolled in one of the above-mentioned degree courses who need to attend an English language course.

After failing the 3-credit English curricular final exam 
twice , attending the course becomes mandatory. Students will be able to register for the third round only after the completion of the course. Once the course has been completed, it will not become mandatory anymore, regardless of the number of subsequent failed attempts.

After the completion of the course, students can register for a non-compulsory lecture on exam preparation/strategies with a mother-tongue teacher.

 

Structure and duration of each edition of the course

Activity

Time available for completion

units 1-2-3 + progress test

2 weeks

units 4-5-6 + progress test

2 weeks

units 7-8-9 + progress test

2 weeks

units 10-11-12 + progress test

2 weeks

units 13-14-15 + final test

2 weeks

 

 

Attendance and completion of the course

In order to attend the course, it is mandatory to register (see the details in the dedicated section below).

Each activity in the course will be tracked. This means that you can access an activity only when the previous one has been either completed or passed with the minimum evaluation possible at least (60%). You can attempt each quiz/progress test a maximum of 3 times. Once you have failed a quiz/progress test for 3 times, the course will stop and you won't be able to go ahead - instead, you will need to wait for the next edition of the course and start again. Therefore, we strongly advise you to pay close attention when carrying out all activities and to revise and/or seek help before you run out of your allowed attempts.

 

February - May 2024 edition

registration to the course period

19/02/2024 – 22/02/2024

course registration link

https://corsi-online.cla.unimore.it/course/view.php?id=35

(section “Iscrizione corso B1_B1 di Ateneo”)

start and end dates of the course

26/02/2024 – 11/05/2024

course link

https://corsi-online.cla.unimore.it/course/view.php?id=34

specific course timetable

(attachment)

February - May edition
 

June - August 2024 edition

registration to the course period

07/06/2024 – 11/06/2024

course registration link

https://corsi-online.cla.unimore.it/course/view.php?id=50

(section “Iscrizione corso B1_B1 di Ateneo”)

start and end dates of the course

13/06/2024 – 26/08/2024

course link

https://corsi-online.cla.unimore.it/course/view.php?id=34

specific course timetable

(attachment)

June-August edition

 

October - December 2024 edition

registration to the course period

23/09/2024 – 27/09/2024

course registration link

https://corsi-online.cla.unimore.it/course/view.php?id=50

(sezione “Iscrizione corso B1_B1 di Ateneo”)

start and end dates of the course

01/10/2024 – 14/12/2024

course link

https://corsi-online.cla.unimore.it/course/view.php?id=34

specific course timetable

(attachment)

October - December edition

 

EXAM PREPARATION & STRATEGIES WORKSHOPS 

In addition to the blended B1 course, the Language Centre also offers online meetings on exam preparation & strategies with mother-tongue teachers. Next available dates:

  • 13 May 20242-5 pm (registrations open 29 Apr - 9 May 2024)
  • 27 June 20242-5 pm (registrations open 15-25 June 2024)

Please book your seat here:  https://moodle.unimore.it/course/index.php?categoryid=5304  (opens on a new tab).

Meetings will be held on Teams (the Teams link will be sent from the teacher in due time).

 Please note that the exam preparation & strategies workshops can NOT substitute the blended "B1 di Ateneo" course, which becomes mandatory after failing the 3-credit English curricular exam twice.