CLA
Centro Linguistico di Ateneo
English language support
The CLA offers various English language support activities depending on your level of English.
If your university is part of the Unite! university alliance, you can join some English activities listed at the bottom of this page.
Know your level  
Regarding your preparation for the IELTS exam, we suggest you verify your English langugae level first: connect to the CLA VIRTUAL LAIB from your personal computer and check your level using the procedure. Download our quick guide for the instructions. 
You will find your score on your personal page of the Teaching Portal - "Languages/Lingue" TAB in the following days.
Based on your score you can also have access to the Advanced courses (ASSI & AWSI), which require an appropriate level of English language preparation (minimum score required: 65).
Regarding the selection process for an outgoing mobility project (ERASMUS+ and Extra-UE/NON-ERASMUS+), you can request a letter for your host university in which Politecnico certifies your foreign language level (CEFR). For information  visit this page: Courses for outgoing mobility students.

Language Advisory Service You can speak to an English language expert to:
  • discuss any doubts you have about how to prepare for the IELTS exam (how to study for IELTS after you have verified your level of English, which are the best books to use etc.)
  • proofread your English CV and/or cover letter etc. (no translations)
The Language Advisory Service CANNOT be booked in advance and only 4-6 students per day can be admitted. Please note: the experts cannot give information about administrative matters. For this kind of question you can open a ticket.   
Timetable 
Choose your preferred day and time in the table below and click on the link to a virtual classroom or come to the CLA. The virtual classrooms are only open at these times. 
From Monday 4th July 2022:
 MONDAY 10:00 - 11:00 In person at the CLA - service suspended
 TUESDAY 16:00 - 17:00 Virtual classroom
 WEDNESDAY 13:00 - 14:00 In person at the CLA
 THURSDAY 13:00 - 14:00 In presenza al CLA
 FRIDAY 9:00 - 10:00 Virtual classroom - service suspended
News
Tuesday 14th June 2022: service suspended
English language support activities with the language experts
You can book these activities using the procedure on your personal page of the Teaching Portal – TAB Languages/Lingue – section English -> IELTS preparation.
  
Tutorials
WRITING TUTORIALS - 
writing practice for IELTS
Group tutorials, with an English language expert. Each student follows a pc presentation on how to correct and improve their assigned IELTS Writing tasks. It is advisable to come to these tutorials at least one month before the exam.
SPEAKING TUTORIALS - 
speaking practice for IELTS
Group tutorials, with an English language expert. Students answer typical IELTS Speaking exam questions and receive comments and feedback from the teacher. It is advisable to come to these tutorials at least one month before the exam.
LISTENING TUTORIALS - listening practice for IELTSThe tutorial is being updated.
IELTS GRAMMAR TUTORIALGroup tutorials with an English language expert. We recommend this activity if you want to do IELTS and need to improve your use of grammar.
You will revise your grammar and practice answering typical exam questions. You will receive feedback and suggestions from the teacher. Recommended at least one month before the exam.
  
Speaking Activities
Speaking Fluency for IELTS 5.5Group workshops led by an English language expert. This activity is for students who need to get 5.5 in the IELTS Speaking exam and need to improve their English language fluency.
Advanced Speaking Skills for IELTSGroup workshops led by an English language expert. We recommend Advanced Speaking Skills For IELTS if your current level of speaking is already at IELTS 6 and you would like to obtain a higher result in the future. 
  
Writing Activities
Advanced Writing Skills For IELTSGroup workshops led by an English language expert. We recommend Advanced Writing Skills For IELTS if your current level of speaking is already at IELTS 6 and you would like to obtain a higher result in the future.
Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) or with disabilities can also attend IELTS SUPPORT TUTORIALS. For more information, visit the Students with Special Needs page.
Self-study materials for IELTS
Available for students of the Bachelor's Degree programmes. On your homepage, click on Lingua Inglese I livello/English language I level – TAB Materials – choose Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate levels.
  Pre-intermediate level
IELTS Pre-Intermediate learning pathTraining for all 4 IELTS modules using the book MINDSET I.
Intermediate level  
 IELTS Listening Exercises.
IELTS Reading  You can find:
  • important information about the READING module (video and document)
  • 3 explanatory videos about the basic methods for READING
  • 9 videos about specific types of READING questions
  • 9 READING exercises about specific types of questions and the related answers
Additional exercises to prepare for the IELTS exam:  
  • IELTS practice test books: available at the CLA
  • IELTS Speaking Practice:
  1. Exercises for the Speaking module: https://isp.polito.it/login.php
  2. Tips on how to use IELTS SPEAKING PRACTICE

Book loans
To learn more about loaning books, visit the @CLA page.
Unite! 
As part of the Unite! university alliance, the CLA offers students of other Unite! universities the following English activities:
  • Writing Tutorials: Group tutorials with an English language expert. Each student follows a pc presentation on how to correct and improve their assigned IELTS Writing tasks. It is advisable to come to these tutorials at least one month before the exam.
  • Speaking Tutorials: Group tutorials with an English language expert. Students answer typical IELTS Speaking exam questions and receive comments and feedback from the teacher. It is advisable to come to these tutorials at least one month before the exam.
Unite! activities for PoliTo students: click on the image for the direct link
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