English for Studies Abroad
FSI-0AZAcad. year: 2020/2021
The exam tests the knowledge and skills acquired in previous study. It corresponds to the level B2 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment" set by the Council of Europe. The exam is aimed at students wishing to participate in Erasmus+.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Study at upper-intermediate level are regarded as a minimum to pass the exam.
- compulsory prerequisite
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig: New English File Upper-Intermediate, Oxford University Press, 2008 (EN)
Raymond Murphy: English Grammar in Use 4ed With answers. CUP, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-521-18906-4 (EN)
Eales, Frances and Steve Oakes. Speakout. Upper Intermediate. Harlow: Pearson. 2011 (EN)
C. Redston , G. Cunningham, Face to Face Upper-Intermediate, 2007 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Separately registered exam following previous language study.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
The exam has a written and an oral part. The written part (max 42 points) focuses on reading, listening, cloze test, grammar and vocabulary. The oral part (max 18 points) tests fluency, pronunciation and ability to use vocabulary and grammar at B2 level. In both parts, students are required to collect at least 50% of the points.
Language of instruction
The aim of the examination is to prove student's knowledge and skills at B2 level with the focus on the vocabulary and skills needed when studying in the English language. The students are expected to use the language as independent users.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
There are no lessons.