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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
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
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 2019
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
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
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
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
Bucksmore Education

The Global University Preparation provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to understand and prepare for university application across the world’s top countries ... [+]

The Global University Preparation provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to understand and prepare for university application across the world’s top countries for higher education; the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

Taking place in a global city, students will compare the processes and requirements for entrance to leading institutions, whilst also developing their own applications. By the end of the course, students will have decided on the course and nation(s) they want to apply to, and will have the first draft of their application ready to be submitted.

Included in Bucksmore Young Entrepreneurs Full-board accommodation Insurance Airport transfers Personalised report card & certificate Entrances to attractions on excursions Full activity programme Course Details ... [-]
United Arab Emirates Dubai
August 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
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
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
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
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
Australian International College of English

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, EnglishL ... [+]

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... [-]

Australia Sydney China Shanghai
January 2020
Part-time
1 - 60 weeks
Campus
Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, En ... [+]

CCSS runs a highly successful one year programme for GCSE students. We offer a broad range of subjects providing students with a varied and balanced curriculum. Maths, English and a science subject are compulsory on this course.

Students usually take between five and seven subjects, depending on their background and future plans. This approach gives experience of a range of academic disciplines before choosing which subjects to study on the A-level programme.

Personal, social and health education (PSHE) is an important element of the education for our younger students, and this is interwoven in the GCSE programme.

Who chooses a GCSE programme at CCSS? UK students who, after completing Year 9 or Year 10 at local schools feel that they will benefit from our small class sizes and personal attention or from our extensive subject range. Students whose families are planning to move to Cambridge and who seek a first class, success-focussed provision. International students who want to prepare for A-Level courses. Re-sit students who have not performed as well as they hoped and wish to retake GCSE in order to improve their grades and get a firm foundation for further education. Students who want to build upon GCSE success by quickly gaining additional GCSEs in new subjects that will open doors to a bright future. Individual support ... [-]
United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rays Online College Credits, John Zepp Academy Foundation Inc.

Rays Online College Courses offers online English courses, each equivalent to a 3-credit American course. Courses last for nine weeks, and most students take two courses ... [+]

Rays Online College Courses offers online English courses, each equivalent to a 3-credit American course. Courses last for nine weeks, and most students take two courses over the nine-week period as a full student load.

ROCC English courses have two objectives. The first is to prepare students for either the TOEFL or IELTS examinations required for transfer into foreign universities. The second is to acquaint students with the types of English they will encounter in English-medium universities, such as listening to lectures, reading university textbooks, or writing academic papers.

Courses include: Communications I – Listening, Communication II – Speaking, Readings in the Humanities and Sciences, Readings in the Social Sciences, English Composition, Academic Writing, Business English, Linguistics, Literature, Idioms and Expressions, Etymology and Word Derivations. All courses are taught by professors of first-language status, and who have either higher degree qualifications, or certificates and long experience teaching English internationally.... [-]

Philippines Manila USA USA Online
November 2019
Online
Cardiff Sixth Form College

Through a one year intensive GCSE course, Cardiff Sixth Form College provides a unique opportunity for younger students, many of whom aspire to progress onto the award-wi ... [+]

Overview

Through a one year intensive GCSE course, Cardiff Sixth Form College provides a unique opportunity for younger students, many of whom aspire to progress onto the award-winning Form, to be able to take advantage of the inspirational teaching, excellent career development and modern boarding environment at the top school in the UK.

An excellent platform for moving onto the next level and a solid foundation for continuing their studies, this new course gives students the opportunity to study between six and nine key academic subjects as well as improve their English proficiency in small class sizes with intensive teaching.

Taught by the existing Cardiff Sixth Form staff, all students will also participate fully in sport, cultural activities, a super-curricular programme, academic enrichment opportunities and everyday College life, alongside their A Level counterparts.... [-]

United Kingdom Cardiff
August 2019
1 year
Campus