English Language Programs

Admission Level to Prep Program, Level 1 Starters

Admission Level to Prep Program, Level 1 Starters

Students who do not speak any English and/or very little English are placed in this level as a result of the placement exam given at the beginning of the academic year. Students who start the Prep Program in this level have the chance to pass Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 during the academic year and Level 5 in the summer term to complete the program in one calendar year if they don’t fail in any level. If a student is unable to complete all five levels within one calendar year, they have the opportunity to continue their studies for a further year to complete the Prep Program.

Term 1 Level Progression Table:

TERM 1

Beginning Level

End of Term PASS/FAIL

TERM 2

Beginning Level

L1

Pass

L2

L1

Fail

L1R

L2

Pass

L3

L2

Fail

L2R

L3

Pass

L4

L3

Fail

L3R

L4

Pass

L5

L4

Fail

L4R

L5A

Pass

L5B

L5A

Fail

L5


Term 2 Level Progression Table:

TERM 2

Beginning Level

End of Term PASS/FAIL

TERM 3

Beginning Level

L1R

Pass

L2

L1R

Fail

L1DR

L2

Pass

L3

L2

Fail

L2R

L2R

Pass

L3

L2R

Fail

L2DR

L3

Pass

L4

L3

Fail

L3R

L3R

Pass

L4

L3R

Fail

L3DR

L4

Pass

L5A

L4

Fail

L4R

L4R

Pass

L5A

L4R

Fail

L4DR

L5B/L5

Pass

Departmental studies

L5B/L5

Fail

L5AR


Term 3 Level Progression Table:

TERM 3

Beginning Level

 

End of Term PASS/FAIL

TERM 4

Beginning Level

L1DR

Pass

L2

L1DR

Fail

L1TR

L2

Pass

L3

L2

Fail

L2R

L2R

Pass

L3

L2R

Fail

L2DR

L2DR

Pass

L3

L2DR

Fail

L2TR

L3

Pass

L4

L3

Fail

L3R

L3R

Pass

L4

L3R

Fail

L3DR

L3DR

Pass

L4

L3DR

Fail

L3TR

L4

Pass

L5

L4

Fail

L4R

L4R

Pass

L5

L4R

Fail

L4DR

L4DR

Pass

L5

L4DR

Fail

L4TR

L5A

Pass

L5B

L5A

Fail

L5R

L5AR

Pass

L5BR

L5AR

Fail

L5DR


Term 4 Level Progression Table:

TERM 4

Beginning Level

End of Term PASS/FAIL

End of Term 4

L1TR

Pass

L2*

L1TR

Fail

L1*

L2 / L2R / L2DR / L2TR

Pass

L3*

L2 / L2R / L2DR / L2TR

Fail

L2*

L3 / L3R / L3DR / L3TR

Pass

L4 (summer school)

L3 / L3R / L3DR / L3TR

Fail

L3*

L4 / L4R / L4DR / L4TR

Pass

L5 (summer school)

L4 / L4R / L4DR / L4TR

Fail

L4 (summer school)

L5/L5R/L5DR/L5B/L5BR

Pass

Departmental studies

L5/L5R/L5DR/L5B/L5BR

Fail

L5 (summer school)


* Summer School Program for Levels 1, 2, and 3 will be provided if minimum 10 students register for these programs. 


Summer Term Progression Table:

Summer School

Beginning Level

End of Term PASS/FAIL

End of Summer School Level

L4

Pass

L5A in the new academic year

L4

Fail

L4 in the new academic year

L5

Pass

Departmental studies

L5

Fail

L5A in the new academic year

 

P.S.: Regular groups and DR groups follow the same programs. R and TR groups follow the same programs.


Abbreviations

L: Level

R: Repeat Course

DR: Double Repeat Course

TR: Triple Repeat Course

 

Level 5 is a 16-week (2 quarters) program. However, in quarters 2 and 4, those students who start the quarter as Level 5 students are given an intensive program of 8 weeks (1 quarter) for 25 hours a week to enable them to complete the prep program in February and/or June.