Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School

Educational activities at our School are carried out in four main areas.

English Preparatory Program

All the programs in the University are taught in English with an exception of Turkish Law. The English Preparatory Program aims to help the students to successfully follow the academic program in their chosen departments. In addition to this, our School aims to assist the students for successful adaptation to university life and to the country in general. Students can benefit from regular orientation and academic induction programs. The English Preparatory Program offers four levels of instruction. Students are placed at the most appropriate level according to their English proficiency. Depending on their initial level, it is possible to complete the English Preparatory Program in one semester, two semesters or one calendar year.

Academic English Program

All undergraduate students have two compulsory English courses which are required to be taken during the first academic year. The program also provides English classes for the second, third and fourth years in some departments and offers academic English support classes for the graduate and post-graduate students.

Second Foreign Language

Our school also offers all students a second foreign language. These courses can be taken in the third and fourth years.

Continuing Education Centre Language Courses

Foreign Language and English Preparatory School organizes and offers language courses for the community at large, geared at the needs of the individuals and institutions.

Click Here for Exemption from the English Preparatory Program

The following exams and grades exempt students from Englis Preparatory Program. For other internationally recognized certificates and relevant enquiries, please contact the school administration.

EPS Courses

 EPS B2

This course aims to get the students at CEFR B1+ level (GSE: 47 – 59) and lasts for 8 weeks (about 200 classroom contact hours, and around 100 hours guided online study).

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following learning outcomes:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

EPS B1

This course aims to get the students at CEFR: A2+ to B1 (GSE: 36 – 47) level and lasts for 8 weeks (about 200 classroom contact hours, and around 100 hours guided online study).

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following learning outcomes:

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

EPS A2         

This course aims to get the students at CEFR: A1 to A2 (GSE: 29 – 38) level and lasts for 8 weeks (about 200 classroom contact hours, and around 100 hours guided online study).

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following learning outcomes:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

EPS A1         

This course aims to get the students at  CEFR: A1 (GSE: 20 – 29) level and lasts for 8 weeks (about 200 classroom contact hours and around 100 hours of guided online study).

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform the following learning outcomes:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Click Here for Exit Level Learning Outcomes at RDU English Preparatory Program