Language Department

International Examinations

Certificates

As of February 2013, the Language Department, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, became an accredited Public Test Centre of the following international examinations:

  • TOEIC® Listening and Reading, TOEIC® Speaking & Writing,TOEIC BRIDGE®, TOEFL® ITP, TOEFL® Junior, TFI, and WiDaF.

The following examinations take place regularly every semester:

Examination and Registration Dates

Students taking the TOEFL ITP or TOEIC LR as part of theMaster's Final English Examination do not register for the examinations, they only register for the course/examination in STAG (OJZ 930 or OJZ 935). No other registration is necessary, and the examinations are paid for by FSci. This is the same for students in the Doctoral programme who enrol in the course/>examination OJZ 940.

Students taking the TOEIC LR (Institutional Programme or with Photo) as an alternative to the Bachelor's Final English Examination (OJZ 910) must register for the examination separately, pay for the examination themselves, and have the TOEIC examination result recognised by request after enrolling in the course OJZ 910.

Remember to register and pay the fee by the date provided.

TOEFL ® ITP

Date of the examination Registration and payment at latest by

Monday 8 January 2024

1:00 pm


12 December 2023

TOEIC L+R with Photo

Date of the examination Registration and payment at latest by


The examinations always start at 10 am.

8 February 2024
6 June 2024
18 September 2024




15 January 2024
13 May 2024
23 August 2024

TOEIC L+R Institutional Programme

Date of the examination Registration and payment at latest by
2024
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TOEFL® ITP

The TOEFL® ITP examination takes place every semester, usually in January and May/June. Particular dates are to be found in the Calendar section of the Department homepage. 

Remember to register and pay the fee by the date provided. 

Before the examination, it is highly recommended that the candidates study the document TOEFL ITP Test Taker Handbook available on this page in the section „Individual Preparation“.

Cancellation conditions:

  • Before registration date:
    Payment is returned in full or transferred to a later examination date.
  • After registration date:
    Registration is binding; payment must be made and cannot be cancelled.

More information about TOEFL ITP

The TOEFL ITP exam examines the ability of the student to communicate effectively in the English-speaking academic environment.

The listening part focuses on the understanding of short and medium length dialogues from a university environment and medium length lectures.

The second part, “structure“, tests the student’s knowledge of grammar structures.

The reading part contains five short texts accompanied by questions focused on the overall understanding of the particular text and the vocabulary therein.

Part of test Time Number of questions Points available
Listening 35 minutes 50 questions 31 to 68 points
Structure 25 minutes 40 questions 31 to 68 points
Reading 55 minutes 50 questions 31 to 67 points
Total 115 minutes 140 questions 310 to 677 points

The points achieved can be converted to CEFR levels (A1 - C1) here.

Sample tests may be found here:

– points transfer between TOEFL® ITP and TOEFL® iBT

Instead of the TOEFL® ITP examination, which is a part of the Final Master’s Examination in English and is sat on site at the faculty, the language department also recognises a TOEFL® iBT certificate as an equivalent, with the following transfer of points:

TOEFL iBT TOEFL ITP TOEFL iBT TOEFL ITP TOEFL iBT TOEFL ITP
0 – 12 310 43 443 79-80 550
13 313 44 447 81-82 553
14 317-320 45-46 450-453 83 557-560
15 323-327 47 457 84-85 563
16 330 48 460 86-87 567
17 333-337 49-50 463 88-89 570-573
18 340-343 51 467 90-91 577
19-20 347-350 52 470-473 92-93 580-583
21 353 53 477 94-95 587
22 357-360 54-55 480 96-97 590-593
23 363-367 56 483 98-99 597
24 370-373 57 487-490 100 600-603
25 377 58 493 101-102 607-610
26-27 380-383 59-60 497 103-104 613
28 387 61 500 105 617-620
29 390-393 62-63 503 106-108 623-627
30-31 397 64 507-510 109 630-633
32 400-403 65 513 110 637
33 407 66-67 517 111-112 640-643
34 410-413 68 520 113 647
35 417 69-70 523 114-115 650-653
36-37 420 71 527-530 116 657
38 423-427 72-73 533 117 660-663
39 430 74-75 537 118 667
40 433 76 540-543 119 670
41-42 437-440 77-78 547 120 673-677

– conversion of TOEFL® ITP points to CEFR levels

Official ETS webpage for conversion of TOEFL® ITP points to CEFR levels

 View the external web page

TOEIC® Listening and Reading

Test Contents

The TOEIC Listening and Reading exam is a test of English for the Working Environment and consists of two parts.

Before the examination, it is highly recommended that the candidates study the document TOEIC L+R Examinee Handbook available on this page in the section „Individual Preparation“.

