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About ECL exam

  Certify your proficiency level in Polish
and take an international ECL exam in Polish!

ECL exam

ECL (European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages) is EU languages exam, including Polish language, based on a uniform, reliable and valid standard assessing the proficiency of foreign languages. Its origins date to 1992, and its characteristic is comparability of exam results and certificates in all tested languages.

The exam is accredited by EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment).

The network of exam centres comprises universities and language schools. Foreign Language Centre of Pécs University (Hungary) serves as a coordinating unit.

ECL exam profile

ECL certificate confirms written and/or spoken knowledge of general Polish language, in scope of topics connected with personal and professional life, in appropriate levels: A2, B1, B2, C1, compliant with Common European Framework of Reference.

ECL exam does not contain grammar tests; it focuses on practical communication skills and tests 4 language competences :

Written part:
  • - reading comprehension,
  • - writing skills.
Spoken part:
  • - listening comprehension,
  • - speaking skills.

  • - certified knowledge of Polish language at the international labour market is an additional asset, even if your job is not directly connected with Poland,
  • - knowledge of the less widely taught languages, e.g. Polish language, is favourable for employers,
  • - acknowledging exam at many universities in the EU as well as in public institutions,
  • - confirmation of knowing Polish with and exam increases motivation for systematic learning.

Upcoming ECL exam dates - 2020:

- April 17th : Polish language - levels: A2, B1, C1.
- April 18th: Polish language - level B2.

Deadline for application: March 12th.

- December 4th: Polish language - levels A2, B1, C1.
- December 5th : Polish language - level B2.

Deadline for application: November 5th.

 Exam fee:   

- 80 Euro (complete exam: written part and oral part)
- 48 Euro (partial exam: written part or oral part)

  We kindly invite you to join a preparatory course for the exam ECL in Polish language!

Five-week course curriculum covers  all you need to pass your ECL exam:
  • - intensive development of all skills focused on  ECL specification, objectives, topics,
  • - practical tips on ECL exam,
  • - trial exam.
Course fee (340 zł) includes:
  • - 20 lessons with a qualified teacher of Polish (5 weeks, 10 classes x 90 min.),
  • - all materials, including sample ECL tests.

You can join the preparatory course for ECL exam when you have completed courses in Polish at A2, B1 or B2 levels (or reach these levels on the placement test).

Preparatory course for ECL exam in Polish:  twice per week 
Lekcje dwa razy w tygodniu - 20 lekcji (czas trwania: 5 tygodni)TERMINY, ZAPISY
Level Description Days Hours Start date Sign up
A2/B1 beginner/upper intermediate Tue-Thu
07:30 – 09:00 March 7th
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beginner/upper intermediate Tue-Thu 11:00 – 12:30 March 7th
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beginner/upper intermediate
19:15 – 20:45 March 7th
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In Poland, in addtion to Warsaw,you can take an ECL exam in Polish in Gdańsk and in Łodź.

Sample test are available at:

More info and registration at :

Członek Konsorcjum dla języka polskiego jako języka obcego
Krajowe Centrum Egzaminacyjne ECL w Polsce
Krajowe Centrum Sieci ECL w Polsce

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