Course detail

English Upper-Intermediate, B2 Level (exam)

FAST-VYA013Acad. year: 2024/2025

For this exam, the four optional subjects VYA010, VYA011, VYA004 and VYA005 are offered to aid students in acquiring the required knowledge and skills. The exam is partially based on the contents of the books New English File Upper-Intermediate Third Edition (Clive Oxenden and Christina Latham-Koenig, Oxford University Press 2014) and New English File Advanced Third Edition, (Clive Oxenden and Christina Latham-Koenig, Oxford University Press 2015), and partially on Cambridge First Certificate-type materials.
The exam is conducted orally with pairs of students and lasts 25 minutes.
The exam tests speaking skills such as interaction, pronunciation and the ability to construct connected sentences to give information or opinions on a certain topic. It also tests listening and reading ability, as well as grammar and vocabulary.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Entry knowledge

Entry level B2. Students should be able to:
- communicate fluently and spontaneously with native speakers in such a way that neither party has trouble making themselves clear or understanding the other
- use the English language with a good degree of accuracy when dealing with familiar topics and using common grammatical forms
- work with complex texts and generally understand the main points within

It is recommended that students take the BYA002(previously BY002, BY51) exam before attempting VYA013, and the following optional courses: VYA004 and VYA005. If they did not obtain a grade A in the BYA002 exam, students should also take courses VYA010 and VYA011, if possible.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Not applicable.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

English File Upper Intermediate - Third Edition, Christina Latham-Koenig and Clive Oxenden, Oxford University Press, 2014, ISBN 978-0-19-455864-8


English File Advanced - Third Edition, Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig and Jerry Lambert, Oxford University Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-19-450237-5


Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-VP Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective