Apart from academic qualifications British universities will also ask potential students to verify that they have an adequate knowledge of English before they are admitted. The IELTS is the UK's most popular qualification to confirm linguistic competence for academic purposes and most universities will ask candidates to produce a recently obtained score between 5.5 and 7.0 in the IELTS .
All our courses are taught in English and this makes our students familiar with the English language. Yet we make sure our students are well-supported in their effort to obtain the IELTS. Not only do we teach Academic English but we also incorporate a substantial element of IELTS exam preparation in our English for Academic Purposes course to ensure that our students do as well as possible in the IELTS exam. Furthermore we run specialised IELTS prep sessions on Saturdays that focus on the specific IELTS subtests to offer extra support to our students. These sessions are taught by Kostas Dafnis who has a tremendous experience in English language teaching and trains students to pay attention to detail to maximise their IELTS exam scores. Our success rate is so high that we have never had a student who was prevented from attending university in the UK as a result of a poor IELTS score.
We have recently introduced short 5 week IELTS prep programmes that include an online (live class) component to suit those who live far from our physical classes. Five weeks at 5 hours per week (2x1 hour online classes plus 2x1.5 hour live classes) cost only 149€. Admission requires that students have at least a level of English equivalent to the first certificate in English.
What our students say
"By joining Foundation college, I became part of an intimate group of people sharing the same enthusiasm and questions ."
Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath
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