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A preparatory year, or “prep year,” offers high school and secondary school graduates a period in which to hone their skills in a given area before putting them into practice at a four-year college or university. Popular all over the world, prep years provide students with education and training that proves useful when seeking an academic degree.

Just what is a preparatory year in English? There is substantial variation from one English prep year program to another, but students should generally expect to cover an array of material relating to comprehension of both the English language and an assortment of important works of literature. Depending on where an English prep year course is offered, it may emphasize familiarity with the language itself over comprehension of notable works, or the opposite may be the case.

Students who effectively complete a prep year in English have the educational foundation needed to pursue a four-year liberal arts degree. They are also well-prepared and generally able to make a smooth transition into a college or university environment.

While a preparatory year in English is generally a solid investment, the final amount of that investment varies based on several factors. The prestige of the program and the school through which it is taken often factor into final tuition costs.

Those who complete an English preparatory year are prepared to enter a four-year college or university; once a degree is earned, they are equipped to pursue work in a wide array of liberal arts-related areas. Many choose to work in education, while others pursue employment as freelance or technical writers, publishers, marketing and media professionals, librarians, tutors or government officials.

Students interested in furthering their liberal arts education by first taking an English prep year should explore the plentiful options available through our global directory of related programs. 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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Mid Michigan College

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic ... [+]

Mid Michigan Community College : LUCES Academy

(LUCES = Learning and Understanding Content to Empower Success!)

Description

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC)’s LUCES Academy is an exciting and unique program designed to help international students transition into American college academic life by bridging the gap between traditional ESL programs and regular academic class. All LUCES Academy courses are taken for college credit, mix international and domestic students, and have the same learning outcomes as the regular sections of the same courses. The difference is that the LUCES courses are taught by specially trained faculty who make the content more accessible to non-native English speakers. MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the perfect place for who do not want to come to America just to study in ESL courses but who also might not quite be ready for regular college course. If this is you, you’ll find MMCC’s LUCES Academy is the place for you to transition to American college academic life.... [-]

USA Harrison Mount Pleasant
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Hawaii Tokai International College

Students who enter HTIC with limited English proficiency are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. This five-level, integrated learning program emphasizes English ... [+]

Students who enter HTIC with limited English proficiency are enrolled in the College Preparatory Program. This five-level, integrated learning program emphasizes English as a Second Language (ESL) studies within the framework of liberal arts subject matter in a challenging, hands-on setting. Students who successfully complete the skills-based College Preparatory Program may apply to enter the Liberal Arts Program.

The College Preparatory Program

The College Preparatory Program is an academic English language curriculum designed for non-native English speaking students who lack the necessary skills to immediately pursue an Associate in Arts degree at HTIC. Courses within this curriculum introduce students to academic English and assist them to develop the skills necessary to succeed in an American institution of higher education.... [-]

USA Kapolei
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Summer at Smith College

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and to ... [+]

July 21—27, 2018

As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn the latest insights and insider expertise from admission professionals about how to succeed in the application process.

This one-week College Admission Workshop is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to give promising young women like you the best practices, guidance and top tips for successfully navigating the college application process. Your instructors are Smith's professional admission staff, as well as visiting admission officers from other top-ranked colleges and universities.... [-]

USA Northampton
July 2020
7 days
Campus
The College, Swansea University

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition to prepare yo ... [+]

If you do not meet the English Language requirement for direct entry to your chosen pathway, you can receive the required amount of English Language tuition to prepare you for successful entry into your chosen programme at a later date. The English Language training is conducted by Swansea University's English Language Training Services (ELTS).

How to apply for English Language Tuition?

Download the Application Form and return to us at The College. If you have further queries please contact us at the-college-admissions@swansea.ac.uk

Are there any English test exemptions?

Please note that where appropriate (i.e. you have obtained the relevant score) The College will continue to exempt the need for IELTS from students who have taken local examinations in English such as WAEC, KSCE, ICSE, HKDSE, A-level, IB, SPM and STPM (including forecast results) etc. and to exempt students who can demonstrate where they have been taught through the medium of English.... [-]

United Kingdom Swansea
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
Online
California State University Sonoma

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) offers students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sono ... [+]

The Sonoma State American Language Institute (SSALI) offers students the opportunity to improve their English quickly in a supportive, family-like environment on the Sonoma State University campus located in beautiful northern California.

Why Choose SSALI? Strong academic program and university skills preparation Discounts for qualified students! University Pathway options Conditional Admission Enrollment in university classes for qualified students TOEFL waiver for study at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College Professional, well-educated faculty Class sizes of 8-15 students Diverse student population Service learning and volunteering opportunities Organized social activities with Sonoma State University students Safe, friendly environment ... [-]
USA Rohnert Park
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Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
Dongbei University of Finance & Economics

GIME foundation program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed careful ... [+]

GIME foundation program will help students to prepare and get through the transition smoothly for future studies in the university. This program has been designed carefully, and it is based on preparing students who need extra support to enhance their chances of educational success. Thus, GIME will provide Automatic Certifications to the students once they pass all the components and qualify them to enter GIME degree programs.

Curriculum Introduction to Chinese Introduction to Business Studies Business Communication Reporting Skills English Language Register Date Mid-March Mid-June Course Length 16 weeks 8 weeks Tuition and Program Fee 15.000 RMB ($2,300 USD approximately) 8.000 RMB (... [-]
China Dalian
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Full-time
8 - 16 weeks
Campus
Higher School of Economics

Russian language training for international students seeking to enter Russian-taught bachelor's and master's programs. ... [+]

For international students who want to study in Russian-taught bachelor’s or master’s programs but have limited or no prior knowledge of the language, Preparatory Year provides intensive training.

