Do not underestimate the preparation needed for this exam. Typically, for a student starting as a complete beginner to successfully reach level B1 and pass an exam at that level requires approximately 350 – 400 hours of study and preparation. Within the ‘free semesters’ available to students at FCE BUT you are provided with approx. 130 hours of direct tuition i.e. 100 minutes per week over 78 weeks. For your further studies (i.e. approx. 3 more hours per week), you have Moodle at your disposal. You can visit the BYA1 – BYA6 Moodle courses as guests at any time to help yourself prepare for the BY51. Login name: host_bya6, password: host_bya6 (this is for BYA6; change the number of the course according to your needs).
The exam tests not only knowledge from the curriculum of the BYA5 and BYA6 courses but also and mainly the ability to manage oral communication in everyday situations. The level of English required for the BY51 exam corresponds to the Cambridge PET exam (level B1 according to the CEFR). Two credits are given for this exam.
Students must obtain a mark of at least 50 per cent in order to pass the exam.
The exam lasts 25 to 30 minutes.
Students must sign up for the BY51 exam for a given academic year at the study department so that they may register for individual BY51 exams online via the faculty intranet. Students that have signed up for the BY51 in the winter semester may also sit the exam in the summer semester without having to sign up again.
We recommend that you look at a SAMPLE TEST.
You might also like to have a look at our old test – you can try it and see if you have reached B1 level in English. You can also find sample Cambridge PET tests in the MOODLE course for BYA6. Information about the international PET exam can be found here.
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- based on New English File Intermediate Third Edition
Course at the FCE
Exam at the FCE
Common European Framework Level
Related Cambridge exam
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