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TEACHING LANGUAGE

The official language of instruction in the University of Thessaly is Greek. However, in numerous cases Erasmus+ exchange students are facilited in their academic work by getting bibliography, tutoring, exams, etc. in English. They are given tutoring courses and private study load in English as well as projects and assignments. In some instances, exams may also be given in English. This means that all applicants should be at least B1 level users in both written and spoken English. This requirement does not apply to students who are qualified to carry out their studies in Greek.

1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Important: Students are required to have B1 level knowledge of English. As proof of English knowledge, all certificates obtained by examination from a CEFR- validated English language course.  

The accepted certificates are:

Certificate

Examination Board

Minimum Requirements

IELTS General Training

IELTS

4.0 – 5.0

TOEFL

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

32-34

TOEIC

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

405 - 500

PET
Preliminary English Test

Cambridge English Language Assessment

B1

BULATS

Cambridge English Language Assessment

40-59

TIE

Test of Interactive English

IELT

B1/B1+

BUSINESS ENGLISH CERTIFICATE – PRELIMINARY

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES)

BEC PRELIMINARY

LONSON TESTS OF ENGLISH LEVEL 2

EDEXCEL / PEARSON

INTERMEDIATE COMMUNICATION – LEVEL 2

ESB
Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International All Modes

Europalso

Level B1 / Entry 3

NONC Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International

NONC

Entry 3 / B1

CERTIFICATE IN INTEGRATED SKILLS IN ENGLISH ISE I

TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON

ISE I / B1

CITY & GUILDS  ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE IN ESOL INTERNATIONAL

London College

ENTRY 3 / ACHIEVER

BCCE
Basic Communication Certificate in English

Hellenic American University

B1

MET

Michigan English Test

CaMLA - Michigan Language Assessment

B1

EDI Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International

Pearson

Entry Level 3 / B1

JETSET

Junior English Tests and Senior English Tests

Pearson

Level 4

LCCI EFB

Pearson

Level 2

PTE Academic

Pearson Test of English Academic

Pearson

40-60

OCNW

Certificate in ESOL International

Open College of the North West

Entry Level 3

LRN

Entry Level Certificate in ESOL International

Learning Resource Network

Entry 3 / B1

You can be exempted from having a certificate if upon registration you provide a stamped declaration/certificate written on official paper, which certifies that:

  • You have attended at least one school year at a high school, which the medium of instruction is English. In this case, the school must issue a certificate stating, “The medium of instruction is English”.
  • You attend a University in which the medium of instruction is English. In this case, as well the University must issue a certificate stating, “The medium of instruction is English”.

2. GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES

The University of Thessaly offers Greek language courses to all Erasmus and international Students every academic year.

The courses have no tuition and they can be included in the Learning Agreement (3 ECTS).

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT SEMESTER COURSE ECTS INSTRUCTOR
ALL SCHOOLS All Departments WS/SS Greek Language Courses 3 MARINA MOGLI

 

For more information about the Greek Language Courses, ask the IRO!