Evaluation system

In levels 5 & 6, evaluation will take place both throughout the course and at the end of the course, and will consist of:

Class evaluation based on participation in, and performance of, oral and written assignments, as well as tests and participation in class (40%).

–  A final exam which constitutes 60% of the final class grade and includes five parts:

Oral exam 20%

Use of English exam 20%

Reading exam 20%

Listening exam 20%

Writing exam 20%

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participation in 85% of regular class sessions is a prerequisite for taking the final exam. (This means, in fact, that students cannot for any reason miss more than four lessons if they wish to have the right to take the final exam.)


In levels 5 and 6, students must pass at least three of the five parts of the final exam in order to pass the course, and the resulting average of the final exams must be a 5 or more.

Those students who fail to meet the criterion of regular participation have not earned the right to take the end-of-term final exam.

Levels 5 and 6 are only offered in the first semester, although there will be a repeaters’ group for those who fail the class in order to provide them with further opportunities to practice; however, there will be no corresponding exam sitting.


On the other hand, those students who fail the course in the first term do have the right to take the July re-sit exam. The final grade for students taking this exam will take into account: the class grade obtained for continuous evaluation (40%) and the grade on the re-sit exam (60%). That is to say, students have to re-sit all five parts of the exam.


Students who did not earn the right to take the exam at the end of the first term cannot take the re-sit exam and must re-register for the same level in the first term of the following academic year.