For Our Students

 Students' Scholarly Competition

The local (faculty-level) round of the Országos Tudományos Diákköri Konferencia (“National Conference of Student Research Societies”) was held at our faculty on 25th November, 2022. Students participating in the local round had the chance to qualify for the national level of the conference, to be held in April 2023 in Budapest. For the first time in the history of the faculty-level conferences a separate panel was dedicated to English studies due to the high number of submitted papers. Eight students presented their own scholarly results in the panel, two of these were projects in the field of linguistics, six in the field of literary studies. The twenty-minute papers were presented in front of a jury consisting of three instructors from the Institute (László Sári B. as chair, Csaba Maczelka and János Nagy as members), and the presentations were followed by lively discussions. According to the decision of the jury, all the presented papers got the green light for the national conference, so students now have a month to finalise their papers based on the feedback received during the discussions. The successful event, attended by many students and some faculty, was the culmination of hard work from the students, the supervisors, the organisers, and the readers involved in the evaluation process, whose work must be thanked here. The students who distinguished themselves by participating were Dorina Gyenis, Andrea Nikolett Majoros, Angelika Nagy, Rebeka Simon, Réka Boglárka Simon, Miklós Gergő Szintai, Valentin Viszló, and Vanda Wächter.

Studies at the Institute

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Curricula and Exams

 MA final exam topics

BA final exam topics

(ONLY for students beginning their BA studies in September 2017 or before)


Thesis Guide to BA students

MA Thesis Formal Requirements

Administrative Staff

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About the proficiency exam

Below you'll find important information about how the English Proficiency Exam is administered. Please read the text carefully and act accordingly.

The written part of the exam has three components (reading, grammar and usage, writing). You will be able to take these exam components at specifically defined, subsequent times. To be able to do this, you will need to register in the Neptun system for specific "tasks" linked to the exam times, as well as to register for the exam dates and times in the usual manner. The exam works in such a way that students are only required to take the exam components which they did not pass in the previous exam period or in the first exam of the current exam period. If you passed any exam component in the previous exam period, you will only need to register for the tasks linked to the exam components which you have not passed yet. In any other case, you will need to register for a task linked to each exam component.

The oral part of the Proficiency Exam is only available for those students who passed all components of the written exam. The oral part is made up of two components (listening, speaking). Like in the case of the written part, you will need to register in the Neptun system for specific "tasks" linked to the oral exam times as well as to register for the oral exam dates and times in the usual manner. Similarly to the written part, if you passed either exam component in the previous exam period, you will only need to register for the task linked to the exam component which you have not passed yet. In any other case, you will need to register for the tasks linked to both exam components.


Asynchronous exam preparation aiding Moodle course

In order to log in, you will need your Neptun code followed by and your Neptun code. 

Mentor Club

The mentor team of the Institute of English Studies, which is part of the Mentor Hub of the University of Pécs, is a group of instructors and students brought together by the shared goal of helping students with various questions about different aspects of university life. Our mentors can share their experiences and information about such issues as: the faculty, various organizations, departments, instructors, courses , possibilities and programs.

Our mentor teachers are in their office during the office hours listed below, but you can also find them online (via email or on Teams) and feel free to do so.



Dr. Noémi ALBERT

Office hour: Tuesday 9:00-10:00

Contact information: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of English Studies, A546,, Teams

Hi there! I am Noémi Albert, instructor at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. I teach at the Institute of English Studies, Department of English Literatures and Cultures, from which you can guess that I mainly teach literature and culture courses, but I also have a few introductory classes for first-year students. When I am not teaching (or reading), I am busy organizing interesting and pleasant programs with my mentor colleagues.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you encounter problems at the university. I am sure that together we can find solutions to them. Just to give you a few examples, you can reach out to me in connection with difficulties approaching a tutor, if you have trouble with some courses and their requirements, with your studies, or if you feel lost amid all the administrative tasks, but also if you are interested in various programs and opportunities the university offers.


Dr. Krisztián SIMON

Office hour: Thursday: 10:00-11:00

Contact information: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of English Studies, A539,, Teams

Hi, My name is Krisztián Simon and I am an assistant professor at the Department of English Applied Linguistics at the Institute of English Studies. I mainly teach first-year language skills development courses and teaching methodology courses in later years of the teacher training program. Together with the mentor team we are working on bringing your creative and gamified programs that also help you to develop your language skills.

