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Language exams

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A NEW LANGUAGE

For a new world

The Language Institute of the Universidad Industrial de Santander is a self-sustaining academic and administrative unit attached to the Faculty of Human Sciences. It was created by Acuerdo No 036 del 5 abril de 1990 of the Superior Council. The Language Institute has provided uninterrupted services to the region for over 31 years and today it is the largest language institute in eastern Colombia.

Exams

Dates

  • 13-14 October 2022

  • 10 -11 November 2022

Januaryt 18 y 20 July 12, 14 y 26
February 1, 3, y 17 August 9, 11, 23 y 25
March 1, 3, 15, 17, 29 y 31 September 6, 8 20 y 22
April 9 y 21 October 4, 6, y 18
May 3, 19 y 31 November 1, 3, 15, 17 y 29
June 2,14, 16, 28 y 30 December 1
DateInstitutional Examination of Ordinary Competences – 2022
Tuesday, January 18Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, January 20Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, February 1Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, February 3Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, February 15 – SUBSIDIZED Graduation Exam for Graduate StudentsForeign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, February 17Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, March 1Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (remote modality)
Thursday, March 3Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, March 15Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, March 17Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, March 29Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (remote modality)
Thursday, March 31Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, April 19Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (remote modality)
Thursday, April 21Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, May 3Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (remote modality)
Thursday, May 5 – SUBSIDIZED Graduation Exam for Graduate StudentsForeign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, May 19Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, May 31Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, June 2Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, June 14Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, June 16Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, June 28Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, June 30Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, July 12Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, July 14Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Tuesday, July 26Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Thursday, July 28- SUBSIDIZED Graduation Exam for Graduate StudentsForeign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, August 9Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, August 11Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, August 23Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, August 25Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, September 6Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, September 8Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, September 20Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, September 22Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, October 4Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, October 6Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, October 18Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, October 20 – SUBSIDIZED Graduation Exam for Graduate StudentsForeign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, November 1Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, November 3Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, November 15Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, November 17Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)
Tuesday, November 29Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: on-site)
Thursday, December 1Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (modality: remote attendance)

Month

Day

Modality

January

20, 27

Virtual (instructions will be shared with those who request more information). 

mail: espselem@uis.edu.co

February

3, 10, 17, 24

March

10, 24

April

7, 21

May

12, 26

June

9, 23

July

7, 21

August

11, 25

September

8, 22

October

6, 20

November

3, 17

December

1, 7

EXAM:

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the English language test recognized by more than 10,000 institutions in over 140 countries around the world. With a maximum of 2 hours 55 minutes, this test guarantees a reliable assessment of skills in a reasonable time, and includes a face-to-face interview to evaluate oral production skills, making it more realistic and fair for the candidate.

Both modalities can be submitted in the computer version and the results of the exam are guaranteed within 5 to 7 working days. The following are some of the benefits that can be obtained thanks to our alliance with the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Now our university community (students, teachers and graduates) can take the IELTS exam on computer with a 10% discount, for this, it is very important to note that the applicant must give notice to the Language Institute by email, before registering for the exam, to access this discount. Read more
IELTS Academic
  • Certify the level of English at the university.
  • Participate international exchanges, participation in scholarships and calls for applications.
  • Study at universities or institutions of higher education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Work in a multinational company or in an English-speaking country.
IELTS General Training
  • Train at non-university level: technical, technological or vocational education.
  • Work in a multinational company or in an English-speaking country.

EXAM:

TOEFL

The TOEFL iBT® test is administered over the Internet and is offered more than 50 times a year at authorized test centers around the world. Universidad Industrial de Santander is an authorized test center. Location: Universidad Industrial de Santander Carrera 27 Calle 9 Ciudad Universitaria Edificio de Facultad de Ciencias Humanas Sala de Multimedia I Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia Read more
Conditions
  • You should arrive one hour before the scheduled start time.
  • The day before your test, you should check your online profile for details that may have changed, such as the testing room or start time.
  • At the test site, you will need to present acceptable identification and your registration confirmation to enter the test site.
  • Your photograph will be taken and displayed at your testing station and on your official score report.
  • No electronic devices or food are allowed in the testing room.

INSTITUTIONAL EXAM

Undergraduate

For the homologation process in undergraduate it is necessary to take into account the following information:
Acuerdo N.021 de 2007 (February 6) by which the subjects of English I and English II are homologated by the results of the English proficiency test, practiced by the UIS Language Institute, and other provisions are issued. To carry out the homologation process, UIS undergraduate students interested in fulfilling the degree requirement in terms of foreign language can:
  • Take and pass the intensive or semi-intensive courses of the extension program.
  • Take and pass the courses in the Young Adults program (Conversational and Young Adults).
  • Take and pass an undergraduate proficiency exam.
  • Present verifiable certification of an international exam (TOEFL).
  • For any of these procedures it must be taken into account that the validity period is two years.
Read more

