Preparatory Year 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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Study Year in the USA

Kaplan International USA
Campus Full time 5 - 9 months September 2017 USA Lower East Side Berkeley Chicago Boston Seattle Huntington Beach Los Angeles Miami Philadelphia Portland San Diego San Francisco Santa Barbara Woodcrest Village United Kingdom City of London + 15 more

Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. [+]

Best Course Studies in English 2017. Long-Term English Courses Academic Semester Also Available Get the best value with our long-term English courses and really immerse yourself in the culture of your chosen destination. Choose the intensity of your program and how long you want to study. These certified courses will help you become fluent in English, both in the classroom and in everyday life. You will have time to explore your amazing destination and make friends with people from all around the world. Taking a long term English course with Kaplan is also a great way to enhance your résumé and gain a truly international perspective. To learn more about which course is best for your needs, contact us or choose a course below. Choose between 5, 6 or 9-month long programs Study general English (15 hours/week) or intensive English (21 hours/week) We offer long-term courses in all of our destinations except Singapore Begin at any level, from elementary to advanced Find out your English level when you arrive by taking a placement test [-]

Pre Bachelor (International Foundation Year)

HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The programmes consist of approximately 24 contact hours per week. Students will get many hours of English lessons, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, speaking... [+]

Pre Bachelor (International Foundation Year)

 

Would you like to start with a Bachelor’s or Master’s programme at a university in The Netherlands? But is your level of English not sufficient yet? We offer you a solution!Improve your English and study skills in one of the intensive international preparatory programmes at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. These programmes have been designed for international students who are qualified to participate in an academic course, but who do not yet have the necessary English skills to start with an undergraduate degree programme.

 

The programmes consist of approximately 24 contact hours per week. Students will get many hours of English lessons, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, speaking, writing, listening and reading skills. Besides the English lessons students will be trained in computer and study skills, including topics such as time management, working in teams, intercultural communication and project management.After successful completion of a preparatory programme you may expect to obtain an IELTS score of at least 6. With this score you will be able to apply for an English Bachelor’s or Master’s programme in The Netherlands.During the preparatory programmes you will be (individually) coached by highly qualified tutors and senior students. They will focus on your personal development and show you how to encounter the Dutch. Excursions in The Netherlands are included as well, intended to further broaden your knowledge and understanding of the Dutch culture. For example, you will visit a cheese farm or the famous flower auction.... [-]


University Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Harrison

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in English 2017. 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. Purpose The Mid Michigan Community College LUCES Academy was created to address faculty and institutional recommendations for improving academic programs, retention, student success and other wrap-around services for international and at-risk domestic student populations. Goals In alignment with the college’s four enduring goals and values (Enabling Student Success, Enhancing Employee Success, Engaging the Community, and Improving Institutional Effectiveness) the launch of the LUCES Academy Pilot Program in Fall 2015 focused on four core objectives: Student Success: To address critical academic and other student success needs within shifting enrollment trends including international students and at-risk domestic populations. Faculty Success: To provide faculty training and trans-disciplinary professional development, fostering pedagogical knowledge applicable to all college courses. Engaging the Community: To develop co-curricular partnerships and culturally diverse learning experiences, linking local engagement to the global landscape of 21st Century students. Institutional Effectiveness: To develop and implement baseline assessment tools to track program successes, opportunities, best practices, and challenges at student, faculty, and institutional levels. Courses All courses offered in the LUCES Academy are taught by faculty who have undergone special training in teaching sheltered courses and courses for international students. All courses were either 3 or 4 credits and students can enroll full-time within the LUCES Academy.   Courses include: BUS 122: Management Theory & Practice BUS 151: Introduction to Business Issues CIS 100: Introduction to Information Systems ENG 110: Academic Writing ENG 111: Freshmen English Composition ESL 101: English for Non-Native Speakers ESL 103: Academic English for Non-Native Speakers MAT 101: Basic Mathematics MAT 104: Basic Algebra MAT 105: Intermediate Algebra POL 201: Introduction to American Government PSY 101: Introduction to General Psychology REL 250: African-American Religion SOC 101: Principles of Sociology SPE 101: Fundamentals of Communication
 Of course, qualified students will be able to take course they are interested in outside of the LUCES Academy as they wish, but it is likely that international students will take some courses in the LUCES Academy each semester. [-]

Pathway Program

Boston School of Modern Languages
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. [+]

Our pathway program is designed to help students and professionals transition to high school, college or universities. BSML partners with several American high schools, colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. Most of our partners will waive the TOEFL test requirement for a student who has completed our advanced level and has our recommendation. Students receive a conditional acceptance letter to the institution of their choice prior to departing for Boston. BSML takes care of all the visa and application paperwork and arranges for a student’s visa to be transferred and/or extended once the student is ready to begin his/her college studies. As an alternative, students can choose to wait until after their arrival in Boston to apply to a university, using their time at BSML to find the best institution for their advanced studies. Either way, students can rely on the expertise and advice of our academic counselors. We have partnered with several American colleges and universities who offer conditional acceptance to BSML students who complete our University Preparation Certificate Program. There is no need to take the TOEFL Test to gain acceptance. You can gain conditional acceptance to the university of your choice prior to departing for Boston. BSML handles all the visa and application paperwork and will arrange for your student visa to be transferred and/or extended once you are ready to begin your college studies. As an alternative, you can wait to apply for a university, using your time at BSML to find the best choice for your advanced studies. Either way, you can rely on the expertise and consulting of our educational specialists. High School Partners Newman School Fontbonne Academy Catholic Memorial School Xaverian Brothers University Preparation 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. Requisites High school transcript in English Copy of Diploma Passport of student Complete minimum Level 321 at Boston School of Modern Languages Transfer automatically without TOEFL BSMLÂ Acceptance letter University Partners Bunker Hill Community College Bay State College Fisher University Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Johnson and Wales, Providence R.I. University of Southern New Hampshire Quincy College Cambridge College Regis College Lasell College University of Western Kentucky Bridgewater State University University of Massachusetts, Boston University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth University of Massachusetts, Lowell Save money while you study at one of our excellent and affordable 2-year college partners. Then transfer automatically to a University to complete your Bachelor's Degree. Boston University Northeastern University Suffolk University UMass Boston Simmons College Bently College Emmanuel College Salem State College New Hampshire College Delaware State University Pine Manor College Vermont College Mass College of Liberal Arts [-]