After covering the foundations of Russian, the program is divided into tracks devoted to humanities, economics, and technology and engineering. On successfully completing Preparatory Year, students can apply for full-tuition scholarships to HSE’s Russian-taught programs.

Duration: October 2017 - July 2018 (32 weeks)

Deadline: August 17, 2017

Fee: 135,000 rubles

Students who complete the program possess:

Sufficient Russian language proficiency to study in their chosen undergraduate or graduate program and the ability to communicate in professional and social situations ... [-]

Russia Moscow Saint Petersburg South Korea Seoul  + 1 More
October 2019
Full-time
32 weeks
Campus
Metropolitan University Prague

One-year course of English as a second language ... [+]

In addition to the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degrees study programmes, MUP offers intensive two-semester courses of Czech or English that are designed to ensure rapid improvement of the students' language skills.

The courses guarantee high-quality instruction and are mainly designed for applicants who would like to attend university study programmes in the Czech Republic that are taught in Czech or university study programmes in English internationally.

The course underscores the communicative approach, and it is taught by professional language instructors. During 30 weeks of instruction, participants of the course will further their knowledge of the selected language to a level that will facilitate their admission to the university of their choice.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Sunway University

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is a globally recognized pre-university programme offered at Sunway College since 1987. The School Curriculum and Standards Authorit ... [+]

The Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT) is a globally recognized pre-university programme offered at Sunway College since 1987. The School Curriculum and Standards Authority of Western Australia (SCSA), on behalf of the Government of Western Australia, oversees the quality implementation of the AUSMAT programme.

The SCSA conducts annual moderation exercises to validate the assessment standards applied at Sunway to be that of Western Australian high schools. Students upon successful completion of the AUSMAT programme will receive the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE). A certificate that is globally recognized for entry into universities and institutions of higher learning globally.... [-]

Malaysia Shah Alam
January 2020
Full-time
8 - 14 months
Campus
Carfax College Oxford

Carfax provides a wide range of courses for pupils applying to British and American universities, as well as those seeking entry to world-leading universities elsewhere. ... [+]

Carfax provides a wide range of courses for pupils applying to British and American universities, as well as those seeking entry to world-leading universities elsewhere.

Some pupils spend one-to-two years at the college, preparing for a set of A-Levels or other qualifications, as well as course-specific standardized tests (or, in the case of applicants to American universities, Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT), while others join for the weekend, evening, or holiday courses.

Carfax also offers a 'Foundation Programme', including (where required) English Language teaching, to prepare international pupils for entry to leading universities.

Courses are developed to cater to the specific needs of each pupil, depending on the universities he or she is seeking to enter.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
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Full-time
Campus
Southern Arkansas University

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,... [-]
USA Magnolia
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies

Would you like to study English, political science or tourism management? Preparation for the study of humanities subjects is offered at our centres in Prague-Krystal, Po ... [+]

Humanities - Bachelors

Would you like to study English, political science or tourism management? Preparation for the study of humanities subjects is offered at our centres in Prague-Krystal and Poděbrady.

Students will study the Czech language intensively, before bringing in the specialist subject knowledge for Humanities.

Exceptionally gifted students over 18 years of age at our centre in Prague-Krystal may pay only for Czech lessons. They then later have the option of paying for supplementary lessons in other subjects based on their choices.

Our courses are designed for candidates interested in the following subjects:

Law Political Science PR and Marketi... [-]
Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
Boston School of Modern Languages

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their gen ... [+]

This program is designed for advanced-level students who want to prepare for entry to an American university, to pursue an academic career, or simply to improve their general academic English. It is also recommended for those with a high level of English who are seeking challenging coursework that includes current topics in several academic fields.

The University Preparation Program is a twelve-week super intensive course. Students must complete BSML level 311, or have completed an advanced level at another school in order to be eligible for it.

In this program, students are introduced to college-level texts and assignments. There is an emphasis on reading comprehension, essay writing, and academic vocabulary. While learning how to do reading and writing assignments, students continue to improve their fluency in English by making presentations, learning how to ask questions correctly, and working together with classmates on team projects. Essential study skills such as note taking and summarizing are also included in the course.... [-]

USA Boston
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 36 weeks
Campus
TMC Academy

The preparatory courses for Admission to Government Schools are specially designed for international students who want to participate in the Admissions Exercise for Inter ... [+]

The preparatory courses for Admission to Government Schools are specially designed for international students who want to participate in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) to enter Secondary 1, 2 or 3 in Singapore government schools, International Institutions and to attain a similar standard of students from Singapore Government Schools.

AEIS consists of a centralized test on English Language and Mathematics that will assess the applicants’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities. International students who are unable to participate for the AEIS in September/October or are unsuccessful in the previous AEIS attempts may sit for the supplementary AEIS (S-AEIS) in February/March*.... [-]

Singapore
August 2020
Campus
L.U.de.S Lugano Campus

With us, you will get the unique opportunity to get a real hands-on experience in the world of Entrepreneurship based on a learning-by-doing approach. The program has a d ... [+]

During the two weeks course in Entrepreneurship, you will be mentored by coaches and not professors. You will be working together in a co-shared space instead of classrooms and you will be challenged like real Entrepreneurs.

You will be required to use your judgment, acquired knowledge, make observations and establish an understanding of market needs for which you will have to develop product solutions. Together with your team, you will examine the business potential of your ideas and their chances of success.

Additionally, you will be exposed to visiting experts who will perform ad hoc sessions on various topics of interest.

You will acquire basic information on entrepreneurship and 21st-century skills in functional ways.... [-]

Switzerland Lugano
Open Enrollment
Part-time
2 weeks
Campus