Recognized Certifications

Ca' Foscari recognises a range of language certifications for the purposes of enrolment. If you possess one of these certifications, Ca’ Foscari will consider it as valid regardless of when you obtained it.

Please consult the list of certifications accepted for your particular cohort.

English Language

Language knowledge levels refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

ACELS Ireland

B1

TIE Test of Interactive English: B1 o B1+

B2

TIE Test of Interactive English: B2

C1

TIE Test of Interactive English: C1 o C1+

C2

TIE Test of Interactive English: C2

AIM Awards

B1

AIM Awards Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3) (Anglia Intermediate)

B2

AIM Awards Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia Advanced)

C1

AIM Awards Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia Proficiency)

C2

AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia Mastery)

Cambridge English Language Assessment - (Cambridge ESOL Examinations)

B1

B1 Preliminary
PET: Preliminary English Test
PET for Schools
BEC: Business English Certificate Preliminary

B2

B2 First
FCE: First Certificate in English FCE for Schools
BEC: Business English Certificate Vantage

C1

C1 Advanced
CAE: Certificate in Advanced English
BEC: Business English Certificate Higher

C2

C2 Proficiency
CPE: Certificate of Proficiency in English

ESB - Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

B1

ESB Entry 3 Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

B2

ESB Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

C1

ESB Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

ETS - TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language

B1

iBT 42 - 71
ITP/PBT 460 - 542

B2

iBT 72 - 94
ITP/PBT 543 - 626

C1

iBT 94 - 120
ITP/PBT 627 - 677

ETS - TOEIC Test of English for International Communication

B1

Listening & Reading 550-784
Speaking 120-159
Writing 120-149

B2

Listening & Reading 785-944
Speaking 160-199
Writing 150-199

C1

Listening & Reading 945
Speaking 200
Writing 200

Gatehouse Awards - GA Certificate in ESOL International

B1

GA Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3)

B2

GA Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International

C1

GA Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International

C2

GA Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International

IELTS - International English Language Testing System

B1

Mark 4.0 - 5.0

B2

Mark: 5.5 - 6.5

C1

Mark: 7.0 - 8.0

C2

Mark: 9.0

IELTS - Indicator

B1

Mark: 4.0 - 5.0

B2

Mark: 5.5 - 6.5

C1

Mark: 7.0 - 8.0

C2

Mark: 9.0

LCCI International Qualifications - EDI

B1

English for Business Level 2

B2

English for Business Level 3

C1

English for Business Level 4

Learning Resource Network - LRN

B1

LRN Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level B1

B2

LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level B2

C1

LRN Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level C1

C2

LRN Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level C2

Oxford University Press Oxford Test of English B

B1

Mark 81-110

B2

Mark111-140

Pearson Tests of English

B1

PTE General Level 2 PTE Academic 43 - 58

B2

PTE General Level 3 PTE Academic 59 - 75

C1

PTE General Level 4 PTE Academic 76 - 84

C2

PTE General Level 5 PTE Academic 85

Password Academic

B1

Pass

Trinity College London

B1

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English
ISE I

B2

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English
ISE II
ISE II Ca’ Foscari

C1

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English
ISE III
ISE III Ca’ Foscari

C2

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English IV
ISE IV

Other Certifications recognized

University Language Centre (C.L.A.) Ca' Foscari University of Venice

B1

Level B1.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

B2

Level B2.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

C1

Level C1.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

C2

Level C2.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

Tandem Project of the University of Verona

B1

English Language B1 4 CFU


Italian language

The languages certifications and the cases permitting exemption from the need to provide certification listed below apply only to students enrolled up to and including the 2019/20 academic year and will remain in force until 20th June 2021. After 1st July 2021, all students will be obliged to satisfy their language requirements according to the methods put in place for students enrolling from the 2020/21 academic year onward.

English Language

Language knowledge levels refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

ACELS Ireland

B1

TIE Test of Interactive English: B1 o B1+

B2

TIE Test of Interactive English: B2

C1

TIE Test of Interactive English: C1 o C1+

C2

TIE Test of Interactive English: C2

AIM Awards

B1

AIM Awards Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3) (Anglia Intermediate)

B2

AIM Awards Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia Advanced)

C1

AIM Awards Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia Proficiency)

C2

AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International (Anglia Mastery)

British Institutes

B1

B1 Threshold: English Diploma threshold
B1 Strong threshold: English Diploma strong threshold
B1 Advanced Language Proficiency (A.L.P. 1)
B1+ Advanced Language Proficiency (A.L.P. 2)

B2

B2 Vantage: First examination Master in English Language
B2 Advanced Language Proficiency (A.L.P. 3)

