The exam tests not only knowledge from the curriculum of the BYA1 – BYA4 courses but also and mainly the ability to manage oral communication as well as writing in everyday situations at the specified level of English. The level required to pass the BY01 exam corresponds to the Cambridge KET exam (level A2 according to the CEFR). Two credits are given for this exam.
The exam consists of a written test (grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening) and an oral exam. Students must obtain a minimum of at least 50% in each part of the test in order to pass.
The test lasts for 2 hours, including the oral part.
Students must sign up for the BY01 exam for a given academic year at the study department so that they may register for individual BY01 exams online via the faculty intranet. Students that have signed up for the BY01 in the winter semester may also sit the exam in the summer semester without having to sign up again.
family, countries and nationalities, common objects, jobs, common verbs and adjectives, daily regime, housing, urban areas, parts of the body, holidays, food, clothes, animals
Duration 10-15 minutes. Students are tested in pairs. The conversation covers topics which are practiced in the subjects BYA1 – BYA4.
A list of sample conversation topics can be downloaded here.
Course at the FCE
Exam at the FCE
Common European Framework Level
Related Cambridge exam
|BYA4||BY01||A2+ / B1 -||KET|
|BYA20||B1+ / B2-|
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