English Foundation Course (General English)

Eötvös Loránd University

Program Description

English Foundation Course (General English)

Eötvös Loránd University

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a BA degree program. With a minimum of 800 contact hours guaranteed, the course can bring you up to speed in as little as two semesters.

The aim of the program is to provide a gateway for students to European education, where a good command of knowledge is required. The program equips students with the basic linguistic, cultural and study skills necessary for beginning BA level studies at a European university.


Strength of program

Language improvement is the core element of the program, with a general course in language improvement, focusing on the basic skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. To prepare you to use English for study purposes, there are also specialized courses in the accurate use of English grammar and vocabulary, as well as academic reading and writing, and classes on the presentation and discussion skills needed for participation in seminars.


Study Skills

Our teachers are there to help you, but you need to develop independent study skills for your future academic and professional career. You will attend courses designed to improve your ability to work on your own, with skills such as setting goals, managing time and monitoring progress. Your teachers will also set tasks to be completed in the Self-Access Centre and advise you on the available resource.


Cultural Studies

It is impossible to use a language without understanding the culture that surrounds it. The program includes two courses on the major English-speaking cultures, one focusing on the British Isles, one on America and Canada. Other courses cover aspects of European culture, in general, the culture of your host country, Hungary.


Goals

If you take your studies seriously, you should be able to pass the CEFR B2-level language examination offered by the university at the end of the academic year. You will only be admitted to the English and American Studies BA program at ELTE or might be admitted into another institution of higher education of your choice in Hungary or the European Union if you pass this exam (depending on the language requirements of the other institutions).


You should achieve the following scores on an internationally acknowledged (external) language exam:

  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 453 – 497
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 46 – 59
  • IELTS: 5.5


Career opportunities

Those having completed the Foundation Course in English will be able to continue their higher education in Hungary and abroad. Once they earn a degree the following possibilities will enfold journalism, tourism, education in non-state founded schools, government organizations, diplomacy and any other jobs that do not require degree-specific skills. Getting a job is also dependent on the continuous studies of the student following the foundation year.

Job examples
Job postings can be applied for if the student holds a university degree only. Completion of the English Foundation Course will allow the student to continue his or her studies on a Bachelor level.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 29, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 9, 2019
Feb. 2020
Duration
Duration
Full time
Price
Price
1,490 EUR
Tuition fee/semester. Application fee: 150 EUR.
Information
Deadline
July 15, 2019
Locations
Hungary - District V., Budapest
Start date : Sept. 9, 2019
Application deadline July 15, 2019
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Dates
Sept. 9, 2019
Hungary - District V., Budapest
Application deadline July 15, 2019
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Feb. 2020
Hungary - District V., Budapest
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