Language Ability Tests (TAL)

Versione in italiano

The TAL is the Linguistic Ability Test provided by the University Linguistic Centre (CLA) to assess students’ linguistic skills according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference).

Before enrolling, make sure that the exam is included in your study plan (check the course name or code) and verify the level and type of test required by your degree program.
All tests are held at the University Language Centre (via Venezia 16, Padua).
To access the laboratory, you must show up with a valid identity document or with your Unipd magnetic badge. You must also know your University e-mail login credentials (SSO username and password – Single Sign On).

Test registrations open approximately 3 weeks before each session and generally close one week before the tests.
To register for the language proficiency test you need to:

  • select the level and type of test that you have to take;
  • check the test dates in the table below;
  • click on the registration link related to the test date you choose;
  • log in to the test Moodle page with your SSO credentials – if the links are disabled or absent it means that registrations are still/already closed;
  • click on the test date and time link and click on “PRENOTA“;
  • you will receive an email a few days before the TAL with some information on how to carry out the test.

All test results will be published within two weeks from the test date on the dedicated webpage “Risultati TAL“.

TAL A2 receptive skills - Italian

TAL B2 receptive skills - English

TAL B2 receptive skills - English for Psychology

TAL B2 productive skills - English

Open Badge (OB)

Some days after passing the TAL test you will receive an email from BESTR with your Open Badge.

The CLA Open Badges are electronic recognitions of skills evaluated through our TAL tests. They can be used in Italy or abroad: their recognition depends on the receiving institution.

Each Open Badge includes information on the skill/s you have been tested on (reading and listening, writing or speaking), your level of proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the date you passed the TAL test at the Language Center.

It is also possible to download your language certificate, by entering into your OB in the Bestr website and clicking on the icon at the bottom right corner, as indicated in the picture.