Prerequisites can make enrolling in higher-education programs difficult. Although students may have taken courses in the past, if these classes do not fall within a certain category, they may not fulfill the entry requirements for higher degrees. A foundation year can be taken to meet the requirements for the programs students desire.
What is a foundation year in intensive English? Usually intended for students who do not have a firm grasp on the English language, this program typically prepares them to enter programs taught in said language. Courses such as oral and written communications, mathematics, and statistics generally help students gain a better understanding of the English language. They may also study cultural diversity to deepen their understanding of how the world functions.
During a foundation year in intensive English, students usually develop traits such as communication, research, and critical thinking. Strong communication skills can enable students to make both personal and professional connections, while research and critical-thinking abilities may help students understand program material, potentially leading to a wider variety of future job opportunities.
Every university is different when it comes to tuition costs, so the price of a foundation year varies depending on which school offers the program. Although most of these programs take a year or less to complete, the best way to find out how much it costs to enroll is usually to contact prospective schools directly.
Students who have a deep knowledge of English typically have the opportunity to pursue many careers. Those who speak English as a second language may become business managers or sales representatives. Others decide to pursue positions as journalists, while many find work as digital copywriters or editorial assistants. Students can also usually find jobs as web content managers or professional proofreaders. Careers as editors may also be available.
Foundation year programs can typically be taken either online or on campus, depending on a student’s preferences. Taking classes remotely can be a good way to maintain flexible schedules. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
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
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.
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.
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....