General Information

  1. All students must take 180 credit hours of a foreign language before successfully completing their programme of study. This can be accomplished by choosing either 30 or 60-hour courses per semester.
  2. Foreign language courses are incorporated in the model curriculum of studies for semesters 3, 4 and 5.  Students, however, may choose to attend a language course in any semester, from semester 1 onwards.
  3. International students may choose courses of Polish or of any other foreign language.
  4. Polish students may also choose courses in foreign languages other than English.5) All students (both Polish and International) admitted to the Faculty must pass the English exam at C1 Academic level  before successfully completing their study programme
 HoursPOLISH STUDENTSINTERNATIONAL STUDENTSEXAM
Sem 130A foreign language course - optional
A course of Polish  – recommended
Sem 230A foreign language course - optionalA foreign language course - optional
A course of Polish  – optional
Sem 360Mandatory Academic English course, including academic writing
OR  any other foreign language by students who have already passed the C1 exam.
Mandatory Academic English course, including academic writing
OR  any other foreign language by students who have already passed the C1 exam.
C1 Academic  Exam must be passed no later than by the end of the fourth semester
Sem 460Mandatory Academic English course, including academic writing
OR  any other foreign language by students who have already passed the C1 exam.
Mandatory Academic English course, including academic writing
OR  any other foreign language by students who have already passed the C1 exam.
Sem 50-60A course in any other foreign language if a student still has free credit hours remaining at his/her disposalA course in any other language if a student still has free credit hours remaining at his/her disposal.

Detailed rules and guidelines for students

Sem 1
(30 h)
and Sem 2
International students  are recommended  to  take a 30-hour course of PolishRegistration online according to the instructions available on www.sjo.pw.edu.pl   (click : Polish for Foreigners)
or in person with Ms Marta Szpak, MA  during her office hours.
Students earn credits for course completion.
Polish students are not required to attend foreign language courses.
Sem 3
(60 h)
All students are  required to take the placement 
testStudents that have not passed their C1 examA course in Academic English at C1 level.
 Allocation to groups is based on the placement test results.
Students earn  credits for course completion.
Students at C2 level and native speakersThe C1 exam may be deemed  passed on presenting  a recognised language certificate or a foreign  (English) secondary school-leaving certificate and delivering an academic presentation. 

A course of English at C2 level or another language is to be attended until all the remaining free credit hours have been used.
Sem 4
(60 h)
Students that still have not passed their C1 examContinue their course  in Academic English
Students that have already passed their C1 examContinue a course in another foreign language
Sem 5
(0-60 h)
Students that still have free-of-charge credit hours left at their disposalContinue their second foreign languageStudents are encouraged to complete the course by taking  A2-B2 exam, depending on the level achieved .
or  take a course of English at C2 level