Preparatory Year in English

Top Preparatory Year Programs in English

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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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University Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Harrison Mount Pleasant

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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.)... [-]


Foundation of English Language

Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
Campus Full time 8 - 16 weeks March 2019 China Dalian

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. [+]

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/ Course Length/ Tuition and Program Fee Mid-March - 16 weeks - 15.000 RMB ($2,300 USD approx.) Mid-June - 8 weeks - 8.000 RMB ($1,300 USD approx.) [-]

High School Preparation Course

Cairns Language Centre
Campus Full time 10 - 30 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Cairns

We are helping children to have a successful transition into High School life. Our High School Preparation (HSP) course is a specialised programme focusing on language development and essential study skills needed for entry into an Australian government or private high school. [+]

We are helping children to have a successful transition into High School life. Our High School Preparation (HSP) course is a specialised programme focusing on language development and essential study skills needed for entry into an Australian government or private high school. Students receive subject-specific content that will enable them to not only comprehend but succeed in key learning areas.

Our High School Preparation is designed to:

facilitate English conversation proficiency to the appropriate level for a high school student in Australia develop English vocabulary specifically relevant to high school subjects equip students with the study skills to achieve academic success when they continue on to high school. ... [-]

College Admission Workshop

Summer at Smith College
Campus 7 days July 2019 USA Northampton

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. [+]

July 22—28, 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.... [-]


University Preparation Courses

Carfax College Oxford
Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom 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.... [-]


Summer school in Entrepreneurship

L.U.de.S Lugano Campus
Campus Part time 2 weeks Open Enrollment Switzerland Lugano

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 programme has a duration of 2 weeks and it is based on a learning-by-doing approach. It means that you will work in international teams on a real business project. At the end of our programmes you will be awarded with 3 ECTS that may be recognized by Universities as part of your Bachelor Degree. You also have the amazing opportunity to top-up your skill by participating in extracurricular experiences such as: Mindfulness, Malta Adventure and additional Business English classes. Malta is the best place for you to start building up for your future career path: it is safe, sunny and it is an English Speaking country. [+]

Best Preparatory Year Programs in English 2018/2019.

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 judgement, adquired 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.... [-]


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... [-]


Humanities - Bachelors (Preparatory Courses for University Study)

Charles University The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

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, Poděbrady, and for those interested in Master's programmes at [+]

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 Marketing Sociology and Sociology-demography Psychology (only at our centre Podebrady) Czech for foreigners Tourism Management English (only at our centre in Prague-Krystal) [-]

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:... [-]


Preparatory Year - Course of the English Language

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Czech Republic 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.... [-]


Preparatory Year

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 32 weeks October 2018 Russia Moscow Saint Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 3 more

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 ... [-]


Australian Matriculation Program (AUSMAT)

Sunway University
Campus Full time 8 - 14 months January 2019 Malaysia Shah Alam

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 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.... [-]


One Year GCSE

Cardiff Sixth Form College
Campus 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Cardiff

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 Sixth 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. [+]

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.... [-]