OFA for English at level B1 
Language requirements

Students who enrolled in a.y. 2024/2025 and who have not been exempted from B1 English Language Requirements can take the B1 English test up to three times during the first year and in any case by 30 September 2025. After this date, if the test has not been passed, it will not be possible to take any exams.

Students enrolling in subsequent years of a Bachelor's degree programme – inter-university transfer, intra- or inter-faculty transfer, or enrolment with credit recognition – must meet Additional Learning Requirements at the time of their enrolment: they will not be allowed to take exams until they have met these requirements, including the B1 English test organized for ffirst year students.

Preparing for your test

Online support courses are provided to support you in your preparation for the English test: access procedures, dates and further information can be found on the CLA website at the web page support courses.

Meeting your Language Requirements

You can fulfill the B1 English Additional language requirements in the following ways.

B1 English test at the CLA

You can take the B1 English test up to three times during the first year and in any case by 30 September 2025.

In order to take the CLA B1 English test you must register for the exam.

After the three attempts you will no longer be able to take the B1 English test and you will have to fulfill the Additional language requirement through one of the following forms of exemption:

Recognised certifications

You can obtain an international recognised certification or a certificate from the Ca' Foscari CLA. The only intermediate level certification accepted is certification for proficiency at Levels B 1.2 and above.

In order to obtain the recognition of your language certification attach the certification in your Personal area by selecting the menu Esse3 Career > Attachments.

Then send a request for assistance by choosing from the menu:

  • Enrolment and registration/*choose your course* if you obtained the certification before enrolling and if you did not include it among the documentation you provided during the pre-enrolment phase;
  • Student and graduate Careers/Exams if you obtained your certificate after enrolment.

If you obtain your certification at the University Language Centre (CLA), your records will automatically be updated.

Students enrolled until a.y. 2012/2013

If you enrolled until a.y. 2012/2013 you can fulfill the B1 English requirement at any time prior to graduation. Exceptions are the linguistics area degree programmes for which the B1 english requirement must be achieved by the end of their first year of enrolment.

You can fulfill the B1 English requirements in the following ways:

  • you may take the B1 English test free of charge at the CLA centre (maximum three attempts);

    After the three attempts you will no longer be able to take the B1 English test and you will have to fulfill the language requirement through one of the following forms of exemption:

  • Replace the B1 English test in your study plan with the CLA B2 test . See section B2 for enrolled students on this webpage;

In order to obtain the recognition of language certifications issued by an external certification body send a request for assistance by choosing from the menu:

  • Enrolment and registration/*choose your course* if you obtained the certification before enrolling and if you did not include it among the documentation you provided during the pre-enrolment phase;
  • Student and graduate Careers/Exams if you obtained your certificate after enrolment.

If you obtain your certification at the University Language Centre (CLA), your records will automatically be updated.

Last update: 13/06/2024