Students who are going to participate in the Erasmus+ Study programme need to provide evidence that their language level is adequate for the university they have applied to (except for native speakers or in case of being exempted - see the official "Bando" criteria published every year by the International Office ).

The Language Centre, in collaboration with the International Office, offers the opportunity to take the Erasmus+ Language Test available in French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and German language.

The test of each language is divided into four steps corresponding to the A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The candidate will have to take the test from step 1, corresponding to A2 level, and will continue only after reaching the percentage required to access the next step; otherwise, the test will determine the last level achieved.

For further information on the test scale of scores click here

The test format is:

A2 level (maximum allotted time: 20 minutes)

30 questions:

- 10 questions on grammar
- 10 questions on vocabulary
- 10 questions on communication skills

B1 level (maximum allotted time: 30 minutes)

30 questions:

- 10 questions on grammar and vocabulary
- 10 questions on communication skills
- 10 questions on reading skills

B2 level (maximum allotted time: 40 minutes)

30 questions:

- 10 questions on grammar and vocabulary
- 10 questions on communication skills
- 5 questions on reading skills
- 5 questions on listening skills

C1 level (maximum allotted time: 40 minutes)

35 questions:

- 1 cloze test (20 gaps/questions) on grammar and vocabulary
- 5 questions on communication skills
- 5 questions on reading skills
- 5 questions on listening skills

The Language Centre offers preparatory activities available online on the Kiro platform for French, English, Portuguese, Spanish and German languages, designed to improve your test performance. Activities for each language are divided into A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels of CEFR.

It is advisable to carry out activities beginning from level A2; however, students will be able to enter all levels in order to use all available materials.

Students can also practise with self-study activities available at the Language Centre Lab.

For further information about the activities' content click here

To access the preparatory activities click here

In order to take the test, students have to subscribe to the lists on the Kiro platform (http://idcd.unipv.it>Kiro>Language Centre>Erasmus+).

Subscription is compulsory. It's not enough to apply for the Erasmus+ Study programme; students also have to enrol.

On the day of the test, the Language Centre arrange delivery rounds for each language (details are usually given on this page a week before the test). The test will take place at some of the University's computer classrooms, under the supervision of Language Centre staff.
Students have to bring a valid identity document (identity card, passport or driving licence). Students will also need to know their University credentials (username: tax code, password: the same password for university services, wifi and reserved area) in order to enter the Kiro platform. It is important to CHECK YOUR UNIVERSITY CREDENTIALS BEFORE THE TEST by following the instructions for accessing the preparatory activities on the Kiro platfrom: if you are recognised by the Kiro platform, your credentials are valid. If you have difficulties, read the Support page on the Kiro platform website (http://idcd.unipv.it/kiro-supporto/)

The Language Centre inform the International Office of the test results and send the bilingual (Italian and English) certificate to the students e-mail address.