Language Assessments

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General Information

Incoming students of every course of study (except Biotechnology in Medicine and Medicine and Surgery -English teaching) must acquire ECTs related to the knowledge of the English language before taking the exams of the second year, as per resolution of the Academic Senate of 3/7/2006:
 Bachelor’s degree: B1 level or higher
 Single cycle Master or Master degree: B2 level or higher 

Contents and Aim
English at B1 level
Students must obtain the B1 level, in accordance with the European Council resolutions and demonstrate to have acquired grammatical basis in the four basic skills (Reading, Understanding, Vocabulary, and Grammar). In the course, fundamental support tools are provided (e.g. Dictionary, Grammar, Irregular Verbs, and Families of words).
 
English at B2 level
Students must obtain the B2 level, in accordance with the European Council resolutions and develop the previously acquired grammatical basis
The course aims at the knowledge of English Language and at the development of four fundamental skills (Reading/Listening, Understanding, Vocabulary and Grammar).
The student should know how to:
make complex sentences
use all main verbal tenses
understand and make detailed descriptions
read  articles from newspapers and journals
follow a speech in main passages
 
Biomedical English
Aims are understanding, writing and commenting reports on biomedical subjects, using the correct rules of grammar and syntax and specialized language.
English grammar and lexicon (basic); exploration of biomedical terms; biomedical issues in report and papers; biomedical search engines and English language databases
The on line course presents dialogues on biomedical subjects, with specialized language. The student can use on line medical dictionary and directions to understand the conversations. The student should know the English language in order to write, read, understand and edit scientific articles correctly. The student should know how to use databases and search engines and how to organize a scientific article.

How to obtain Linguistic ECTS

Biomedical English

Students enrolled in the second year of the Single cycle Master degree in Medicine and Surgery and in Dentistry must also take a test of Biomedical English.

Training online course in BIOMEDICAL ENGLISH is available here: DEAGOSTINI LEARNING (also available on mobiles). 
In order to be able to access the course are necessary: 
Username or Email: @campus.unimib.it account
Password: ID number

In order to be admitted to the Biomedical English test, the student must have attended at least 70% of the course with reasonable temporal congruence. Attendance is measured at 00.01 a.m. on the second day before the test.

For BIOMEDICAL ENGLISH test, students must enrol on ESSE3 as for any other examination of the course of study.

BIOMEDICAL ENGLISH test is at MONZA linguistic laboratory LAB 1811 Ed U18. You are required to bring your ID badge. 

Other Languages
Online courses are available for French, Spanish, Chinese and other rare languages in addition to Italian for Foreign students: https://elearning.unimib.it/course/index.php?categoryid=2513
Any student can use it:
to improve their language skills
to get Open Badge : Bbetween Languages
to acquire optional ECTS after passing the corresponding examination according to their study plan.

Contacts

For information, problems with courses, certificates and examination procedures: inglese.medicina@unimib.it

Teachers in charge: 
Prof. MARINA PITTO
Telephone: 8208, Bd U28, 1st floor, room 1004 E-mail: marina.pitto@unimib.it

Dr. FRANCESCA RAIMONDO
Telephone: 8106, Bd U28, 1st floor , room 1006, E-mail: francesca.raimondo@unimib.it