An extract from the
REGULATION No 21/2012
of the Rector of the Wrocław University
dated 14th March 2012
on introduction of compulsory Polish language classes for foreign University of Wrocław students
On the basis of Article 66.2 of the Act dated 27th July 2005 on Higher education (Journal of Laws no 164, item 1365 as amended) it is ordered as follows:
Art. 1.1 Commencing from the 1st of February 2012 compulsory Polish language classes are introduced for students studying at the University of Wrocław on BA/BSc studies, supplementary MA/MSc studies and combined Master’s studies.
Art. 1.2 The obligation referred to in Article 1.1 above does not refer to students studying Polish philology at the University of Wrocław.
Art. 2.8 Five ECTS credits are granted for gaining language competence at a given level. This is to be confirmed in a form of a passed exam.
Art. 4.1 Foreigners studying at the University of Wrocław in English are obliged to participate in the Polish language classes for two consecutive semesters on their first year of studies and to pass an exam at minimum A1 level. The classes cover 30 hours in each semester and participants receive graded credits.
Art. 4.2 Three credits (ECTS) are granted for gaining language competence at a given level. The competence is to be confirmed in a form of a passed exam.
Art. 4.3 Foreigners who are not exempted from the obligation to pass the exam on the basis of the Article 6 as stipulated below, studying at the University of Wrocław in English may take an exam against payment at levels A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 at the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners, University of Wrocław earlier that it is stipulated in their studies schedules. By passing the exam they are exempted from the obligation to attend the Polish classes and to get graded credits.
Art. 5 Foreign students studying at the University of Wrocław in Polish or in English may continue learning Polish at higher levels (A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2) on additional semester courses organised by the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners against payment. Students continuing learning Polish in this form get four credits for each completed semester as well as a relevant note in the supplement to their diplomas.
Art. 6.1 Students who confirm their knowledge of Polish with a relevant document in one of the forms specified below are exempted from the obligation to participate in the Polish classes and to pass the exams:
1/ passed state examination in the Polish language at a required or higher level;
2/ passed Matura (baccalaureate) in Polish;
3/ completion of BA/BSc studies, supplementary MA/MSc studies or combined Master’s studies conducted in Polish provided that the students passed the exam in a relevant major.
Art. 6.2 The Dean of the Faculty in which a given foreigner studies may exempt them from participation in the compulsory Polish classes if such a possibility results from the content of agreements concluded with other Universities / Academies.
Art. 6.3 Foreign students exempted from the obligation to participate in the Polish classes on the basis of Art. 6.1 and 6.2 get ECTS credits as stipulated in Art. 2.8 or Art. 4.2 accordingly.
Art. 7. The Regulation No. 77/2010 of the Rector of the Wrocław University dated 1st October 2010 on introduction of compulsory Polish language classes for foreign University of Wrocław students shall no longer be in effect.
Art. 8 Execution of this Regulation shall be supervised by the Pro-Rector for Teaching Affairs.
Art. 9 This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of signing in force from the 1st of February 2012.
Signed by: Prof. Marek Bojarski
THE RECTOR OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW