Preparatory Year

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Preparatory Year

What is a Preparatory Year?

A preparatory year is a program designed to prepare students for their first year of higher education. Preparatory year programs often consist of language courses for those who are not native speakers in the language of study. Foundational undergraduate-level courses may also be included in a preparatory year. A preparatory year differs from a foundation year in the courses required and the objective of study.

What are the benefits of taking a Preparatory Year?

A preparatory year can help ensure a smoother transition into higher education from secondary school. Students who have chosen to study abroad also find the language courses in a preparatory year beneficial, not only through the duration of their continued studies, but also in their careers. A preparatory year can help lay the groundwork for an undergraduate diploma, associate’s or bachelor’s degree program.

What do we study in a Preparatory Year?

Students primarily take courses in the language of study during their preparatory year. Language courses in the preparatory year are intensive and aimed at promoting fluency in the target language to a point where academic study can be successfully undertaken. Preparatory year language courses are available in English, Czech language, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and more. Preparatory year language courses not only cover reading, writing, speaking and listening in the target language, but also history and culture. 

 

What kind of career improvement can you expect with a Preparatory Year?

By opening the door to undergraduate study, a preparatory year also creates the opportunity for significant career improvement. Whether the student is a recent secondary school graduate, or someone returning to study after a period of work, a preparatory year can help ensure success in a degree program. Graduates from degree programs who undertook a preparatory year may find it easier to enter the workforce with a higher level of confidence – not only in their language ability, but also in their understanding of the subject they studied.

How much does it cost to take a Preparatory Year?

The cost of taking a preparatory year can vary significantly depending on the school, country and subject undertaken. A preparatory year may be comparable in price to one year of a degree program, or it may cost less. It is best to contact the school or university offering the preparatory year program to obtain more information about costs. The admissions department at the school may also be able to provide information about financial assistance in the form of scholarships, if available.

Why take a Preparatory Year Online?

A preparatory year online is an opportunity for anyone to complete this requirement without having to significantly adjust one’s schedule. State-of-the-art e-learning technology offered in preparatory year online courses helps bring the classroom to the student. Preparatory year online students get all of the same benefits as those who attend courses on campus, while also benefiting from a more flexible class schedule. Online preparatory year programs are equally as rigorous as on-campus ones, and the resulting credit hours are valued equally. 

 

 

To learn more about preparatory year programs, both online and on campus, read more on this website. You can request more information about any programs that interest you using the handy web form on the program detail page.

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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. [+]

Preparatory Year 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 [-]

Pathway Program - St. Edward's University

Aston International Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Austin

St. Edward's University is located in Austin, Texas very close to our Aston Texas school. St. Edward's offers more than 70+ undergraduate and graduate programs. [+]

Pathway Program - St. Edward's University St. Edward's University is ranked #13 in the Regional Universities "West" Category by U.S. News and World Reports: "America's Best Colleges". St. Edward's University is located in Austin, Texas very close to our Aston Texas school. St. Edward's offers more than 70+ undergraduate and graduate programs. For more than a decade, St. Edward's has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. St. Edward’s encourages you to study abroad through exchange programs with our partner universities and by participating in faculty-led programs, internships and service-learning trips to locations around the world. You can also choose from more than 1,000 study abroad options in more than 90 countries offered by organizations that we work with and recommend. St. Edward's has 19 partner universities around the world including Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan, Catholic University of Korea (CUK) , South Korea and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. St. Edward's University Scholarships Scholarships are available at St. Edward's and they are awarded on academic merit, which may be judged by GPA or SAT scores. Scholarships range from $7500 to $15,000 for qualified Aston students. Contact us for more information on how to apply. We are happy to help. About the University Founded: 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross Number of Students: 5000+ in grad and undergrad programs Student Faculty Ratio: 13 to 1 Residence: St. Edward's has a wide variety residence halls on campus with dining plans available. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges ​NCAA: Division II Conference Location: Austin, Texas Additional Ranking Information St. Edward’s was named the nation’s top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students among master’s-granting institutions in 2015–2016. The university shared first-place honors with Harvard, Pitzer and Princeton Theological Seminary ​The Princeton Review named St. Edward’s University to its 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Bestcolleges.com ranks St. Edward’s as #5 on its 2016 list of Best Colleges for Hispanic Students. ​St. Edward’s University was recognized as a 2010–2011 College of Distinction™ for its exemplary commitment to four key areas: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities and Successful Outcomes. School Amenities What do you get when you mix more than 1,400 on-campus residents, a commanding view of downtown Austin, one cool Chilean architect, candlelit traditions, lots of sunshine, mentors galore, a chef’s love of fresh food from different cultures, students and faculty from across the globe, and countless dreams and passions? An energy that's unmistakably St. Edward’s. At St. Edward's, there's always something going on. Student Life gives you the opportunity to meet new people and make a positive, lasting impact — offering support along the way. On-Campus Housing Your residence hall at St. Edward's is more than where you sleep and study. It becomes your home, where you’ll meet people from around the world and make lifelong friends. ​ You'll get a real sense of belonging through regular events and outings with your residence hall community. Living on campus, you'll have leadership opportunities in the student-run Residence Hall Association and your hall's Residence Event Planning Council. Our full-time, live-in residence directors and resident assistants will offer you plenty of support as you transition from high school to college. ​Contact us for the current residence and meal rates. Check out some videos of different residences on-campus. School Photos It’s an exciting time for St. Edward’s as they celebrate university-wide growth, including new facilities, national rankings, Fulbright award winners and more. Watch the video to see how far they’ve come in the last five years. Tuition Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's has provided access to affordable, quality private education for more than 130 years. While cost is a factor, do not let the price of tuition alone discourage you from applying. Visit St. Edward's University page to learn more about their current tuition. [-]

1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Murcia

The main target of UCAM's 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. Career Opportunities The main target of UCAM's 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program is to provide students with the contents necessary to advance one stipulated skill level per course or year, depending on the number of hours per course. All our courses are set up in such as way that they facilitate teaching and learning activities according to the European Common Framework Criteria regarding languages (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2). Certified teachers specialized in their respective mother tongue direct UCAM's language courses, including different activities that make learning both fun and interesting. Access to the official Bachelors or Masters Degree in the Spanish Language. Objetives Achieve the necessary abilities to cope spontaneously and naturally with the different situations of everyday routines (within professional, personal, public and educational fields). Develop communicative skills that enable the student to understand and produce oral and written texts and to interact efficiently with Spanish speaking people. Recognize the most known sociocultural features of Spanish world in order to get a general view of our cultural heritage. Identify and recognize the different social standards, behavioral patterns and customs of Spanish society. Student Profile These courses are aimed at students who have finished High School, prior to entering university, or anyone from the age of 18 onwards wishing to acquire a good level of Spanish. We also welcome undergraduate students or students who have completed their bachelor’s degree and wish to undertake a language course prior to the start of their master’s, and who require some knowledge of the Spanish language for their course or professional training. Why UCAM? The 1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program at UCAM has: Official Accredited Program (DELE) Personalized attention to students Reduced number of students per class Practical approach of the subjects Wide range of career opportunities New campus and infrastructures [-]

Academy Year Program

Bard College Berlin
Campus Full time 1 week October 2017 Germany Berlin

The Academy Year program is ideal for high school graduates who are exploring possibilities of further study at university, or who wish to try out undergraduate studies in the humanities through English in Bard College Berlin's international environment. Academy Year students take part in the first-year core curriculum along with incoming BA students. [+]

The Academy Year program is ideal for high school graduates who are exploring possibilities of further study at university, or who wish to try out undergraduate studies in the humanities through English in Bard College Berlin's international environment. Academy Year students take part in the first-year core curriculum along with incoming BA students. Besides this core program which provides fundamental knowledge of the key intellectual movements and works that founded the disciplines of the humanities, the Academy Year also includes a wide range of elective courses in literature and the arts, politics and the social sciences, and film and the practicing arts. Academy Year students may also pursue language study in German from beginner to advanced level. Academy Year students are full members of Bard College Berlin's academic community and take part in its extra-curricular clubs and societies as well as the public lecture series. All of the advantages of Bard College Berlin's co-operations with other institutes and universities in the city of Berlin are open to Academy Year students. The Academy Year program begins with the three-week Language and Thinking Program, an introduction to College life and the city of Berlin. [-]

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.... [-]


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 [-]

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. [+]

Preparatory Year 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. [-]

PREPARATION FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Groupe Global Institution
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

GGI is specialized in vocational training for French and foreign students, and takes into account the language needs of its foreign students by oering French language upgrade courses. These courses, with levels corresponding to the Common. [+]

GGI is specialized in vocational training for French and foreign students, and takes into account the language needs of its foreign students by oering French language upgrade courses. These courses, with levels corresponding to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), allows any student wishing to pursue vocational training and work in France,to acquire a level of French sufficient to communicate in daily and professional life. GGI - MBS vous enseigne les matières fondamentales à la connaissance du management,du marketing et de la gestion. Notre cursus fortement orienté vers l'international donne à nos étudiants l'ouverture d'esprit nécessaire pour pouvoir s'adapter et évoluer sur les marchés étrangers. B2 and C1 levels are categorized as courses in training "Prep", during which students are encouraged to interact in professional oral and written situations utilizing language from higher registers. The course focus is to develop professional language use, incorporating specic vocabulary according to student goals (French Fashion and Luxury Goods, Marketing, Management, Finance, Communication, etc ...) It also explores work culture in France in various sectors and positions. Alongside language training, students will take introductory courses in the fundamentals of trade,business and communication. This training "Prep" combines both theoretical and practical elements, and will allow students to easily integrate into the Bachelor & MBA GGI training or move on to find employment directly at a company. Duration : 780 hours from 09/05/2016 to 07/13/2017 Pace : 20 hours per week Level : B2 - C1 Educational content COMMON CORE Grammar Written expression Conversation Phonetics BUSINESS PREP Introduction to Marketing Business English Specific vocabulary for the field PREPARING FOR FASHION AND LUXURY Luxury Prep French on goal: Business specialization Workshop FLE Prices : 1 semester : 2 290 € 2 semesters : 4 480 € Registration fee: 80 € [-]

International Student Preparatory Program

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Berlin Stade Göttingen + 2 more

If you want to successfully study in Germany, a thorough preparation is the key! The preparatory program at the PFH Private University Göttingen will facilitate your entry into our German degree programs. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. Your benefits Intensive language training technical preparation Intensive support and individual mentoring Extracurricular activities (z. B. Excursions & company visits) Internships Student Buddy Program Preparation is key! If you want to successfully study in Germany, a thorough preparation is the key! The preparatory program at the PFH Private University Göttingen will facilitate your entry into one of our German degree programs: General Management, B.Sc. Orthobionik, B.Sc. Verbundwerkstoffe/Composites, B.Eng We prepare you linguistically and factually prior to the study. You will therefore take the preparatory program of German language courses, and also selected topics of your degree program in part. This way you will already know some content and important technical terms and can even complete some of the exams on a trial basis and be credited on request for study performance. We are at your side. You will receive intensive support for the entire period of the program, so you succeed in preparing for your studies. Who can participate? The preparation program is aimed at prospective students who have a university entrance qualification and are able to demonstrate a minimum knowledge of German at level A2. The end of the preparation program In general, the preparation program begins 12 to 16 months before the actual start of the study. The first step in the preparatory phase of the program is an intensive German course. You will take,, depending on your German language level up to four months: Level A2 / B1: Intensive German Language from June Level B2: Intensive German Language from July Level C1: Intensive German from September recommended foundation In the first semester (October to March) and in the second half (April to September) of the preparatory program, you'll take part in selected seminars and lectures of the desired program and can already take exams. You can be given credit for the coursework completed during the preparatory program later, thus shortening the degree period of study. Simultaneously and in semester breaks you will continue to participate in German courses. Students will train their language skills while also having short specialist work on self-selected topics. Foundation Year In the following October, students finally begin their regular studies. Depending on your needs, you can continue to take German courses in the first two semesters and can receive additional assistance. By the end of the first year, you must provide proof of language proficiency C1 TestDaF. You will need all four test categories (reading comprehension, oral expression, writing, listening) at level TDN4 minimum. How do I apply? Please complete the application form for the preparation program completely. To apply, you will need the following documents: Application form Curriculum vitae University admissioncredentials Language certificates / certifications Passport photo Copy of passport (Passport) Later: Confirmation of health insurance (at least two weeks prior to arrival late filing in Germany) Before study period Please try as early as possible to reserve a hotel at your place of study. Also note that foreign students require health insurance in Germany. If you are not a citizen of an EU country, you also need a visa. [-]

A-Levels

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea Bangor + 1 more

In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. [+]

A Levels Category: A Levels and International Baccalaureate Subject: A Levels In the UK, this is the most popular way of progressing to your place at University. You will study up to 4 subjects from the range of 45 subjects on offer at our campuses, for a period of 2 years. You will study 4-5 hours per subject each week and also have one to one time with your personal tutor for feedback and support. Approximately 700 students take part in A level study each year at the College. 98.5% of our students pass their A Levels with us compared to a national average of 98.1%. 20% of students score A*- A grades. 60% of students score A*- C grades. The A Level Subjects popular with our International students include: Accounting Art & Design (5 options) Biology Business Studies Chemistry Design and Technology English Language English Literature French Geography Government & Politics History Law Mathematics ( inc Further Maths option) Physics Psychology World Development Sociology The International Office team and our teachers can advise you on which A Level subjects to choose to progress to the University of your choice. Our A level teachers are experts in their field, many holding Doctorates in their subjects. They only teach students over the age of 16, so are focused on getting you to University and do not have to worry about students studying at lower levels. Facilities at the College are first class with well-equipped laboratories and workshops for our small class sizes of no more than 20 students in each lesson. You will have an academic Personal Tutor who will work with our International team to help you during your time in the College. There will be opportunities to participate in a variety of activities alongside your academic studies with your classmates including listening to specialist visiting lecturers, community activities and enterprise competitions. Minimum entry requirements: Aged 16 or over at the September of your year of entry Evidence of a very good academic profile from your High School studies A UKVI IELTS score of 5.5 points or above A completed Llandrillo Menai International application form – fill in as much information as you can. We shall contact you for any missing information, such as exam results, etc. This programme is for you if: You are a high achiever who wants to go to University You are willing to work hard to achieve your goals You have a good standard of English to enable you to participate in class with your new UK classmates You have a very good academic profile from your home High School. [-]

Preparatory Year

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 32 weeks October 2017 Russia Moscow

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 2016 - June 2017 (32 weeks)

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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 ... [-]

One-Year Intensive Chinese language Preparatory Program

Zhejiang International Studies University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 China Hangzhou

The program is taught in Chinese, it includes nearly 20 Chinese classes per week. It aims to develop students’ understanding of the Chinese culture, equips students with all aspects of Chinese language [+]

The program is taught in Chinese, it includes nearly 20 Chinese classes per week. It aims to develop students’ understanding of the Chinese culture, equips students with all aspects of Chinese language, including listening, speaking, reading and writing, especially for improving students’ Chinese level from the beginners to HSK4. After one year intensive training, students will grasp at least 1200 basics Chinese words and test taking skills, will get the chance to apply Chinese university bachelor degree majors. Courses Comprehensive Chinese (1) Listening and Speaking (1) Reading and Writing (1) One to One Language Drill(optional) HSK(optional) Chinese Culture(optional) One DBC course(optional) Comprehensive Chinese(2) Listening and Speaking(2) Reading and Writing (2) One to One Language Drill(optional) HSK(optional) Chinese Culture(optional) One DBC course(optional) [-]

Preparatory course: Czech language

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The University of Hradec Králové offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students all over the world. [+]

