The goal of the Program is to improve prospective students’ English language skills so that they may qualify for admission as degree‐seeking university students. Courses within the ESL I level of this program are not applicable toward a Bachelor’s degree.
Bachelor’s applicants who score between 49 and 69 out of 120 on the institutional English language test (or the equivalent on other internationally recognized tests of English listed below, or as approved by UNYP’s Foundation Program Advisor and/or Rector) and who fulfill all other requirements for admission may be admitted conditionally to a level within the Foundation Program.
Placement within the Foundation Program is determined by the student’s score on the TOEFL examination, institutional English language test, or other approved internationally recognized English language tests. Students are placed into one of three levels of the Foundation Program, as determined by the score range.
English as a Second Language, Level 2 (ESL 2)
Length: 1 semester
In‐class hours per week: 9 (= 3‐grammar; 3‐reading & writing; 3‐listening) Expected average hours of external work per week (preparation, homework): 27
Access to university‐level courses: Limited to 3‐4 semester credits/6‐8 ECTS:
Select one (1) course from the list below:
- Introduction to University Studies (1 semester credit / 2 ECTS)
- Computers and Applications (2 semester credits / 4 ECTS)
- College Algebra (3 semester credits / 6 ETS)
- Digital Photography (3 semester credits / 6 ETCS)
- Introduction to Drawing and Design (3 semester credits / 6 ECTS)
- Introduction to Painting (3 semester credits / 6 ECTS)
- Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy (3 semester credits / 6 ECTS)
Expected progression: Unconditional admission to Bachelor´s program and/or English Pre‐Composition depending on end of semester test result.
Course grade: The student is assigned a “Pass“ or “Fail“ by the Registrar’s office based on the results of the final examination (see Progression chart). The “Pass” level is 72 or above.
English as a Second Language, Level 1 (ESL 1)
Length: 1 semester
In‐class hours per week: 15 (= 6‐grammar; 6‐reading & writing; 3‐listening) Expected average hours of external work per week (preparation, homework): 45
Access to university‐level courses: None
Course grade: The student is assigned a “Pass“ or “Fail“, by the Registrar’s office based on the results of the final examination.
Once enrolled in the Foundation Program, a student may retake the institutional English language test with the Admissions department only with the permission of the Foundation Program Advisor or the Rector. Depending on student enrolment numbers, ESL 1 and 2 courses may be merged to accommodate all the students in the Program.
During the regularly scheduled final examination period, the Foundation Program instructors or the Admissions department will administer UNYP’s institutional English language test and/or the official TOEFL to the Foundation Program students. Based on the reported results, the Registrar’s office pre‐registers (or adjusts an existing pre‐registration for) the student for the next semester based on the progression criteria (see progression chart).
If the student has progressed beyond the Foundation Program, yet is not quite ready for Composition I, the student will be enrolled in the English Pre-Composition course. The student will have UNYP degree program access yet Pre-Composition will not earn credit toward a degree.
Students who have not progressed from their original placement after two semesters of study, or have not qualified for enrollment as full‐time, degree‐seeking, university students after three semesters of study, are dismissed from UNYP.
The UNYP attendance policy applies to the Foundation Program. Students with more than the maximum allowed unexcused absences from any component of the Foundation Program will fail the course; the Registrar’s office will immediately assign a grade of “F” and the student will not be allowed to continue attending the Program during that semester. The student may re‐enroll in the same level of the Foundation Program in the next semester.
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Last updated August 21, 2015