The University Foundation has been run successfully for many years now at International Business School. Its primary objective is to prepare students for continuing their studies in English at the higher educational level. It is, therefore, first and foremost recommended for those who eventually wish to obtain a degree from The University of Buckingham. But it is also ideal for those who simply want to improve their English for various purposes.
The programme includes teaching 23 hours of English per week that is 600 hours per academic year. All the language teachers are highly qualified and have substantial experience in teaching. The programme also offers the unique opportunity of learning 6 hours Business English per week at all levels (except for the absolute Beginners). Students are grouped according to their actual level of English, the levels range from Beginner to Upper-Intermediate / Advanced. Once they have fulfilled the requirements of the first semester, students continue their studies on the next, higher level of English language.
Besides the language modules, IBS offers the following extra opportunities to the course participants:
• At the end of the programme, those students who have achieved high scores from the various English subjects may take the LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce) Language Exam free of charge in the school.
• We provide students with quarterly Progress Reports (informing students about their absences, academic achievement etc.)
• Also, there are ‘Weekly Assemblies’ once at the beginning of each week, where IELP students can meet and exchange views about the course. This is also lends a place for announcing extracurricular activities (e.g. short country presentations on a weekly basis, whereby students can familiarize themselves with each others’ cultural habits).