ADMISSION PROCEDURE

Applicants are selected on the basis of the results of a written entrance examination while taking into account the results of their secondary education. The weighting of the entrance examination shall be at least ¾ of the total result of the admission procedure.

The written examination shall consist of questions related to the following areas:

  • English grammar
  • English vocabulary, including phraseology and phrases
  • English pronunciation

Applicants are expected have knowledge corresponding to the B2 level (according to the CEFR, i.e. upper-intermediate, or Cambridge First Certificate).

Notes:
Applicants in the 2022/2023 academic year who meet at least one of the following criteria will be considered to have passed the Department’s English Language Entrance Examination and will be granted marks equivalent to the maximum marks obtained in the written examination:

1. completion of the B2 English leaving examination (maturita), with a score of at least 75% in the external part (not more than 3 years old), or completion of the C1 English leaving examination (maturita)*;

2. submission of one of the internationally recognised standardised certificates: Cambridge First Certificate (no more than 3 years old), Cambridge Advanced Certificate (no more than 4 years old) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) (no more than 5 years old);

3.completion of the TOEFL test with a minimum score of 90 (not older than 2 years);

4. completion of the IELTS Academic, or IELTS General Training test - Band Score minimum 6 (not older than 2 years);

5. completion of the General or Vocational State Language Examination (not older than 3 years) - note: the examinations must be conducted by an authorised institution (see www.minedu.sk);

6. completion of the Basic State Language Examination with a mark of 'Distinction' (1) (not more than 3 years old) - the examinations must be conducted by an approved institution (see www.minedu.sk); or

7. completion of the CITY and GUILDS test at the B2 level, focusing on all four language skills - writing, reading, listening and speaking (no more than 3 years old).

Candidates may include a certified copy of the certificate with their application, which must be sent to the Faculty of Education (PdF), Comenius  University (UK) as soon as the examination has been passed, but no later than 15 June 2023. Applicants may also submit the relevant proof of the fulfilment of the criteria to the supervisors of the entrance examination.

*Conditions will be modified depending on the conditions and criteria of the school leaving examinations in the 2022/23 school year, as well as any changes in standardised testing.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to give individual consideration to international diplomas/certificates in English at the B2 level which are not specified above.

 

Literature:

 

Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. 4th Edition. Cambridge: CUP, 2012

Redston, Ch. – Cunningham, G. Face2Face. Upper-Intermediate. Cambridge: CUP, 2013

Oxenden, C. – Latham-Koenig, Ch.: New English File. Upper-Intermediate. Oxford: OUP, 2008

Soars, J. – Soars, L.: New Headway. Upper-Intermediate. Oxford: OUP, 2014

Bilíková, Toft, Preložníková: YES! Angličtina – nová maturita – vyššia úroveň (B2). Bratislava: Enigma, 2008.

Bérešová, Hosszúová, Bathgate: Nová maturita z angličtiny B2. Bratislava: Aktuell, 2008.