Feel free to contact me regarding the following issues:

  • learning difficulties,
  • issues with the Proficiency Exam,
  • problems encountered during university life (e.g., communication with instructors).

Alina BÜTÖS (English Studies BA, 3rd year):

I’m Lina, a 3rd year English Studies student. I love talking with people, and I try to help whenever I can. Most often I move between the English and German institutes at the university. If you still cannot find me, feel free to seek me out on Messenger. (It’s not going to be hard).

What I can help you with:

  • emotional support,
  • learning difficulties,
  • use of official sites,
  • communication between students and professors,
  • problems with social groups,
  • possibilities regarding interests.

Dávid KERNÁCS (English Studies BA, 2nd year):

Hi! I'm Dávid Kernács, a second year English major student. My chosen modules and specializations are English Applied Linguistics, and Translation Studies.

Spoken languages: Hungarian, English, Japanese

Issues, problems you can ask me about:

  • applications and university website related issues (Neptun, Teams, Moodle etc.),
  • Proficiency Exam,
  • guidelines and aids for improving language skills,
  • basic tricks and tips about completing courses and communicating with professors.

Petra KINCSEI (English Studies BA, 3rd year):

Hi there, My name is Petra Kincsei and I am a third year English Language studies student. My chosen track in English Studies is English Literature and Culture and my minor is Spanish language. I consider myself to be open, helpful and understanding, and I tend to fit in and find my place anywhere I go and with everyone I meet. My native language is Hungarian but I also speak English at a rather advanced level and I also am able to communicate in Spanish on a very basic, conversational level.

Feel free to reach out to me in connection with:

  • problems or hardships in your studies and university life, eg. curricula, choosing obligatory, elective and optional courses, completion of courses,
  • questions regarding language skills, the proficiency exam and secondary literature difficulty fitting in questions in connection with life at university,
  • getting to know organizations at the university, eg. Registrar’s Office, International Centre, administrators and professors
  • questions regarding the platforms used at university, eg. Neptun, Teams and Moodle,
  • issues of communication between students and professors
  • extracurricular programs offered by the university, eg. mobility programs, vocational college,
  • optional programs including dance, music, film, arts and crafts, sports, lectures and concerts also you can reach out to me if you need help finding your way around campus :3

Dániel KISS (English teacher program, 6th year):

Hi! My name is Daniel Kiss. I am a sixth year student in the teacher training program with English and Biology majors. Currently I am on the last year’s teaching training in high school.


Noah DOBOS (English major with a special interest in linguistics, 3rd year):

Can help with:

  • understanding or revising course material for linguistics related classes,
  • problems with the proficiency exam Struggles with time management, studying strategies,
  • struggles with coursework,
  • struggles with community building, socialization
  • mental health, motivation, or LGBTQ+ issues.


The Mentor Club of the Institute of English Studies invites all our our new and returning students to fun and varied programs in the  the 2023-24 academic year. This semester, we offer the following programs:


Conversation Club

The experience of our mentors is that today’s younger generations have strong opinions, enjoy discussing and arguing about various topics and like to share their opinions with others. During the 3 sessions of the Conversation Club, we will cover topics that you agree on and cover them in an enjoyable and gamified manner with various creative activities in 90 minutes.


Dungeons and Dragons Club

If you enjoy adventures and a bit of role-playing, the Dungeons and Dragons Club is perfect for you. It is hosted by our mentors who take on the role of Dungeon Masters and craft various, thematic campaigns where you have problems to solve, enemies to overcome and treasure to get. The goals of these 3-hour-long sessions include developing your creative thinking and problem-solving skills that already starts with your character and continues with the many of the challenges that require out-of-the-box thinking and cooperation with your peers.


Movie Club

The goal of the Movie Club is to engage students with a thematic selection of films covering topics relevant to your interests. These sessions are approximately 4-hour-long and consist of three phases. We start with a pre-movie discussion and game where we explore some of the topics and problems of the movie. Next, we watch the selected film. Finally, we have an informal discussion and reflect on your ideas. These sessions are informal where you have ample opportunities for listening and speaking skills development while also enjoying some tea and cookies. This semester the main topic of the selected films is ’Stories that define us’ and all three movies will be adaptations what you can vote on.


You can find detailed information regarding the programs on these platforms:

DnD: MS Teams    Movie Club: MS Teams     Everything connected to the Mentor Club: Instagram and Facebook


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