C1

C1 Indipendent user: Effective Operational proficiency
C1 Mastery English Skills (M.E.S. 1)

C2

C2 Mastery: Master in English Language
C2 Mastery English Skills (M.E.S. 2)

Cambridge English Language Assessment - (Cambridge ESOL Examinations)

B1

B1 Preliminary
PET: Preliminary English Test
PET for Schools
BEC: Business English Certificate Preliminary

B2

B2 First
FCE: First Certificate in English FCE for Schools
BEC: Business English Certificate Vantage

C1

C1 Advanced
CAE: Certificate in Advanced English
BEC: Business English Certificate Higher

C2

C2 Proficiency
CPE: Certificate of Proficiency in English

City & Guilds (Pitman)

B1

ESOL
Achiever

B2

ESOL
Communicator

C1

ESOL
Expert

C2

ESOL
Mastery

ESB - Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

B1

ESB Entry 3 Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

B2

ESB Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

C1

ESB Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International (All Modes)

ETS - TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language

B1

iBT 42 - 71
ITP/PBT 460 - 542

B2

iBT 72 - 94
ITP/PBT 543 - 626

C1

iBT 94 - 120
ITP/PBT 627 - 677

ETS - TOEIC Test of English for International Communication

B1

Listening & Reading 550-784
Speaking 120-159
Writing 120-149

B2

Listening & Reading 785-944
Speaking 160-199
Writing 150-199

C1

Listening & Reading 945
Speaking 200
Writing 200

Gatehouse Awards - GA Certificate in ESOL International

B1

GA Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International (Entry 3)

B2

GA Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International

C1

GA Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International

C2

GA Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International

IELTS - International English Language Testing System

B1

Mark 4.0 - 5.0

B2

Mark: 5.5 - 6.5

C1

Mark: 7.0 - 8.0

C2

Mark: 9.0

IELTS - Indicator

B1

Mark: 4.0 - 5.0

B2

Mark: 5.5 - 6.5

C1

Mark: 7.0 - 8.0

C2

Mark: 9.0

LCCI International Qualifications - EDI

B1

English for Business Level 2

B2

English for Business Level 3

C1

English for Business Level 4

Learning Resource Network - LRN

B1

LRN Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level B1

B2

LRN Level 1 Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level B2

C1

LRN Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level C1

C2

LRN Level 3 Certificate in ESOL International - CEF Level C2

Oxford University Press Oxford Test of English B

B1

Mark 81-110

B2

Mark111-140

Pearson Tests of English

B1

PTE General Level 2 PTE Academic 43 - 58

B2

PTE General Level 3 PTE Academic 59 - 75

C1

PTE General Level 4 PTE Academic 76 - 84

C2

PTE General Level 5 PTE Academic 85

Password Academic

B1

Pass

Trinity College London

B1

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English
ISE I

B2

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English
ISE II
ISE II Ca’ Foscari

C1

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English
ISE III
ISE III Ca’ Foscari

C2

ISE: Integrated Skills Examinations in English IV
ISE IV

Other Certifications recognized

University Language Centre (C.L.A.) Ca' Foscari University of Venice

B1

Level B1.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

B2

Level B2.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

C1

Level C1.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

C2

Level C2.2 "Linguistic Certificate"; "Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

Other Universities

B1

Level B1.2
"Linguistic Certificate";
"Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

B2

Level B2.2
"Linguistic Certificate";
"Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

C1

Level C1.2
"Linguistic Certificate";
"Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

C2

Level C2.2
"Linguistic Certificate";
"Certificate of Attendance and Advancement"

Tandem Project of the University of Verona

B1

English Language B1 4 CFU

Exemptions

You can be exempted from the language test if you fall into one of the following categories:

  • You attended and completed higher education studies or at least one year of college in a country in which English is the medium of instruction;
  • You acquired a qualification (high school diploma or university qualification) in Italy or abroad at the conclusion of a period of studies taught entirely in English;
  • You have one of the following qualifications:

    • A degree obtained prior to D.M. 509/1999 in Foreign Languages and Literature, Modern Languages and Literature, Translation, for interpreters, translation and interpretation with regard to English only following a degree course lasting at least three years;
    • A degree obtained under D.M. 509/1999 in Class 11 Languages and modern cultures or Class 3 in Language Mediation with a study plan including a three-year English language course;
    • A degree obtained under D.M. 270/2004 in Class L-11 Modern Languages and Cultures or Class L-12 Language Mediation with a study plan including a three-year English language course;
    • A degree other than the above with a study course with English language courses worth at least 20 credits.

  • You passed a university language exam in the L-LIN11 or L-LIN 12 sectors: in this case you will need to submit a syllabus explicitly stating the level attained.

Italian language

Last update: 26/04/2021