RULES AND REGULATIONS
Course Regulations (teaching foreign languages to full-time students)
Teaching foreign languages at Warsaw University of Technology is conducted by the Foreign Language Centre. The final examination (B2) in a foreign language is conducted by the Foreign Language Centre Examination Board of Warsaw University of Technology.
The work of the Board is managed by the Head of the Board.
1. The Foreign Language Centre runs courses in English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Polish – for international students.
2. The student is obliged to take final examination in a foreign language at Level B2, as specified by the Council of Europe (cf. Table of Language Competence Levels).
3. The student is entitled to enter for the examination as early as the 1st semester of the studies examination session. The latest possible date is the examination session that closes the last semester of first degree studies. The student is entitled to take the examination twice (cf. paragraph 6 of Course Regulations). In case of failure, the student may be allowed to sit for an extra session, for which approval of the Head of Foreign Language Centre Examination Board of WUT is required.
4. The date for the examination is fixed: it is scheduled at the beginning of the examination session for students of the entire WUT, who officially enrolled for the examination, about two months prior to the date.
5. Criteria, procedures, examination papers, and the timetable are the responsibility of the Foreign Language Centre Examination Board of Warsaw University of Technology.
6. Upon request, the Board can accept an external exam passed by the student that meets the criteria set by WUT. The grade and signature in a student’s record book are entered by the Head and the members of the Examination Board.
7. Students are encouraged to follow language courses preparing them for their final examination. The courses aim at providing practice of language skills at the examination requirements level; students are strongly advised to choose courses that build up on students’ previous learning and knowledge.
8. Students can either use the entire 180-240 hours of their language learning “voucher” before they take their final examination, or they have an option of partly reducing it and sitting for the examination earlier. After they have passed their examination, they have to sign up for technical language courses, or take up a new language,
within the remaining limit of language instruction hours.
9. Language classes are available to all students. If all course requirements are met, students are allocated credit points for their work at the discretion of their Faculty.
10. In case of unsolved matters in the above Course Regulations, the Academic Regulations (Regulamin studiów) at Warsaw University of Technology are applied.
Guidelines for students
• Foreign language classes are run in accordance with the curriculum and syllabi approved officially by the Foreign Language Centre. Details are available on the information boards and the FLC website.
• Each student is entitled to follow 180-240 hours of language instruction (depending on the faculty); they are structured in 6-8 modules of 30 hours each.
• Before students are assigned to a group (courses start from 1st to 3rd semester), they are obliged to participate in the entrance placement test. Students are enrolled for a course of language study on the basis of the placement test results.
• To change the group, the student has to seek approval of the Foreign Language Centre Director, her deputies, heads of language sections or teachers responsible for work organization at each faculty.
• The size of the class ranges from 12 to 24 students. The number of groups is approved by the FLC director and heads of language sections.
• In case of unsolved matters in the Course Regulations, the Academic Regulations at Warsaw University of Technology are applied.
Language course ticket / voucher:
It has been decided that each student is granted a foreign language course ticket to follow a standard programme leading towards the final examination at the B2 level. The courses are available in semesters I through VI in the number of 30 or 60 hours per semester (see the table). If a student passes the final examination at an earlier date (can be as early as winter exam session in their Year One), he/she has to use the remaining hours of the granted 180-240–hour ticket (depending on the faculty) to follow technical courses in the same language or a range of courses offered in English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Polish (for international students). If the number of 180-240 hours is not sufficient to achieve the appropriate language level to pass the B2 exam, students are encouraged to follow payable courses to enhance their chances to reach the required examination level.
To Get a Credit
When given credit, a student gets a grade on the scale from 3.0 to 5.0 and credit points: 2 (for a module of 30 hours per semester), and 4 (for a module of 60 hours per semester).
1. Consistent attendance and active participation (2 absences allowed per 30 hour module).
2. To obtain a positive grade, a student needs to fulfill all prescribed tasks according to syllabus.
3. Students are assessed according to the level of their performance in the form of: class participation, oral presentations, progress tests, homework assignments, other assignments.
4. If a student fails to satisfy the requirements, he/she is not awarded a positive grade, yet the amount of 30 or 60 hours (out of the total of 180-240 ) is taken away. The student is obliged either to do the class again the following year or pass additional tests after having arranged the terms with their teachers.
B2 LEVEL FINAL EXAMINATION REGULATIONS