Listening
The Listening section assesses how well test takers understand spoken English. In this section, test takers listen to short passages in English and answer a variety of questions. It consists of four parts and 100 test questions, and lasts 45 minutes:

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short talks

Reading
The Reading Comprehension section measures how well test takers understand written English. In this section, test takers read materials and answer questions at their own pace. Passages use real-world workplace conversations. The test consists of three parts and 100 test questions, and it lasts 75 minutes:

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Text Comprehension
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension

TOEIC L+R – Public or Institutional Programme?

We offer the TOEIC Listening and Reading Examination in two programmes. The first of them, TOEIC with Photo (Public Programme), leads to obtaining a so-called score report, which is a confirmation of the achieved result and the achieved language level. This confirmation is accompanied by a photograph and has international validity. In case of interest, it is possible to order a decorative certificate, which, however, is not necessary to prove your language level.

Within the so-called Institutional Programme, students automatically receive the Score Report. Other services, like Express Scoring, are not available. The Score Report is only valid within the institution that administers the examination (in our case the University of South Bohemia). However, there are a number of organizations that recognise these documents. 

Other differences between the two programmes are in the price and in some organisational aspects of the administration of the examination. The contents of the tests do not differ.

Why are TOEIC® test scores valid for two years?

1) TOEIC L+R with Photo

Students who pass the examination gain an international certificate on which their photograph appears.

It is necessary to register and pay the examination fee by the respective date (see above) for all exam dates.

 The minimum number of participants required for the test to take place is three.

Cancellation conditions:

  • Before registration date:
    Payment is returned in full or transferred to a later examination date.
  • After registration date:
    Registration is binding; payment must be made and cannot be cancelled.

2) TOEIC L+R Institutional Programme

The TOEIC L+R examination is valid only within the administrating institute (in our case University of South Bohemia). The student receives information concerning points score only and may purchase a certificate with institutional validity / score report. Many employers and educational institutes do, however, accept these results as valid.

The dates of the examination are to be found in the Calendar section of the Department homepageRemember to register and pay the fee by the date provided. The candidates will receive the exact time and place of the test sessiion one week before the start of the examination. 

Cancellation conditions:

  • Before registration date:
    Payment is returned in full or transferred to a later examination date.
  • After registration date:
    Registration is binding; payment must be made and cannot be cancelled.

Difference: score eport x certificate x score roster (pdf)

– conversion of TOEIC® LR points to CEFR levels

Official ETS correlation table for conversion of TOEIC® LR points to CEFR levels

View the pdf document

Preparation Courses for TOEIC® LR and TOEFL® ITP

Every semester, the FSci Language Department offers a wide range of courses preparing the candidates for certified international examinations, which the students attend voluntarily and free of charge, as usual.

TOEFL® ITP

  • OJZ 330 – TOEFL ITP Preparation. Grammar and Vocabulary
  • OJZ 430 – TOEFL ITP Preparation. Listening and Reading
  • OJZ 682 – block preparation course

TOEIC® LR

  • OJZ 545 – English for TOEIC B1–B2
  • OJZ 546 – English for TOEIC B2–C1
  • OJZ 680 – block preparation course

You can find a comparison of the courses on the page Public Test Centre in the left menu, and there is detailed information about each course available on the page Course Descriprions.

To be able to attend the courses, it is necessary to register one week before the first lesson at latest.
Students enrol in the courses at the Department of Study Affairs of their faculty.

Individual Preparation for TOEIC® LR and TOEFL® ITP
Official ETS resources

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is the world's largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that develops and sells certified language examinations and offers other services. You can find more information on its website here.

Courses at FSci USB

Every semester the Language Department organizes various TOEIC and TOEFL preparation courses, in both one-day and regular semester format. To get more details about them, please open the roll-down menu item Preparation courses at FSci USB above.

Useful Links

There are a number of TOEIC-LR-practice applications available at both Google Play and Apple Store. Students recommend especially the following ones:

  1. Lingolan TOEIC – „helps you improve listening and reading skills in the format of the TOEIC test“.
  2. Practice for TOEIC® Test Pro
  3. TOEIC Test 
  4. Essential Vocabulary – vocabulary practice not just for the TOEIC/TOEFL examinations

Other tips:

Instructions for candidates with specific needs

In the event that you need to modify test conditions (e.g. extension of time limit, enlargement of font, etc.), please contact Mgr. Zuzana Kovářová (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than 3 months before the examinatiuon to agree on further steps. If you are studying at University of South Bohemia, please also contact the Support Centre for Students with Specific Needs. Please also refer to this manual.

Price List

We offer students of University of South Bohemia a price reduction on all examinations and certificates.
The student may be requested to provide a confirmation of study.

Language Auditing

Our centre offers a language audit to companies and corporations.

For more information, see here (web ETS).

Other Information

Contact

  • Mgr. Zuzana Kovářová

  • +420 387 772 286

  • toeic(at)prf.jcu.cz

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