Academic Year and University Preparation Program

Boston School of Modern Languages
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 36 weeks Open Enrollment USA Boston + 1 more

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in English 2017. 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. [-]

Preparatory Year - Course of the English Language

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

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

In addition to the Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degree 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.... [-]


International Students Preparation Program PPS English for Bachelor

Berlin International College
Campus Full time 8 months January 2017 Germany Berlin

The unique BIC Preparation Program for students who prefer to study their Engineering Bachelor in English. [+]

Best Course Studies in English 2017. The unique BIC Preparation Program for students who prefer to study their Engineering Bachelor in English. Your benefits The entire preparation program, as well as the studies at the University are taught in English – there is no need to learn German! Guaranteed place at a partner university – no extra application necessary No tuition fees at the University Small classes for optimal student-teacher ratio Receive an engineering degree in Germany - the country of engineers Optional: Twin Bachelor Degree Program – finishing higher semester lectures in German for a double degree in English and German Details The program gives you direct entrance to the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) once finished successfully. You will receive a conditional offer letter from the FHWS before starting the preparation program. The entire program is taught in English – no need to learn German! The preparation program consists of courses in multiple subjects, which are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. The program will prepare you for your final exams, similar to the German Feststellungsprüfung (FSP). The exams will take place at BIC in Berlin. Prerequisite (before starting the University studies): Minimum of 80 points on the TOEFL iBT or IELTS certificate of at least 6.5. This prerequisite needs to be met until you start your studies at the University. Program dates: Preparation program, Part I: 02.01. - 31.03.2017 Spring Break: 03.04. - 16.04.2017 Preparation program, Part II: 17.04. - 14.07.2017 Finals: 17.07. - 11.08.2017 Start classes University (FHWS): October 2017 FAQ What documents are required to apply to this program? Passport Secondary school certificates and transcripts (in original language and as legally attested translations in German or English) Copies of university certificates and transcripts (if you attended a university before) TOEFL or IELTS test result (if test has been taken before) Copy of Visa or Aufenthaltsgenehmigung (only applicable for students already residing in Germany) What is the admission process for this program? Apply via the BIC online application form including entering your personal information, uploading the required documents and paying the 174 EUR application fee. Uni-assist tests your documents regarding your eligibility to study in Germany. The chosen BIC Partner University issues a conditional offer letter on the basis of the uni-assist test result. You receive the acceptance letter from BIC and the conditional offer letter from the university via email and regular mail. Is this program available online? BIC programs are all exclusively at our campus in Berlin – in the up and coming district Friedrichshain. May I work to finance my studies? Working is not permitted for students with a study-preparation visa during the first calendar year of receipt of their visa. Only starting with the second calendar year you are allowed to work 120 full days per year or 240 half days per year. Student jobs (at the university or research facilities) are exempted from this rule. Is accommodation included in the tuition fees? Accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. BIC offers its own accommodations to students on basis of a waiting list. Additionally, we provide you with websites, addresses and other tips to find alternative accommodation in Berlin. Do I need health insurance? There is an obligation by law for all temporary and permanent German residents to have health insurance. For students the coverage that a travel insurance provides is insufficient. Hence, you will need to take out a health insurance from a German private health insurance provider or arrange for an extension of the health insurance you have in your home country, if the specifics of that health insurance cover the requirements that the foreign registration office (Ausländerbehörde) demands. How high are living costs in Berlin The German embassy requires proof of international students that they can finance their living costs with at least 720 EUR per month. This is a good reference point. Berlin is a little more expensive than the average city, and costs - e.g. average rent - are rising. Therefore 800 Euro per month would probably be advisable. Do I have to apply for a visa? Any non-EU student will have to apply for a study-preparation/student visa (national visa). As the application process can take up to 12 weeks, sometimes even longer, you should apply as soon as possible. You can receive advice and guidance from the BIC Admissions Team. All EU residents only need to register and apply for a residence permit, once they arrived in Germany. Does BIC help with the visa process? The BIC student advisors will provide you with exact website links, useful tips and information on how to prepare for the visa application. Do I have to know German to study this program? The PPS English program is taught entirely in English, therefore no German knowledge is required. [-]

One year i/GCSE Programme

Cambridge Centre for Sixth-Form Studies
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

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... [+]

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 With an average class size of six, you receive strong individual support. Our Head of GCSE has a great rapport with students, you’ll meet every day to keep a close eye on your progress and achievement. Current GCSE courses include: Mathematics, English Literature, English Language, English as a Second Language, French, Geography, History, Business studies, Art, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. [-]

Preparatory English Language Course

Rays Online College Credits, John Zepp Academy Foundation Inc.
Online November 2017 Philippines Manila USA USA Online

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in English 2017. 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. [-]