Blended courses - in Povo

In the 2015/2016 academic year in Povo, three cycles of blended English courses will be offered at the B1 and B2 level, aimed in particular at students who have to pass the Department Language Examination for the first and/or second language as part of their degree course.

The courses are organised as follows:

  • one lesson per week in the classroom (or three lessons per week on the intensive courses) for a total of 36 "academic" hours (or 27 effective classroom hours) for B1 level, and of 33 “academic” hours (or 25 effective classroom hours) for B2 level;
  • self-study, monitored by the teacher, through the purchase of a login name and password for the MEC (Macmillan English Campus), an interactive online package of English courses with an extensive and constantly updated resource bank.

When two courses are offered e.g. “B1 blended type 1” and “B1 blended type 2”, please note that these courses have the same level but different content so students are free to decide to enrol for the B1 type 1 or B1 type 2 course as they wish. No course book is required for the blended courses.

Further information about the courses is available in the “Further information” box. The language levels taught at CLA can be found in the “Download” section of the screen.

  • 1st cycle from 5th October to 23rd December 2015
Duration 11 weeks
Lessons

Level B1: 1 two-hour and a quarter lesson per week

Level B2: 1 two-hour lesson per week (the first lesson is one hour only)

Language English B1 and B2; B2 for specific purposes

Timetable

Available in the "Download" box from 19th September 2015
  •  2nd cycle from 15th January to 12th February 2016

Duration

4 weeks

Lessons

Level B1: 3 two-hour and a quarter lessons per week

Level B2: 3 two-hour lessons per week (the first lesson is one hour only)

Language

English B1 and B2

Timetable

Available in the "Download" box from 23rd December 2015

  • 3rd cycle from 2nd March to 31th May 2016
Duration 11 weeks
Lessons

Level B1: 1 two-hour and a quarter lesson per week

Language English B1; B2 for specific purposes
Timetable Available in the "Download" box from 8th February 2016

Enrolments

Enrolments for courses usually open a few weeks before the course starts.

Priority is given to students who have to pass a compulsory language examination in one or two languages as part of their degree course

Students should check the “News and Notices” section of the home page of the CLA website before the beginning of the course to find out which courses have been cancelled due to not enough students enrolling. In this event students will be contacted by phone by CLA and any course fees will be refunded once students have filled out the appropriate form at the CLA Secretary’s Office.

Please note it is possible to change courses but only to other blended courses where places are available and in any case before the beginning of the third lesson of the course the student is enrolled on.

Students must print off a copy of the contract in which they accept the terms and conditions of the online courses (available in the “Download” section of the screen). The signed contract can be handed in to the CLA Secretary’s Office when paying, or sent by fax to 0461-282900, along with proof of payment (if paying by bank transfer) and a copy of an identity document.
Payment will only be considered valid upon receipt of a completed and signed copy of the contract. 
The password will be sent by email (for students of the University of Trento their University email address will be used).

Enrolment times and how to enrol for courses vary depending on the category of student. The different categories are listed here below: