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The rules of attending a foreign language course during full-time I and II level studies

  1. Every student is obliged to get acquainted with the Subject Card proper for the selected language course which presents educational effects, syllabus, course books and other teaching materials, forms of evaluation and other information essential for the successful completion of the course
  2. The student who enrolled on a course is obliged to attend the classes regularly.  
  3. In case of 60 hour courses, the student is entitled to 3 absences that do not need to be justified (3x1, 5h). In case of 45 hours courses the  number of allowed absences equals 2 and in case of 30 hour and 15 hour courses this number equals 1 (per semester)
  4. To justify the absence, the student needs to present a valid sick note from a doctor, proper documents from state officials or the university. The student is obliged to present such documents during the first classes he attends after being absent. The student is also obliged to make up for the classes he missed within the following two weeks, in a manner appointed by the teacher.
  5. The student is obliged to have a course book and other teaching materials required by the teacher, and also to bring them to every lesson.
  6. The student has a right to have an insight into the tests taken during the course. The student may also require the teacher’s comments on the mistakes that he /she have made.


The rules for crediting in a foreign language course during full-time I and II level studies

  1. Every student enrolled on a language course is obliged to get a credit in accordance with the regulations described in a Subject Card as well as in the document titled ‘Forms of evaluation of the gained educational effects
  2. The detailed crediting requirements valid for the given language course are presented by the teacher during the first classes.  
  3. Every task that is to be assessed during the course has to be completed within the given deadline. The additional completion date for the task may be agreed only in case of a justified absence.   
  4. The completed tasks are assessed in percentage scale. The minimal percentage to get a credit in a language course in 55%
  5. The student may get unsatisfactory mark at the end of the language course:
    a) in case of being unable to meet the bottom line of 55%
    b) in case of being unable to meet the crediting requirements presented by the teacher beforehand
    c) in case of not attending the classes and not being signed out via the computer system (the hours for the language course are lost)
  6. The crediting grade is given during the final classes in the given semester. The Dean’s acceptance is required if the credit is to be given later on.
  7. To get a crediting grade for a language course without the necessity to attend the classes, a student has to meet one of the requirements described in the document titled: ' Regulations for the acceptance of grades for a foreign language course at the Department of Foreign Languages of Wrocław University of Technology. In such case the crediting grade is determined by the co-ordinator for certification.
  8. If the student  uses up all the hours for the language course he/she is entitled to and do not receive the credit in a course on the required level, he/she is obliged to pay for retaking the course in accordance with the valid regulations. This applies also to the courses attended outside the programme of the studies.
  9. Any matters in dispute concerning attending and completing of the language courses will be solved by Vice Director for Education

EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTS

 

At the end of the course the student receives a final crediting grade which comprises four equal parts:

  1. The amount of points for classroom work: 25% of a final grade
  2. The amount of points for homework: 25% of a final grade
  3. The amount of points for test assignments: 25% of a final grade
  4. The amount of points for the final test assignment: 25% of a final grade

The final grade is the arithmetic mean of derived from the percentage of points received, according to the scale below:

 

Percentage

Grade (in words)

Grade

99,00 - 100

excellent

5.5

90,00 – 98,99

very good

5.0

81,00 – 89,99

plus good

4.5

72,00 – 80,99

good

4.0

63,00 – 71,99

plus satisfactory

3.5

55,00 – 62,99

satisfactory

3.0

0 – 54,99

unsatisfactory

2.0

 

Minimal percentage to receive the final crediting grade is 55%. In order to get a final grade the student needs to have tangible achievements in all elements of evaluation.

 

LEVEL A1
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at A1 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements);
  • homework (e.g. short oral and/or written statements; a short self-presentation and a presentation on the given topic in accordance with the syllabus; grammatical and lexical exercises);
  • tests assignments (min. one control test per semester – test, mini test, etc.);
  • final test, controlling the skills practiced during the classes and at home, in accordance with the programme of the course.


