Language Proficiency Exam (Nyelvi vizsga) in spring 2015
Dávid Gergely/Kimmel Magdolna, host: DELP (R301)
2-credit lecture; weak prereq: (TANM-ANG-102/101K)
description & set texts
An overview of the MA language proficiency exam [The information below refers to the exam in general. To find practical information and sample tasks please go to delp.elte.hu.] This exam is designed to test candidates´ command of English at C1 level, as defined in the Council of Europe´s "Common European Framework of Reference" (CEF) standards. The exam consists of two parts: a written Use of English paper, and an Oral part in which candidates are tested in groups of three. The Use of English paper focuses mainly on grammatical, lexical and discoursal accuracy, and contains 75 questions based on continuous texts (several questions in each text) or single sentences (one or two questions in each sentence). The oral test requires candidates to speak fluently and accurately, first on their own and then in conversation with other candidates (see below for sample tasks). The following books may help students prepare for the UoE paper: Vince, M. Advanced Language Practice, Brook-Hart, G., and Haines, S. Cambridge Complete CAE, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 1-3 (Practice tests), Hewing, M. Cambridge Garammar for CAE and Proficiency, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (Practice tests)
requirements & assessment
In terms of the ELTE Hallgatói Követelményrendszer, this exam is an "A típusú nyelvi alapvizsga", which means that the two parts are marked separately; in order to pass the whole exam, candidates need to reach the pass-mark in both parts, and the final grade is based on the aggregate of both marks. It also means that the exam is only offered once in each exam period. At the moment passing the exam is an essential prerequisite for starting courses which belong to the second semester of the MA programme.