Level One

Level one is offered to students with a basic level of English who need to improve their English language skills. This level aims to develop the students’ skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar and it prepares the students for level two courses.

1.1 General Learning Goals of Level One:

Upon completion of level one, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend texts of about 300 words
  • Write simple paragraphs (up to 150 words)
  • Ask and respond to questions on familiar topics
  • Listen for specific details and general information
  • Acquire basic study skills

1.2 Level One Courses:

  • Reading 1
  • Writing 1
  • Listening & Speaking 1
  • Grammar 1

Level Two

Level two is offered to students with previous knowledge of English who still need to improve their abilities in the four language skills and grammar. It builds upon the language skills learned in Level one and introduces students to basic mathematics.

2.1 General Learning Goals of Level Two:

Upon completion of level two, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend a one to two-page text
  • Write well-organized paragraphs of different genres (up to 250 words)
  • Initiate and maintain conversations for at least 5 minutes
  • Listen to different types of conversations and lectures and successfully answer questions
  • Acquire basic Mathematical skills
  • Acquire basic study skills

2.2 Level Two Courses:

  • Reading 2
  • Writing 2
  • Listening & Speaking 2
  • Grammar 2
  • Basic Mathematics

Level Three

Level three, the final level in the foundation program, aims to prepare students to the requirements and challenges of academic study at degree level. It focuses on critical analysis of texts, academic writing, class presentations, academic study skills and basic research techniques. It also introduces students to basic computing skills through the IC3 Course.

3.1 General Learning Goals of Level Three:

Upon completion of level three, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend texts belonging to a variety of genres at a length of 600 words
  • Produce a written report of a minimum of 500 words showing evidence of research, note taking, review and revision of work, paraphrasing, summarizing, use of quotations and use of references.
  • Demonstrate good skills of class presentations and communication skills
  • Comprehend and respond effectively to audio-visual tracks.
  • Acquire IT and Computing skills necessary for degree studies
  • Acquire academic study skills necessary for their studies at a degree level

3.2 Level 3 Courses:

  • Integrated Intensive English
  • IC3