Language advancement levels A1–C2

The language learning path of students of the University of Economics in Katowice is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which is the official system for assessing competences in the field of foreign languages in the European Union, and therefore in all legal documents of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. Language courses conducted as part of the mandatory language course are based on business language teaching curriculums (levels B1, B2, C1), and in the case of lower levels (A1, A2) – on a foreign language with elements of business teaching curriculums.

Initial and target language levels

In the 2019/2020 academic year, a distinction was made between the level declared by a candidate in the recruitment survey and the level at which the language course will end after four semesters.

In the recruitment survey, a candidate determines their level of language competence when starting a programme. On this basis, they are assigned to a group the level of which is the target level, i.e. achieved at the end of the language course and confirmed with the final exam, which takes place in the summer session following the fourth semester.

Such rules apply to all first-cycle programmes since 2019/2020 recruitment procedure, except for International Business, where a different language education path is offered.

The table below shows the relationship between the level declared in the recruitment survey and the level of the group to which the student was assigned. 

Initial level (declared in the survey)

Target level (exam) = Level of the language group

Advanced level B2+/C1

C1 in business

Higher intermediate level (B2)

B2+ in business

Intermediate level (B1/B1+)

B2 in business

Lower intermediate level (A2/A2+)

B1 in business

Basic level (A1+)

A2+ in business

Beginner level (A1)

A1+ in business