Preparatory Year

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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 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Art Preparatory Year

MOPA
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Arles

The Preparatory Year in Arts is a generalist year in two areas: animated film and design, and aims to assist you in entering grandes écoles, notably in animation, design or architecture. [+]

MoPA and the design school ESDAC enjoy excellent reputations for excellence, long experience and have joined together to create a specific and original teaching programme.

Tuition language: French

The Preparatory Year in Arts is a generalist year in two areas: animated film and design, and aims to assist you in entering grandes ecoles, notably in animation, design or architecture.

Two study locations: Arles & Marseille.

The objective

The teaching alternates fundamental artistic subjects with workshops and projects in photography, animated film, spatial design or fashion design…

The course

Our objective is the bring out your creative potential, enrich your cultural and artistic knowledge, give you work methods and, above all, they give you confidence in your talents.... [-]


TEF/TEFAQ Preparation - Evening Program

ILSC Education Group
Campus Full time 6 weeks Open Enrollment Canada Montreal

Prepare for the official "Test d’Évaluation du Français" (TEF Canada) or "Test de Français adapté au Québec" (TEFaQ). ILSC's program focuses on the oral modules of the tests and is designed to help you to reach the Common European Framework's B2 level or higher. [+]

TEF/TEFAQ Preparation - Evening Program PROGRAM SNAPSHOT PROGRAM TYPE: Academic and Test Preparation LOCATION AVAILABLE: Montréal TOTAL PROGRAM LENGTH: 6 weeks SCHEDULE: Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm START DATES: 2018: March 6 - April 24 - June 5 - July 17 - September 18 - October 30 LANGUAGE LEVELS: B1, B2, B3, B4, I1, I2, I3, I4, A1, A2, A3 NOTES: The TEF Preparation - Evening Program is part of ILSC-Montreal's Continuing Education. To register, please submit the evening courses application form.

Prepare for the official "Test d’Évaluation du Français" (TEF Canada) or "Test de Français adapté au Québec" (TEFaQ). ILSC's program focuses on the oral modules of the tests and is designed to help you to reach the Common European Framework's B2 level or higher.... [-]


General Spanish

Native Language College
Campus Full time 1 - 52 weeks Open Enrollment Spain Madrid

At Native Language College we are dedicated to giving you the best possible opportunities to learn Spanish and to maximize your potential whether you are learning to further your career, to develop your own personal skill-set or to travel the Spanish-speaking world with confidence. [+]

Spanish intensive course 20h

At Native Language College we are dedicated to giving you the best possible opportunities to learn Spanish and to maximize your potential whether you are learning to further your career, to develop your own personal skill-set or to travel the Spanish-speaking world with confidence.

Student Profile

Our intensive course is developed for you who are really committed to learn Spanish and immerse yourself in Spanish life. You not only will learn Spanish if not will live Spanish

Benefits

Our classes focus on developing your communicative abilities. At all times you will be encouraged and supported to use the Spanish language. You will learn in a variety of contexts and develop all main skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening and use of Spanish. With this course you will be able to reach your personal goals such as SIELE certification (Recognition International that certifies the degree of proficiency for the Spanish language)... [-]


Summer Entrepreneurship

Vesalius College
Campus 10 days July 2018 Belgium Brussels

This summer school lets you explore and experience the joy of creating unique solutions to market opportunities and turning these into a business plan. After completing the programme successfully, you will earn 6 transferrable ECTS credits. [+]

10-Day ‘Innovative Entrepreneurship Summer School’

Welcome to the 2018 Innovative Entrepreneurship Summer School. This summer school lets you explore and experience the joy of creating unique solutions to market opportunities and turning these into a business plan. After completing the programme successfully, you will earn 6 transferrable ECTS credits.

This summer school is for creative entrepreneurial students who are willing to take risks in the marketplace. If you are creative, forward-thinking, wanting to share a unique summer with other like-minded students, then you should not miss this opportunity. No prior knowledge is required. All that is required is your passion and intellect.... [-]


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. ... [-]

DELE Preparation Course

Malaca Instituto
Campus September 2018 Spain Málaga

We offer special DELE Preparations Courses for the A2, B1 and B2 DELE exams in groups with a maximum of 10 students. These courses are 4-week courses (2 weeks for A2) prior to the official examinations. The DELE Exam dates are 19 May and 10 November 2018. We also offer various combinations of the Intensive Course with the DELE Preparation Course to create longer-stay alternatives. [+]

Malaca Instituto

Malaca Instituto is an official Examination Centre for the DELE (Diplomas de Español Como Lengua Extranjera) Exams in Málaga in the south of Spain. Founded in 1971, the school has more than 45 years of experience and is therefore widely recognized as one of the leading language schools in Spain. We are one of the only 10 language schools worldwide to have achieved Super Star status by winning 5 times the Study Abroad Industry Star Award. Moreover, all our teachers are native speakers of Spanish, have a University degree or comparable experience and have been with us for a long time which means they are highly experienced in our effective way of teaching Spanish: all our full-time teachers have been with us more than 20 years!... [-]


Preparatory Course for Admission to Government Schools (AEIS)

TMC Academy
Campus August 2018 Singapore

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

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

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


Preparatory Program

Chechen State Pedagogical Institute
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Grozny

As far as the education of international students consists of two stages in Russia, prior to the admission to the universities all international applicants should take a Russian language course. This course includes Conversational Russian and an introductory course of basic subjects delivered in Russian. The course of Conversational Russian is for the Beginners. During the 1st-semester students study Phonetics, Grammar and Conversational Vocabulary. [+]

About Preparatory Department

ChSPU welcomes international students and the Preparatory Department for international students was established for them in 2015.

As far as the education of international students consists of two stages in Russia, prior to the admission to the universities all international applicants should take a Russian language course. This course includes Conversational Russian and an introductory course of basic subjects delivered in Russian. The course of Conversational Russian is for the Beginners. During the 1st-semester students study Phonetics, Grammar and Conversational Vocabulary.

The Introductory Course is offered for the Pre-Intermediate students who speak Russian but want to improve their language skills and master the language to be able to understand lectures in Russian. The course includes the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and some other subjects relevant to their future specialization.... [-]


International Baccalaureate (IB)

UWC United World Colleges
Campus September 2018 USA Montezuma Canada Victoria Costa Rica San José Swaziland Mbabane Japan Nagano China Jiangsu Hong Kong Singapore Thailand Phuket India Pune Armenia Dilijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Online Italy Trieste Germany Freiburg Netherlands Maastricht United Kingdom Barry Norway Flekke + 28 more

The IB Organisation (IBO) was founded in 1968. From the beginning, the IBO relied on UWC’s input and collaboration in light of UWC’s experience of providing progressive, intercultural education with an emphasis on experiential learning. The ties between both organisations remain closed today as the IBO celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. [+]

UWC is a global education organisation that educates over nine thousand students from more than 155 countries each year. Almost four thousand of these students complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the most recognised global pre-university programme for students aged 16-19.

While the IBDP curriculum is at the core of academic life at each UWC school and college, UWC education goes above and beyond the requirements set by the IB programme. With a deliberately diverse student and staff body at each UWC school and college - with members from many different national, socio-economic, cultural, linguistic, political and educational backgrounds - UWC recognises that the curriculum has to allow for as many interpretations and perceptions as there are students in the programme, so that the students feel able to represent their own history and perspective authentically. The formal IBDP curriculum is therefore complemented by sessions on global issues and other activities fostering critical thinking and courageous engagement with the challenges faced by today’s world.... [-]


3iL Integrated Preparatory Class: Cycle In Two Years

3IL Groupe
Campus 2 years September 2018 France Limoges

The integrated preparatory 3iL is designed for those wishing to combine the advantages of a preparatory course while realizing immediate immersion in the field of IT (development, networks, systems). It differs from other preparatory programs by the discovery of the computer from the 1st half with the implementation of specific projects and an opening on the individual development of the future engineer. [+]

The integrated preparatory 3iL is designed for those wishing to combine the advantages of a preparatory course while realizing immediate immersion in the field of IT (development, networks, systems). It differs from other preparatory programs by the discovery of the computer from the 1st half with the implementation of specific projects and an opening on the individual development of the future engineer.

The prep 3iL is:

1 classical section (40 places) / 1 International section (30 places)

4 semesters 120 ECTS credits

Validating a License 2 in Engineering Sciences / Computer mention

3 main areas of education: Science, Computer Science and Humanities

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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... [-]


University Preparation Program (LUCES Academy)

Mid Michigan Community College
Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Preparatory Year

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 32 weeks October 2018 Russia Moscow St. 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 ... [-]


1-Year Spanish Preparatory Program

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

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. [+]

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 ... [-]