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Making the transition from studying English in high school to earning a degree in English can be enhanced with a foundation year. This program serves as a critical connection for high school students who wish to obtain a college degree in English but do not meet university prerequisites.

You might be asking yourself, exactly what is a foundation year in English? It is a yearlong study that bridges your high school qualifications with university requirements for admission. These programs tend to focus on perfecting grammar, mechanics and intensive writing. Critical thinking and textual analysis are often core components. Interdisciplinary study of other subjects is another common feature. For instance, literature, philosophy, art, music, history and media communications are typically explored to support a richer understanding of the skills you will need to successfully perform as an undergraduate student. These areas enrich comprehension of techniques, methods and concepts central to academic success at the university level.

Graduates with English degrees can be in high demand across a spectrum of industries. Developing and refining writing and communication skills is beneficial to almost any organization interacting with the pubic.

Costs tend to vary depending on which college you choose, where the school is located and what the curriculum provides. Some schools have partnerships with certain universities that can facilitate your entrance. Contacting the school to learn more about tuition and related expenses is recommended.

Communications specialists and technical writers play pivotal roles in corporate management. Human resources, IT, sales, website developers and marketing departments often hire English majors. Newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations are also prime employers. Whether it is in business, government, education, media or entertainment, English majors are valuable assets to any industry seeking to become communication savvy.

Organizations in both the public and private sectors seek to personalize themselves. English majors put a face on entities by using effective communication skills. To find the school that is right for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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University of Portsmouth ICP

ICP offers Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students ... [+]

Pre-Sessional English Pre-Sessional English Courses

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our pre-sessional English courses.

ICP Pre-Sessional English

ICP offers Pre-Sessional English courses to students who need to improve their academic English language skills before commencing their chosen foundation course. Students studying English language are part of the ICP student body and have access to the same university facilities as those in academic courses. The courses are offered directly prior to each academic intake. Successful completion of the Pre-sessional course guarantees you a place on the following academic stage at ICP.... [-]

United Kingdom Portsmouth
July 2019
Full-time
10 weeks
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

Welcome to the vibrant university town of Berkeley, California! As part of the College Foundations Program (CFP), you'll join other international high school graduates pr ... [+]

Welcome to the vibrant university town of Berkeley, California! As part of the College Foundations Program (CFP) you'll join other international high school graduates preparing for university study.

Attend college-level courses where you'll build English skills and become familiar with typical U.S. university classroom discussions and assignments. Boost your TOEFL and SAT scores through test preparation and get personal college admissions advising.

Recent high school graduates are encouraged to apply for the fall term or a full academic year (spring and fall), sometimes called a "gap year." Either way, you'll receive support from our dedicated staff—from the application process and throughout your time with us.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 8 months
Campus
Superior Institutions of Science & Technology (SIST)

SIST provides a Foundation Year that is oriented for students who still have difficulty in mastering the English language. The program for the foundation year is not limi ... [+]

Overview

SIST provides a Foundation Year that is oriented for students who still have difficulty in mastering the English language. The program for the foundation year is not limited to teaching the language, but it aims to also enable students to learn all the tools needed to conduct academic research and how to deliver professional presentations. Apart from mastering the English language, the students will learn all the business tools that will prepare them to access level 1 in confidence.

Description of the Program

SIST has formulated a preparatory year for beginners in the English language.

The Foundation Year will allow students to build a solid foundation through intensive and accelerated training programs, created in conjunction with the British Council.... [-]

Morocco Casablanca Rabat Tangier
February 2020
Full-time
9 months
Campus
TMC Academy

The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies is developed to prepare students for higher education. The Foundation Diploma provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and ... [+]

Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies

The Foundation Diploma for Tertiary Studies is developed to prepare students for higher education. The Foundation Diploma provides the necessary theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in multi-disciplinary studies to prepare students for different disciplines in the next level of studies.

Upon completion of this course, students may progress to our Higher Diploma courses, leading to a degree and complete within 2 years.*

*Based on full-time studies.

Apply now and enjoy the following privileges: More than 50% off application fee $300 study grant

Wish to find out more? We are providing a complimentary 1-on-1 course preview! Enquire now!... [-]

Singapore
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 10 months
Campus
St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provide ... [+]

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that the participants meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen degree programme. The programme combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation.

Core Module:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Elective Academic Modules:

There are two pathways:

Science &Engineering(Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic and Advanced Mathematics) Business & Humanities (Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics) What are the entry requirements? ... [-]
Ireland Sligo
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Newcastle College

The International Foundation Programme [IFP] is an Access to Higher Education Diploma for students (aged 18 and above) who would like to go on to study at university or c ... [+]

The International Foundation Programme [IFP] is an Access to Higher Education Diploma for students (aged 18 and above) who would like to go on to study at university or college. It is a nationally recognised qualification, fully awarded by Ascentis and accepted by most institutions for academic progression.

This course represents a step toward a higher education place at foundation degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) level. The IFP is specifically designed to be challenging with emphasis on gaining qualifications while developing invaluable skills, knowledge and confidence.

Newcastle College is one of the largest Further and Higher Education College’s in the UK with over 20,000 students. Our international student population comprises of students from over 60 different countries and we are proud to be a Tier 4 Highly Trusted Sponsor with UK Visas and Immigration.... [-]

United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne
August 2019
Full-time
7 - 10 months
Campus
Kingston College

English is a subject for students who take pleasure in reading both journalistic and literary texts. If you enjoy reading, this will probably be your favourite subject. ... [+]

English Language & Literature A Level

English is a subject for students who take pleasure in reading both journalistic and literary texts. If you enjoy reading, this will probably be your favourite subject.

