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Basic information

Language of instruction

English, Polish

Duration

3 years

Wydział Humanistyczny

Sosnowiec

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Offered major: Foreign Language for Business Purposes

Foreign language courses offered: German, French

Characteristics of the programme:

Within the English Foreign Language for Business Purposes major, the basis of the study is intensive foreign language study focused on the business sphere. English (as the first language) and German or French (as the second obligatory language) are taught. Foreign language study includes practical foreign language study, including practical lexis and grammar, business and commercial correspondence, current economic, social and political issues as well as translation. The major of Business English with German or French introduces specialist vocabulary and provides an opportunity to discuss in a foreign language the substantive issues related to business activity. In addition to the typical philological subjects, which enable you to continue your education in a supplementary Master's studies, the major also offers a choice of subjects in law and economics.

Professional prospects (profile of the graduates): 

  • The profession of the translator (including translation of specialised and artistic texts) work in translation agencies;
  • Work in mass media (radio, TV, press, the Internet);
  • Work in tourism and the service sector, in foreign cooperation departments;
  • Work in editorial offices of magazines and cultural institutions, especially those requiring advanced knowledge of English;
  • Management and marketing activities supported by fluency in foreign languages
  • Languages (including advertising, public relations).

The graduates acquire basic competencies in management and marketing, supported by fluency in foreign languages (English, German or French). We provide business-oriented language education, ensuring good preparation in theoretical disciplines such as law, economics and philological subjects such as literature, culture and history of English-speaking countries as well as the descriptive grammar of English, literary and linguistics. The graduates have knowledge and skills that provide them with an understanding of the principles of business operation, finance and marketing. The major is practically oriented, but not devoid of intellectual ambition. It is regarded as a modern attempt to reconcile practical needs: training staff with knowledge of business English and the language of the second major in German or French. The graduates will be able to apply their knowledge in various types and forms of translation of general and specialised texts, they will be able to use specialist terminology in written works and oral statements in English and German.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

Competitive admission based on diploma grades, which takes into account the result in the written part of Matura exam in English (as a modern foreign language), converted to ranking points.

The rules of converting the results of Matura exam expressed in percent to ranking points:

  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the basic level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 1 point.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the advanced level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.
  • Percentage in the written Matura exam at the bilingual level is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2.5 points.

In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains the exam results at different levels, and when the candidate improved the Matura exam result, the result which gives the higher number of points after conversion (more favourable for the candidate) is taken into account.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM:

Competitive admission based on diploma grades, which takes into account the result in the written or oral part of Matura exam in English. In the case when the secondary school-leaving certificate contains the exam results in the written and oral part, the result which gives the higher number of points after conversion (more favourable for the candidate) is taken into account.

The results of Matura exam will be converted to percentage points in following way:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

 

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 80 %

4 — 70 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 30 %

3 — 50 %

 

2 — 30 %

The percentage result in the written or oral part of Matura exam achieved by the candidate will be converted to ranking points according to the following rules:

  • Percentage in the written or oral Matura exam is converted to points as follows: 1% = 4 points.
  • Percentage in the Matura exam in a bilingual school or school with English language is converted to points as follows: 1% = 4 points.

Admissions criteria for candidates with International Baccalaureate

For candidates with INTERNATIONAL MATURA EXAM — IB DIPLOMA:

The exam result in English as a foreign language (Language B) will be converted proportionally to the new Matura exam scale as follows:

IB diploma

Basic level (SL)

Advanced level (HL)

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85.71%

5

72%

71.43%

4

58%

57.14%

3

44%

42.86%

2

30%

28.57%

1

0%

14.29%

The percentage result achieved by the candidate will be converted to ranking points according to the following rules:

  • Percentage in the written IB Matura exam at the basic level (SL) is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2 points.
  • Percentage in the written IB Matura exam at the advanced level (HL) is converted to points as follows: 1% = 2.5 points.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Admissions criteria for candidates with a document obtained outside of Poland

For the candidates — Polish citizens who graduated from high school abroad or foreigners — the possibility to conduct an exam in English is allowed in the situation when a candidate has a secondary school-leaving certificate which does not include English language as a subject. A written exam will correspond in level to Matura exam in English at the advanced level. The exam results expressed in percent, on a scale of 30% - 100%, will be converted to ranking points in accordance with the same rules as for candidates with the new Matura exam.

The knowledge of Polish at C1 level according to CEFR (advanced) is required.

For foreign candidates and candidates with the Card of the Pole

The knowledge of Polish at C1 level according to CEFR (advanced) is required.

Exceptions from admission procedures

Nazwa olimpiady / konkursu Tytuł uprawniający do ulgi Limit miejsc Uwagi
Olimpiada Języka Angielskiego laureat lub finalista

Szczegółowa procedura uznania powyższych uprawnień dostępna jest na stronie https://us.edu.pl/kandydat/rekrutacja-na-studia-krok-po-kroku/olimpiady-i-konkursy/

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Payment for semester
dla Polaków i cudzoziemców uprawnionych do kształcenia na studiach stacjonarnych w języku polskim bez ponoszenia opłat za studia.

No tuition fees


Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 850,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 990,00 PLN
  • 990,00 PLN
  • 1 020,00 PLN

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Wydział Humanistyczny

ul. Grota Roweckiego 5
41-200 Sosnowiec
32 364 08 92

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wh

filologia.angielska.wh@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl