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Faculty of Medicine and Surgery

CSAL Language Centre offers all the students from the Faculty of Medicine many services to learn languages.

Where we are

Our new CSAL office at the Polo Eustachio building at the Faculty of Medicine is now open!
You can find us on the first floor, next to the computer lab.

Our office hours at the Faculty of Medicine are:
Monday              08:30 – 13:30
Tuesday              11:30 – 13:30
Wednesday      by appointment (contact for an appointment)
Thursday            08:30 – 10:30

CSAL services at the Medicine Campus

1. English lessons within the faculty courses run by CSAL;

To pass the English language exam for some faculty courses, students are given a computer test, which is managed by CSAL. To help students prepare for this faculty test, language courses are organized during the first and second semesters of the first year for some Bachelor Degree courses. These aim to improve students' grammar and vocabulary, as well as listening, reading and speaking skills to get to a B1 level of the CEFR.  There is a final test on a computer at the end of the course.
The test details can be found here:

DEMO TESTS are available on the Moodle platform so students can familiarise themselves with the exam structure:
Bachelor's DEMO 

English course, 1st semester, 1st year

  • Nursing
  • Health Assistance
  • Prevention Techniques

For more information about these courses (1st semester), please contact: Helen O'Gorman

English course, 2nd semester, 1st year

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

For more information about these courses (2nd semester), please contact: Alice Shilham

NB: passing the exams and obtaining the relative credits do not entitle you to any B1 level certification.


2. Preparation course for Cambridge First

During the second semester of the academic year 2023-2024, CSAL is organising an English course aimed at passing the Cambridge First B2 (FCE) exam. This course will be held at the medicine faculty on Tuesdays and Thursdays (time/classroom to be confirmed).

For more information about the Cambridge FIRST B2 course at Torrette – please contact Margaret (Peggy) Leung

3. Self-study

Students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine also have access to self-study courses on the university Moodle platform. They can interact with CSAL's native English speakers, either on the Moodle platforms or in person by making an appointment at our CSAL office at the Eustachio Campus.

It is also possible to follow (online or face-to-face) other English courses in different faculties, Erasmus Outgoing courses and the International Language Certification preparation courses (B2, C1, C2). CSAL is an authorised exam centre for Cambridge and TOEFL.

Credit Recognition

Students who already have an international certification level B1 or higher may apply for recognition at the Registrar's Office.

Italian language courses and information:

French, Spanish, German

CSAL also offers French, Spanish and German courses that can be followed by all university students.

Courses and timetables

Our courses are published on the CSAL website and updated every semester:

The timetables also contain team links, which are used for course materials, announcements and online lessons.

Diagnostic test

CSAL also offers a test to help students understand their language level: and a language consultancy service by appointment (in person or on Teams) to help students to identify their language needs and to choose the most suitable teaching materials for them.