Struttura della prova e syllabus
TOLC- SU structure
The TOLC-SU consists of 50 questions divided into 3 sections. The sections are: Reading comprehension and knowledge of the Italian language, Knowledge and skills acquired at school, Logical reasoning.
|SECTIONS||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||TIME ALLOTTED|
|READING COMPREHENSION AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE||30 QUESTIONS||60 MINUTES|
|KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ACQUIRED AT SCHOOL||10 QUESTIONS||20 MINUTES|
|LOGICAL REASONING||10 QUESTIONS||20 MINUTES|
|TOTAL||50 QUESTIONS||100 MINUTES|
|ENGLISH||30 QUESTIONS||15 MINUTES|
|TOTAL INCLUDING ENGLISH||80 QUESTIONS||115 MINUTES|
At the end of the TOLC-SU there is an additional section with the English Proficiency Test. The result of each TOLC- SU, apart from the section English Proficiency Test, is determined by the number of questions answered correctly, incorrectly or unanswered which make up the total score as follows: 1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each unanswered question and a penalty of 0.25 points for each incorrect answer.
There is no penalty for incorrect answers for the section English Proficiency Test and the score is determined as follows: 1 point for each correct answer and 0 points for each incorrect answer and questions left blank.
Reading comprehension and knowledge of the Italian language
The questions in the Italian section of reading comprehension are aimed at verifying linguistic skills not only from the point of view of comprehension, but also in relation to the different types of use. There will be three types of texts: literary, critical and journalistic. The questions regarding these texts will allow to test not only the basic grammar skills (morphological and syntactic) and a sufficient command of a rich vocabulary, but also the inferential abilities, the ability to understand hierarchical relationships and to determine formal and semantic relationships between the parts of the texts, as well as being able to decode the implicit and the presupposition.
Knowledge and skills acquired at school
The questions in the section “Knowledge and skills acquired in school” are aimed at verifying not so much the mastery of disciplinary notions, but the ability to reason from the examples proposed for categorization, identification, recognition of semantic, historical and spatial relations, extrapolation of information from different types of documents. The questions will regard four macro-fields: 1) orienting oneself in time and space; 2) documents, texts and material culture; 3) theories, concepts and civil life; 4) instruments and communication.
The questions of the “Logical reasoning” section are intended to test the aptitude of the student rather than to ascertain acquisitions achieved in advanced studies. They do not therefore require specific preliminary preparation.
Depending on the result obtained in the test, the grid below gives indications of the initial preparation level and how to improve your results, if necessary.
|POINTS||RECOMMENDED ENGLISH COURSE|
|≤ 6||Take a Beginner English course (A1*)|
|7 – 16||Take a First Level English course (A2*)|
|17 – 23||Take an Intermediate English course (B1*)|
|24 – 30||Take the B1* level English exam with no need to take a course|