The program runs throughout the year in 4-week blocks and consists of a number of levels of intensive non-credit courses, delivered to small groups of students. You may join at the beginning of any 4-week block, for a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks. You will be placed in the appropriate class level, after taking the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT).
You will receive a minimum of 20 hours of English instruction per week covering the following subject areas:
- Introduction to College Studies
- Structured Writing and Grammar
- Learning Strategies and Study Techniques
- Vocabulary Development and Intermediate Reading
- Reading and Text Analysis
- Communication Skills
- Critical Thinking and Analysis
- General Hospitality Knowledge
Once you have successfully completed the program, you are ready to start your studies at one of our schools! Additional language support sessions are made available to help ease you into learning in a new environment: personalized tutorials and extra resources, designed to build confidence and skills in using English for academic purposes, encourage you to participate in class and make a positive contribution to the learning community.
IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test. Swiss Education Group schools are recognized and trusted IELTS test centers, we can advise you on test dates and fees and also give guidance on how to prepare for the test and what to expect on the day.
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