You will develop your enjoyment and interest in literary and non-literary texts and broaden your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of writing across the ages. English Language and Literature is a popular core subject, and you will be able to combine it with any other mix of subjects. You will develop important skills such as critical analysis and writing skills which are highly valued by universities and by your future employer.

Course Content

You will examine three main texts covering prose and drama and a variety of non-literary texts from all genres. The emphasis in the first year is on exploring speech, analysing a writer’s techniques and producing your own texts in a creative way. In the second year, you will study three further texts, and the emphasis will be on comparing texts and creating new texts. As part of this, you will complete independent study on two texts for a coursework assessment. You will broaden and develop your intellectual skills in this subject, learn how to communicate clearly and write fluently, and you will discuss and read a variety of texts. You will be encouraged to participate in active debate about the texts and to develop an appreciation of the skills used to create effective writing. There is one coursework unit in the second... [-]

United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Cardiff Metropolitan University

This course is intended to provide a vehicle for international students who wish to improve their English language proficiency and become familiar with the conventions of ... [+]

About

This course is intended to provide a vehicle for international students who wish to improve their English language proficiency and become familiar with the conventions of Higher Education in the UK. Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded 120 transferrable academic credits and will be assisted in applying for their chosen progression courses either within Cardiff Metropolitan University or at other UK universities.

Course Aims

Knowledge & Understanding

Use the main English verb tenses for a variety of purposes including giving narratives, reporting, expressing possibility and probability. Use passive constructions to express mood and write accounts and instructive texts. Use relative clauses to define subjects and provide additional information. Use conditionals to express likelihood and cause and effect relationships. Use different styles of English including formal and informal register and academic English. Understand the rigours of UK university studies in preparing for and accurately recording lectures, conferences and seminars. Understand academic and topic-specific vocabulary while avoiding jargon where possible. Discuss aspects of UK life and how they apply to international students. Meaningfully reflect on their experiences of studying at a UK university. ... [-]
United Kingdom Cardiff
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
London South Bank University

This programme prepares international students for entry to a wide range of undergraduate degrees at London South Bank University. ... [+]

This course is only open to International students from non-EU countries.

This specialist programme is designed by ONCAMPUS to prepare international students who have completed senior secondary education for entry to a wide range of undergraduate degrees.

This is a one-year programme offering successful students guaranteed progression (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria) to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees at London South Bank University.

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme will give you a good grounding in your chosen subjects and will allow you to learn the study skills and research methods that you will need during your undergraduate degree studies.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
The University of Waikato

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic ent ... [+]

Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study.

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies (CAFS) is offered as a standard one year programme or an accelerated five month programme for those with higher English Language/and or academic abilities.

The course includes compulsory English language and learning skills papers and electives across a range of study areas. Classes include New Zealand students to encourage international students to improve their English and make New Zealand friends.... [-]

New Zealand Hamilton
March 2019
Full-time
5 - 12 months
Campus
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve the English language skills of prospective UNYP students so that they can qualify for a degree course. Credits awarded fo ... [+]

Strengthen your foundations for university studies in English

The University of New York in Prague teaches exclusively in English, and we, therefore, require that all students have sufficient English language skills to benefit from our degree programs and contribute to the classes.

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve the English language skills of prospective UNYP students so that they can qualify for a degree course. Credits awarded for courses on the ESL2 program may be applied towards a UNYP bachelor’s degree.

Admission

Applicants for bachelor’s degrees who score between 49 and 69 out of 120 on the UNYP institutional English language test (or the equivalent on other internationally recognized tests of English listed in the table 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 the UNYP Foundation Program.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
Eötvös Loránd University

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessar ... [+]

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a BA degree program. With a minimum of 800 contact hours guaranteed, the course can bring you up to speed in as little as two semesters.

The aim of the program is to provide a gateway for students to European education, where a good command of knowledge is required. The program equips students with the basic linguistic, cultural and study skills necessary for beginning BA level studies at a European university.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
STC Higher Education

NCC Education’s Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is designed for speakers of English as a foreign language who are seeking ... [+]

International Foundation Year | Diploma Level 3

NCC Education Foundation Year

About

NCC Education’s Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES) is designed for speakers of English as a foreign language who are seeking to gain entry to Higher Education qualifications taught and assessed in English.

This Foundation Diploma is:

A valuable university preparation qualification which allows candidates to demonstrate their English language skills (both general and academic) together with key transferable study skills, cultural knowledge, and mathematical understanding, as well as an understanding of the essential concepts of business and economics (Business electives) or computer programming (Computing electives).... [-]

Malta Pembroke
January 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Jacobs University Foundation Year

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and i ... [+]

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and its cultures? Then you will be interested in our Foundation Year Program.

Planning and preparing for your academic future is an important step. Join Jacobs University’s Foundation Year Program to explore different fields of study and to acquire academic learning skills before starting your bachelor’s degree.

Based on your individual academic background and your needs and goals, you can design your own Foundation Year learning experience. As a Foundation Year student, you can attend undergraduate courses from various fields of study and choose between different types of preparatory classes to improve your academic skills. Furthermore, you live on our international campus and can enjoy the full perks of student life in the residential colleges.... [-]

Germany Bremen
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus