• Increase your cultural awareness
• Prepare for university classes anywhere in the world
This course is designed to bridge the gap between school and university – and is the perfect preparation for a University Foundation Programme in September.
Key Facts: Pre-Foundation Programme
|Level:||From Intermediate (CEF B1)|
|Start date:||15 February 2021|
|Course length:||20 weeks|
|Class size:||Maximum 12 students|
|Lessons (hours):||25 (19.25) Monday to Friday|
|Lesson type:||21 in a group and 4 teacher-guided self-study sessions|
|Accommodation:||College residence or homestay|
|Sample timetable:||Pre-Foundation Programme|
|Lunch available Monday to Friday – £46 per week|
|One-to-one English language classes – £59 per lesson|
|Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30|
|Airport transfers from £120 – Depending on pick-up from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted airport|
|Courier charge for visa support documents – approx £25|
Develop your language and study skills before a University Foundation Programme
- Increase your cross-cultural awareness to help the move from high school to university
- Prepare for a university course taught in English in the UK or anywhere in the world
- Improve your IELTS score and develop your academic study skills
- Use your language skills in Study Visits in and around Oxford
- Continue your progression on to the year-long University Foundation Programme
- Supportive teachers help you make progress: Small class-sizes (maximum 12) and weekly meetings with your personal tutor provide dedicated academic support
- Develop your English through shared activities like Study Visits and guest speaker events
- Writing: brainstorming, planning, drafting, checking.
- Reading: develop reading sub-skills: scanning, skimming, sifting.
- Speaking: improve your pronunciation and confidence. Project your voice!
- Listening: learn how English is really spoken and convert sound into words.
- IELTS Tests: one entrance fee is included in your tuition fees.
- Awareness: learn about life in the UK and other countries.
- Cooperation: take part in group discussions and learn with classmates in pairs.
- Collaboration: work together and make presentations in pairs and small groups.
- Business Studies
- Discoveries and Inventions
- The Environment
- Styles of Leadership
- Health and Fitness
- Time Management: learn strategies to make the most of your time.
- Self-study: structure and review your learning with guidance from a teacher every day.
- Skills surgery: focus on your own linguistic needs every week.
- Note-taking: revise more effectively with clear and concise notes.
- Autonomous learning: find out how to learn on your own.
- Write your own words: not Wikipedia’s!
- Learn how to cite and reference sources in academic essays.
- Careers Advice: start planning for university with the Higher Education Advisor.
- Develop an open mind and question your ideas.
- ‘Triangulate’ the truth
- Identify ‘fake news’.
- Broaden your horizons by attending talks from guest speakers and going on study visits.
Our Pre-University Foundation Programme entry requirements are:
- 16 years or over
- English language level: 4.0 IELTS score, CEFR B1 or equivalent
- Complete our online booking form and pay the £100 registration fee plus £500 deposit
- Send an official English test certificate or complete our language grading test (including a SKYPE interview)
- We assess your application and send you a confirmation letter and invoice
- Apply for a visa, if required. If you have questions about your visa please contact us
- Pay the full course fees 3 weeks before the start of the Pre-Foundation Programme
- Read the terms and conditions
Qiliang from China
The Pre-Foundation Programme was really good. I liked my teachers and made friends with people from different nationalities. Playing basketball with classmates and practicing my English in a supportive environment helped me to settle into life in the UK.
Please fill in this form to submit an enquiry about our Pre-Foundation Programme.
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