CENTRE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES STUDY - Полоцкий государственный университет


CENTRE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES STUDY

Центр изучения иностранных языков
Languages:
  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • French
  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Russian (as a foreign one)
Study concept:
  • Communicative approach
  • Talking to native speakers
  • 240 academic hours per year
  • Two study locations – Polotsk and Novopolotsk
  • Convenient curriculum
    • Morning classes: 1 hour 20 minutes, 4 times per week
    • Evening classes: 2 hours 40 minutes, 2 times per week
Groups:
  • regular groups (10-15 people)
  • small groups (5-9 people)
  • mini-groups (3-4 people)
  • individual classes
Social media:

Reference language levels

  • A1 (Beginner):
    • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at meeting your everyday needs
    • name surroundings
    • introduce yourself to others and to ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
    • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help
    • fill out forms and questionnaires
    • sign cards
  • A2 (Elementary):
    • understand certain sentences and frequently used expressions
    • deal with simple and straightforward information
    • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters
    • describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need (very basic personal and family information, health, local geography, employment, hobbies)
    • read and understand simple texts
    • reproduce the information providing two or three sentences
    • write form letters
  • B1 (Intermediate):
    • understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
    • understand the content of radio and TV programs
    • guess the meaning of unknown words in the context based on your visual memory
    • deal with the information from the newspapers or Internet recourses on familiar topics
    • express requests, hopes, emotions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
    • produce simple statements on topics that are familiar or of personal interest
    • participate in a discussion of a film you watched or a book you read
    • write business and personal forms of correspondence
  • B2 (Upper-Intermediate):
    • understand the message of presented information on familiar topics
    • perceive the content of news programs and films
    • grasp the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialization or literary texts
    • interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain
    • learn to lead discussions and to express your point of view
    • explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options
    • create well-organized written texts
  • C1 (Advanced):
    • understand a wide range of longer texts and reports, recognize implicit meaning
    • be able to understand sophisticated texts on different topics, including special articles and technical instructions
    • express thoughts fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions
    • produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing con-trolled use of patterns, connectors and cohesive devices
    • depict diagrams and maps
    • use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes
    • express your ideas in a clear and consistent manner in the written form
  • C2 (Proficient):
    • understand with ease virtually everything heard, including speech peculiarities of native speakers
    • summarize information from different written sources (instructions, articles with special terminology, etc.)
    • participate in a discussion freely expressing your ideas, using various colloquial and idiomatic expressions
    • express yourself very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations, providing arguments
    • express your ideas in a clear and consistent manner in the written form

OnSET

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OnSET is an online test, which detects your level of German / English. Anyone who’s studying German or English has an opportunity to check their knowledge in a quick, simple and accurate way. OnSET testing is fully computerized and standardized. All the tasks are practically approved.
OnSET is based on the C-Test system principles. C-Test consists of small texts on different topics and levels of difficulty. The participants of the test should recover the right form of the word with some parts left. The only one right variant is possible. For each word recovered one point is given. There are no elisions in the first and the last sentences, which helps to understand the whole context and recover the words.
  • Duration of the test – 60 minutes. About 20 for registration and instructions and 40 for the test.
  • The results of the test are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages from A2 to C1 and shown immediately after its completion. The participants get their certificates straight after the completion of the test.
  • You can accomplish the practice test here.

Trial tests

Prepare yourself with the trial tests to be ready for the real one.