Language Centre


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Language Centre


Attention to language training has characterised the educational-didactic project of LIUC-Università Cattaneo since its beginning.

This does not mean only language courses, exams and certificates, but also a vision open to international relations, communication, and cultural diversity.

Therefore, in a panorama of activities favouring attendance, internationalisation, and individual growth, the Language Centre at LIUC coordinates and promotes training offerings to students in the field of ‘languages’; indispensable for operating around the world, both on a personal and professional level.

Languages (taught by professional native speakers) offered are: English, French, German, and Spanish.

The Language Centre is an official examination centre for some of the main accredited certifications (TOEFL iBT and Cambridge Business).

 TOEFL iBT

This is an Academic English examination. Students must register directly on www.ets.org and check for confirmation of the examination at one of the various available venues/dates.

Calendar TOEFL iBT exams 2024 at LIUC

Date Closing date for registration
17 January at 9 a.m. see ETS website
7 February at 9 a.m. see ETS website
20 March at 9 a.m. see ETS website
17 April at 9 a.m. see ETS website
15 May at 9 a.m. see ETS website
12 June at 9 a.m. see ETS website
18 September at 9 a.m. see ETS website
16 October at 9 a.m. see ETS website
20 November at 9 a.m. see ETS website

 

Other English Language Certifications

Other equivalent B2 – level certifications accepted for the award of CFUs are listed in the Student Guide, with reference to the year of enrolment and may have to be verified.

CFUs in French, German, and Spanish are obtained through internal end-of-course examinations or through accredited certificates, which must be submitted for assessment to clingue@liuc.it.

Important information for students registered in academic year 2023/24

Cambridge recently announced that their language certificates Cambridge Business English Certificate B2 Vantage and Cambridge Business English Certificate C1 Higher are to be discontinued and will no longer be available to candidates from July 2024 onwards.

Cambridge Linguaskill Business

To access Cambridge Linguaskill Business English exam sessions here in LIUC, students must first have passed a Pre-Test in the 12 months prior to the exam date.

The Pre-Test is a language test in Reading, Writing and Listening.

Students of Master’s degrees in the Faculty of Economics can register for this Pre-Test  via SOL, while students on Master’s Degree programmes in the Faculty of management Engineering and PhD students must register by email to: clingue@liuc.it

Pre-Test for Linguaskill Business 2024

Test Date Registration deadline Results release
7 June  (Pen and Paper)
registration open from 30/4/23
3 June 11 June

Registration for Cambridge Linguaskill Business – 2024

Once you have passed the Pre-Test, fill out the appropriate registration form below. Registrations are accepted until all available places are filled and within the published regsistration deadline.

Exam Date      Registration deadline Results release
19 June
Registrations are closed
13 June To be defined
27 June
Limited places
20 June To be defined
4 September
Limited places
26 August To be defined

Consistent with the LIUC School Boards’ indications, the Language Centre has made available a systematic tutoring service, either individual or in small groups (2/3 students max.).

The service is free but does not replace the normal reception of teachers. It is reserved, except in exceptional cases, for students attending institutional English courses, of which it is not a duplicate or substitute.

Students interested in the tutoring service must contact the Language Centre’s Secretary via email, clingue@liuc.it, in order to define needs, clarify doubts, and establish time/date(s).

Director
Michele Puglisi
mpuglisi@liuc.it

Secretary
Enrica Luezza
clingue@liuc.it
Tel. +39 0331 572235

 

English teachers

Anna Craig-Cameron
acraigcameron@liuc.it

Geraldine Cullen
gcullen@liuc.it

Jane Everett
jeverett@liuc.it

Andrew Hackworthy
ahackworthy@liuc.it

French teacher
Laure Nuyts
lnuyts@liuc.it

Spanish teacher
Teresa Monsò
tmonso@liuc.it

German teacher
Anne K. Gebhardt
agebhardt@liuc.it

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