Preparatory Year 2017. Study in the heart of Europe for free! The University of Hradec Králové offers a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students all over the world. INTRODUCTION The University of Hradec Králové offers a year-long course which consists of an intensive language course designed for beginners (735 hours of the Czech language) and specialized training in a chosen study field (75 hours of specialized training). After passing the final exam successfully the student can apply for any fields of study at the University of Hradec Králové or at other Czech universities in preferred branch of study. All in: two semesters 735 lessons 33 weeks 5 lessons a day Duration of a course: Two semesters: September 9, 2016 – May 19, 2017 Exam period: May 22, 2017 - June 19, 2017 Price: for language course and specialized university training: 80.000 CZK Price includes the assistance with visa, travelling, insuarance, accommodation, verification of documents, communication with Czech institutions and general consulting Deadline for application: April 15, 2017 ABOUT THE COURSE Duration: One academic year (2 semesters, 33 weeks, 5 lessons a day) 735 hours of Czech language 75 hours of specialized training Start: September 9, 2016 (students have to come approximately 10 days earlier in order to register to the course and attend an orientation week) Tuition: September 18, 2017 - May 18, 2018 Exam period: May 19, 2017 - June 15, 2018 Winter semester:
 September 18, 2017 - February 2, 2018  excluding winter holidays: December 18, 2016 - January 1, 2017 18 weeks of tuition Czech language only 435 lessons (1 lesson = 45 minutes)  25 lessons a week 5 lessons a day Summer semester: 
 February 6, 2018 – May 18, 2018  15 weeks of tuition Czech language (20 lessons a week) + specialized university training (5 lessons a week) 360 lessons (1 lesson = 45 minutes) 25 lessons a week 5 lessons a day Exam period:
 exam period: May 22, 2017 - June 15, 2018 student has to pass a final exam (oral and written; language skills and specialized knowledge) successful students receive a certificate of passing a Preparatory course of Czech language and specialized university training for international students PROGRAMME OF THE COURSE Czech language course (735 hours/year)
  Objectives of our courses: Learning vocabulary and grammar of the Czech language is inevitable to be prepared to pass entrance examination and complete further training at the Czech universities as well as make yourself understood in real-life situations Introduction to the culture, history and socio-economic aspects of the Czech Republic helps students to get acquainted with a new country, mentality of local people and system of state organizations, institutions etc. Developing writing and speaking skills at the level students can freely express their thoughts in the framework of preferred study or research disciplines Achieving approximately the level B2 in the Czech language Specialized university training (75 hours/year)
  Apart from the compulsory Czech language course student has to choose from specialized training packages. Our specialized courses are designed for candidates interested in the following study areas:
  1. Social sciences – preparatory course for those students who want to apply to study:
 Philosophy, Political Sciences, Sociology, in the Czech language on BA or MA levels (Provided by the Philosophical faculty, University of Hradec Králové)

 2. Natural sciences – preparatory course for those students who want to apply to study:
 Biology, Chemistry, Informatics, Mathematics, Physics, in the Czech language on BA or MA levels (Provided by the Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Králové)

 3. IT and management – preparatory courses for those students who want to apply to study:  Applied Informatics, Financial management, Informational Management, Management of Tourism, in the Czech language (Provided by the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové) [-]

Preparatory program in Russian

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Preparatory programme is aimed at Russian language training and preparation for admission for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to ETU “LETI” or any other Russian University. [+]

We are glad to invite you to pdrticipate in our Preparatory Programme , which includes Russian language and other disciplines. We are glad to offer basic training (9 months, from October to June) and special training programs.

The main purpose of study at the Preparatory Department is Russian language training and preparation for admission for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies to ETU “LETI” of any other Russian University. After successful completion of the Preparatory Department student receives a certificate, which allows him to apply to our University or other universities of Russia for the basic training programs. It the course of training at the Preparatory Department students are assisted in obtaining Russian visa, registration, and other matters associated with residence in Russia. A place in the student dormitory is booked for you for the whole period of study. ... [-]


Preparatory Year - Course of Czech Language for Foreigners

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

One-year course of Czech 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.... [-]