UIS Bucaramanga 2021-2 undergraduate validation/verification process:
Schedule of the second day of the Proficiency Examination for Accreditation Purposes
Semester 2021-2
New and returning UIS undergraduate students
Subjects: English I- II- III- III- IV- V
Portuguese and French I – II

Important:

Comply with the following requirements to take the homologation exam:
a) Not having missed the course to be validated/verified.
b) Having the required course (i.e., having taken and passed the previous course. For example, to homologate English 2 you must have passed English I).
c) Not having the Institutional Proficiency Examination in force. (This exam is valid for two years).
d) The student may not take the competency exam for homologation purposes in order to raise the grade average if the subject has already been taken or homologated.
e) The student may take the proficiency exam for homologation purposes of undergraduate courses even if he/she has the course enrolled.

Institutional exam

Graduate

Information for applicants to graduate programs at the Universidad Industrial de Santander. In this section you will find the exams accepted by the Universidad Industrial de Santander to fulfill the entrance and graduation requirements of your graduate program.
Institutional Proficiency Examination
The UIS Language Institute offers an Institutional Proficiency Test to all those interested in certifying their foreign language level in the four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), in order to carry out procedures within the Universidad Industrial de Santander.
If you wish to take this exam for procedures in entities other than the Universidad Industrial de Santander, we suggest that you first check if the certificate issued by the Instituto de Lenguas UIS is accepted.
Read more

Ordinary and extraordinary dates:
Institutional Proficiency Examination – Regular Date -: This is given on fixed dates scheduled throughout the year. (The calendar can be found at the bottom).
Process in remote synchronous modality:
  1. Make your request by writing to the following e-mail addresses: ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co, iladult@uis.edu.co
  2. Registration deadline: Two (2) working days before the exam date, until noon. An interview time (15 minutes) will be assigned at the time of registration.
  3. Payment deadline: Two (2) business days before the exam date until 4:00 p.m. (in-person payment at the bank), until midnight for online payment.
  • Price: The current fees can be consulted in the fees link for the English Proficiency Examination on regular dates and the Non-English Proficiency Examination on regular calendar dates.
  • Test Duration: Two hours and thirty minutes (2:30) written exam in the morning session. – Fifteen minutes (15 minutes) oral production exam in the afternoon.
  • On the exam day: Check that your computer, speakers and headphones are working properly before starting. Be available 30 minutes before the start to register. Have your ID card at hand.
  • Results: Five (5) working days after the date of the examination at 2:00 p.m. They will be sent to your mail.
  • Requisito de egreso para posgrados: If the exam to be taken is requested as a requirement for graduation from a postgraduate program, once the results are obtained, the homologation form must be filled out and sent to the Admissions office within 5 to 10 working days, where the homologation process is completed. Request this form to e-mail: ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co
Institutional Proficiency Exam – Extemporaneous Date: Dates for this exam are established at the request of the user and taking into account the availability of the coordinating office in charge.
  • Registration deadline: Two (2) working days before the date chosen by the user. An interview time (15 minutes) will be assigned at the time of registration.
  • Payment deadline: Two (2) business days before the exam date until 4 pm (in-person payment at the bank), until midnight for online payment.
  • Price: The current fees can be consulted in the link of current fees can be consulted in the link of fees for the Extemporaneous Proficiency Examination item.
  • Duration of the exam: Two hours and thirty minutes (2:30) written exam in the morning. – Fifteen minutes (15 minutes) oral production exam in the afternoon.
  • Results: Three (3) business days after the exam date at 2 pm. Results will be sent to your mail.
  • Postgraduate graduation requirement: If the exam to be taken is requested as a requirement for graduation from a postgraduate program, once the results are obtained, the homologation form must be filled out and sent to the Admissions office within 5 to 10 working days, where the validation/verification process is completed. Request this form to this email: ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co

Do you want more information?

Contact us

Instituto de Lenguas    

Telphone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension secretary’s office: 1342 – 1340 – 1339 – 1348 – 2251
Extension director’s office: 2692


E-mails:

ilenguas2@uis.edu.co
lacridue@uis.edu.co

Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander.

Carrera 27 calle 9. 

Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact us

Instituto de Lenguas    

Telphone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension secretary’s office: 1342 – 1340 – 1339 – 1348 – 2251
Extension director’s office: 2692

E-mails:

ilenguas2@uis.edu.co
lacridue@uis.edu.co

Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander.

Carrera 27 calle 9. 

Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact us

Instituto de Lenguas    

Telphone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension secretary’s office: 1342 – 1340 – 1339 – 1348 – 2251
Extension director’s office: 2692

E-mails:

ilenguas2@uis.edu.co
lacridue@uis.edu.co

Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander.

Carrera 27 calle 9. 

Ciudad Universitaria.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office Hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.