 LEVEL A2
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at A2 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements);
  • homework (e.g. oral and/or written statements – including a short, non-literary text; a self-presentation and a presentation on the given topic concerning everyday life and professional issues; tasks based on a short, read text concerning everyday life and professional issues (studies, work); grammatical and lexical exercises);
  • test assignments (min. one test per semester – test, mini test, etc.);
  • final test, controlling the skills practiced during the classes and at home, in accordance with the programme of the course.


 LEVEL B1.1
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at B1.1 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements);
  • homework (e.g. oral and/or written statements – including a short, non-literary text; a self-presentation and a presentation on the given topic concerning everyday life and professional issues; tasks based on a short, read text concerning everyday life and professional issues (studies, work); grammatical and lexical exercises);
  • test assignments (min. one test per semester – test, mini test, etc.);
  • final test, controlling the skills practiced during the classes and at home, in accordance with the programme of the course.


LEVEL B1.2
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at B1.2 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements);
  • homework assignments (oral and/or written statements  - including a longer non-literary text e.g. formal and informal letter; a self-presentation and a presentation on the given topic concerning everyday life and professional issues  (future career plans); tasks based on a longer, read text concerning every day and professional issues (studies, work); grammatical and lexical exercises
  • test assignments (min. one test per semester – test, mini test, etc.);
  • final test assignment controlling the skills practised during the classes and at home, in accordance with the programme of the course.


 LEVEL B2.1
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at B2.1 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and /or written statements);
  • homework (oral and/or written statements, e.g. on the given topic concerning universal issues and issues related to popular science; a self-presentation and a presentation based on a read text on universal issues and issues related to popular science; grammatical and lexical exercises);
  • test assignments (min. one test per semester – test, mini test, etc.);
  • final test, controlling the skills practised during the classes and at home, in accordance with the programme of the course.


LEVEL B2.2
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at B2.2 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements); homework (oral and/or written statements; grammatical and lexical exercises);
  • tests assignments (min. one control test per semester – test, mini test, etc.);
  • a popular science presentation on the subject connected with the studied major, with the use of vocabulary typical for the presented discipline (app 10 min long);
  • work with scientific/technical texts typical for the work environment of an engineer (reading comprehension tasks done in the classroom or at home, grammatical and lexical tasks concerning vocabulary and grammar constructions typical for the texts related to popular science, elaborating opinions on a given text, participating in the discussion), as well as a test controlling the ability to work with scientific/technical text (traditional test or e-test).

In order to get a final grade the student needs to have tangible achievements in all four elements of evaluation.
The detailed criteria for the popular science presentation and for the tasks related to scientific/technical texts are established by the teacher.

LEVEL C1.1
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at C1.1 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements – including the ability to interpret and critically evaluate universal texts and scientific/technical texts typical for the work environment of an engineer   
  • homework with the use of foreign language literature typical for the work environment of an engineer (oral and/or written statements, e.g. on a given topic concerning social or work-related issues with the use of professional and/or scientific/technical vocabulary; based on a read text from social or professional field (studies, work); grammatical and lexical exercises);
  • test assignments in the semester (min. one test per semester – test, mini test);
  • final test, controlling the skills practiced during the classes and at home, in accordance with the programme of the course.


LEVEL C1.2
The evaluation of subject educational effects achievement at C1.2 level is based on points given by the teacher for:

  • classroom work (e.g. individual, pair and team work, oral and/or written statements), as well as homework assignments (e.g. tasks based on texts related to universal issues, oral and/or written statements, grammatical and lexical exercises etc.);
  • test assignments (min. one test per semester – test, mini test etc.), controlling the linguistic skills in accordance with the programme of the course;
  • a popular science presentation connected with the major of studies and with the use of professional and/or academic vocabulary. (app 10 min long);
  • work concerning scientific/technical texts typical for the work environment of an engineer (e.g.  comprehension tasks on longer, popular science texts,  grammar-lexical tasks with grammatical and lexical constructions typical for popular science and technical publications; practicing the ability to interpret and critically evaluate – in written and/or oral form – scientific/technical texts with the use of professional vocabulary enabling fluent and efficient use of the possessed linguistic skills in the professional relations), as well as a test controlling the ability to work with scientific/technical text (traditional or e-test).



 
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