The aim of the course is to develop student language skills in order to gain the ability to communicate in a modern language in typical, everyday, social, professional and academic situations.
- Listening – Ability to identify overall context and details, overall understanding of contents in order to deduce the attitudes and opinions of speakers. Those goals are achieved by listening to short and long statements, dialogues, TV and radio news and other programmes.
- Reading – comprehension of a text context and specific details, understanding the discussions in a field of professional interest, scanning for specific information, formulating opinions based on reading materials on everyday life aspects.
- Speaking – Ability to introduce yourself and respond to questions, describing and commenting on pictures, discussing a topic or various problems with other people and arriving at a conclusion, ability to explain, summarise and develop discussions.
- Writing – ability to write various types of texts, ability to use argumentation, express opinions and “the pros and cons,” describing and reporting events.
Students are obliged to pass an exam in a foreign language (meaning not his native language or an official language of his country of residence) on the B1 level. You can find language classes offered by university taught in English up to the level A2 teaching French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Polish, from the B1 level all courses are only taught in the language students are learning (so they will not be taught in English or Polish, and they will not be listed in the system as courses taught in English, nonetheless English speaking students can easily attend them). A student has to pass the B1 exam to pass the 3rd year of BA, but there is a possibility to pass this exam earlier – on the 1st or 2nd year of BA programme. The exam DOES NOT need to be the language learnt during classes. If a student has acquired language certificates and grades obtained outside the University of Warsaw it needs to be presented to Director of the Centre for Foreign Language Teaching who will decide if it will suffice in the place of internal university exam.
If the programme requires passing Modern Language & Modern Language II (students starting before Oct 2019):
The required classes can be used for learning two OR ONE foreign language. By the end of the 3rd year of BA, students are required to pass ONE B1 exam as stated before.