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Polish certificate exam level B1 and institution / few questions about the Polish language


Sara_Taly_00
12 Jul 2015 #1
Hi everyone

so I need to take a polish certificate exam level B1 ( this is the lowest level they offer ) in order to get a certificate for my polish documents, I am at the beginning of level A2 at the moment and my exam is on Sep the 12th.

1)_ do you think I can make it and pass I need at lest 60% to pass
2)_ any one had this exam before and can advice me and tell me how was it!
3)_I think I can finish the level A2 by mid Aug would I have enough time or need more!

am freaking out as everyone tells me how hard the polish language is and I wont be able to pass, if I fail I cant take the exam for a full year which something I cant afford at the moment and Sep is my only chance as well I cant post point it

please advice
Thank you
Sara
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
12 Jul 2015 #2
1)_ do you think I can make it and pass I need at lest 60% to pass

No chance.

3)_I think I can finish the level A2 by mid Aug would I have enough time or need more!

A2 to B1 is a huge jump.

Don't even try it. Why do you need the exam, anyway?
peaceforce 2 | 12
12 Jul 2015 #3
It is very funny, but I've the same situation, I'm preparing for ministry of health B1 language exam in mid september and I'm at the beginning of A2 .. I think there is always hope
Youngblood1982 - | 1
4 Sep 2015 #4
Guys,

My friend is in similar situation. The thing is difference between A2 and B1 is really huge. He is preparing few things by heart and few by understanding the rules. I think it is very much possible but still if anyone has any further information then please do share with us. They are closing down and the new bill will come into effect in the end of Nov 2015, the schools will be affiliated and regulated in coming 6 months..... so that mean no exams before may 2016. Hope my information is wrong but if it's correct then that would be a nightmare for him.

Also, the current fees is 60 euro and after the new regulation the new fees will be 180 euro :(
Best of luck!
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
4 Sep 2015 #5
Can you tell us where you heard that? I didn't know about any change...
rosalinda
6 Sep 2015 #6
they is a test online on their site, you can test yourself if you can pass.
you can also try book 'badz na B1', if you can pass exercises in this book, than you can pass the exam.
Michella
8 Sep 2015 #7
Merged: How conservative exam 'mowienie' look like in Polish certificate exam?

Anyone had the exam before, how fluent should be on level B1? how it is exactly and how much fluent someone should be?
jon357 63 | 14,255
8 Sep 2015 #9
This contains the band descriptors for CEFR B1 speaking.
eui.eu/Documents/ServicesAdmin/LanguageCentre/CEF.pdf

As a comparison, this is about the equivalent level in English:
cambridgeenglish.org/images/22649-rv-examples-of-speaking-performance.pdf
nope 2 | 44
30 Sep 2015 #10
Merged: Polish language certificate - which institution can issue this?

Hi everyone ,
I want to take the B1 exam (polish) and I'm wondering if there is any other institution where I can take it except: certyfikatpolski.pl/pl/ ?

Here it seems there will be no more exams for this year and there is no information about next year.
Thanks
Marshosza
3 Feb 2018 #11
Merged:

Polish B1 for Permanent Residence Card



Hi everyone,
according the the new amendment immigration law of foreigners in Poland which will be applied in Feb 2018. one of the new requirement to obtain the permanent residence card (after completing 5 years stay in Poland) is to have B1 language certificate.

my question, is this certificate need to be issued by state (certificate state) or it can be any from any language school?
the concern here, that the exam state is organized only 3 times per year, moreover you need to wait for another 2,5 months to get certificate.
additionally you have very limited places when you apply for it. therefore all this can delay applying by even half a year.
regards
Richard
DominicB - | 2,684
3 Feb 2018 #12
It's a state exam. A certificate from a private language school would be worthless.
Lyzko 24 | 7,091
3 Feb 2018 #13
I "purloined" a copy of the Exam in question and I must confess, I'd be hard pressed to say whether I'd pass it or not!

Showed it to a Polish colleague of mine at work and even he admitted that for a lot of Polish native speakers, the test could be a challenge.

Who knows, perhaps he was just being polite:-)
dolnoslask 5 | 2,574
3 Feb 2018 #14
, I'd be hard pressed to say whether I'd pass it or not!

Me too
Lyzko 24 | 7,091
3 Feb 2018 #15
Same though holds for the Cambridge Certificate Exam for English, which possibly only a teacher such as myself would have any hope of passing handily.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,574
3 Feb 2018 #16
Cambridge Certificate Exam for English

I would fail that one too.
Lyzko 24 | 7,091
3 Feb 2018 #17
You're not the only one of your compatriots, I'm sure, so don't feel too bad:-)
lol
dolnoslask 5 | 2,574
3 Feb 2018 #18
No I don't it never held me back, not like i depended on it for a living no money in it, anyway, how many language teacher millionaires do you know lol.
Braveheart16 17 | 127
4 Feb 2018 #19
DominicB.....It's a state exam. A certificate from a private language school would be worthless.

As some private language school are accredited to offer courses and certificates for students to take the Cambridge Certificate Exam, FCE etc...then perhaps its possible to find a school who is accredited to run the 'state exam' to cut down on waiting time and to offer more places....
Lyzko 24 | 7,091
4 Feb 2018 #20
@ dolno well, I know a whole bunch of ex-Silicon software engineers struggling to make ends meet as we speak:-)
Marshosza
5 Feb 2018 #21
@Braveheart16
i hope they will make some school accredited. otherwise will be a disaster.
DominicB - | 2,684
5 Feb 2018 #22
That's not going to happen. The potential for fraud is far too high.
Braveheart16 17 | 127
6 Feb 2018 #23
I think it depends on the reputation of the individual language school. The potential for fraud is equally valid elsewhere, wherever you take it....it all depends on the people overseeing the exam. If accredited language schools are properly run (as no doubt state exam centres are) then the potential for fraud is reduced.
DominicB - | 2,684
6 Feb 2018 #24
It's still not going to happen. Private language schools do not have the authority to issue state certificates, and never will be granted that authority.
Lyzko 24 | 7,091
6 Feb 2018 #25
While DomincB may well be factually correct (and I'm not doubting such, as I'm less informed on the subject), the potential for fraud exists at the highest levels as well, and will probably continue to as well unfortunately:-)
nope 2 | 44
6 Feb 2018 #26
I was at Warsaw University.
kaprys 2 | 2,017
6 Feb 2018 #27
Even if the exam were to be taken in a language school, it would have to be a certified exam centre. Just like in case of Cambridge exams, the papers would be sent to the organiser of the exam.

If there are three exams a year, you can take it every four months, roughly speaking. It's frequent enough IMO.
And if It's for the citizenship, it has to be organised by a respectable institution.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
7 Feb 2018 #28
It's still not going to happen. Private language schools do not have the authority to issue state certificates, and never will be granted that authority.

Dominic, again, you're way out of date. The law regulating this changed in 2015, and now private institutions can become exam centers too.
DominicB - | 2,684
7 Feb 2018 #29
@delphiandomine

What does your post have to do with anything I wrote?

What does your post have to do with anything I wrote? Or with anything the OP asked? Private language schools do not have the authority to issue state certificates, and never will be granted that authority. Any certificate issued by a private language school is completely worthless for this purpose. And no, there hasn't been, and never will be, any change in the law regarding this.

Whether private institutions can serve as testing centers is another matter entirely.
Braveheart16 17 | 127
7 Feb 2018 #30
Well yes, so you agree that it could be possible for accredited private language schools to act as exam centres.....it may well be that the actual certificate is issued by the government department responsible for producing them....but it could be possible for this exam to be taken at a language school....


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