Preparatory Year in ESL

Top Preparatory Year Programs in ESL

Taking a preparatory year can be excellent for introducing a student to what will be expected of him or her in college. This year can serve as a transitory period between high school and university.  

Request Information about Preparatory Year Programs in ESL 2018/2019

Read More

University Preparation Program

The University Center
Campus Full time 2 - 8 months March 2019 USA Hartford

The University Center is a comprehensive ESL and university preparatory boarding school. We help international students prepare for English language and academic success at great American universities. [+]

Program Overview

The University Center is an intensive, comprehensive ESL and university preparatory boarding school. We help international students prepare for English language and academic success at great American universities.

The Value of University Prep for International Students

Why should international students spend 4 or 8 months in a university preparatory program at The University Center? Our university prep program increases academic and cultural competency, saves time and money, enhances admissions qualifications, and prepares students to get more out of their US university experience.

According to the latest statistics from IPEDS (to which all American universities must report), over 50% of international students studying in the USA take longer than necessary to complete their bachelor’s degrees. (Many "pathway” students are probably taking longer, based on preliminary evidence, but universities are not required to report these graduation rates.)... [-]


High School Preparation

Australian International College of English
Campus Part time 1 - 60 weeks January 2019 Australia Sydney China Shanghai + 2 more

This multi-skills course prepares students who will be commencing Years 7-11 in NSW high schools. And, whilst the focus is on English specific to Maths, Science, EnglishLiterature, Geography and History, there is a sports program to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Parents and guardians can be fully assured that their children will be safe in a secure and culturally sensitive environment where they can enjoy the company of other students who are heading in the same direction – a successful pathway to an Australian high school. [+]

This multi-skills course prepares students who will be commencing Years 7-11 in NSW high schools. And, whilst the focus is on English specific to Maths, Science, EnglishLiterature, Geography and History, there is a sports program to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Parents and guardians can be fully assured that their children will be safe in a secure and culturally sensitive environment where they can enjoy the company of other students who are heading in the same direction – a successful pathway to an Australian high school.

Why study this course?

To prepare students aged 12 to 18 years of all English levels for English into high schools in New South Wales.Course Duration: 1 to 60 weeksLevels: Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-IntermediateIntake Dates: Any MondayStudy per week: 25 hours of face-to-face study per week... [-]


English as a Second Language Program

Southern Arkansas University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Magnolia

SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs. [+]

SAU-ESL is a program at Southern Arkansas University that prepares students with a low level of English for full participation in the university degree programs.

Why SAU-ESL? Very affordable Easy transition to undergraduate and graduate programs without TOEFL or IELTS Conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate programs Located on the beautiful campus of Southern Arkansas University (SAU) All ESL students are full-time SAU students with full access to all university facilities and services (gym, swimming pool, cafeteria, health services, library, student clubs) 18 hours of instruction per week across 5 different levels Students of all levels and ages are welcome to apply Professional and friendly instructors with a command of one or more foreign languages Curriculum Academic Calendar Spring 2018 (in progress) January 5, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation January 8-9, 2018 - class registration January 10, 2018 - classes begin March 2, 2018 - midterm tests & grades March 19, 2018 – March 25, 2018 - Spring break May 3, 2018 - end-of-semester progress test, exit test May 4, 2018 - semester ends Summer 2018 (application deadline is May 13, 2018) May 29, 2018 - placement test, ESL student orientation, class registration May 30, 2018 - classes begin June 27, 2018 - end-of-level progress test, exit test June 28, 2018 - summer session ends Fall 2018 (application deadline is August 12, 2018) August 20, 2018 - placement test and ESL student orientation August 20-21, 2018 - class registration August 22, 2018 - classes begin October 12,... [-]

ESL College and University Preparation Course

Capital English Solutions - Learn English in Toronto
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Canada Toronto

Not only does CES Toronto offer ESL Classes for adults, we also offer pathway programs for students interested in attending one of our partner Canadian or international college or university. [+]

ESL Classes for Adults: Pathway Program

Not only does CES Toronto offer ESL Classes for adults, we also offer pathway programs for students interested in attending one of our partner Canadian or international college or university. Entrance to one of our partner colleges requires successful completion of the CES General English Upper-Intermediate levels.

CES is a proud partner of:

For students looking to advance their preparation for higher education, we recommend one of our most popular courses, the College-University Preparation Course.

CUPC: College and University Preparation Course

This intensive course available for four to twelve weeks aims at preparing students for success in an English-speaking post-secondary environment. Focusing on integrated academic skills delivered using college-level materials, students will:... [-]


English Foundation for Hospitality

Swiss Alpine Center
Campus 3 - 6 months February 2019 Greece Vouliagmeni

This preparatory program in hospitality and tourism management is designed for students who do not meet the English language requirements of the ALPINE Entrance Test and interviews. The course aims to improve students' existing English language skills to enable them to continue at ALPINE. The program lasts six months and includes intensive English language modules and introduces students to the full programs of study. [+]

This preparatory program in hospitality and tourism management is designed for students who do not meet the English language requirements of the ALPINE Entrance Test and interviews. The course aims to improve students' existing English language skills to enable them to continue at ALPINE. The program lasts six months and includes intensive English language modules and introduces students to the full programs of study.

The following modules are included in the program: Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Customer Service & Effective Communication English I & II Introduction to CIS & Research Skills Food & Beverage Service Practicals Introduction to Food and Beverage Management Academic Writing Professional Development Applied Hotel Operations Industry Placement [-]