General Information

  1. All students must take 180 credit hours of a foreign language before successfully completing their programme of study. 
  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 are required to do a courses in Academic English and at least one other foreign language (e.g Polish)
  4. Polish students are also required to do a courses in Academic English and at least one other foreign language.6) 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 – optional
A course of Polish  – recommended
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 at the end of the 4th or 5th sem.
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 languageA 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
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.
Other first-semester students are not required to attend foreign language courses.
Sem 2
30 h
International students  are recommended  to  take a 30-hour course of PolishRegistration as in semester 1.
Students earn credits for course completion.
Other second-semester students are not required to attend foreign language courses.
Sem 3
60 h
Students are allocated to groups according to placement test resultsStudents NOT exempt from C1 ExamA course in Academic English
Students at C2 level, native speakers and students with appropriate language certificatesThe 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 
30 - 60 h
Students NOT exempt from C1 examContinue the course in Academic English
Students who are exempt from C1 ExamContinue their second foreign language or/and  take a course of English at C2 level
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 second foreign language course by taking  A2-B2 exam, depending on the level achieved .
AND/OR  choose a course of English at C2 level