Monday, 31 March 2014

ANU - University pathway courses

If you are planning to pursue a course in business, mass media or any other professional front then what you need most is the command over English language. English proficiency is a must requirement for a successful career. It’s not just spoken English, written English is also very important. Every schools and colleges have basic and advanced courses for their students. Good communication skills are the essence to find a quality job in any corner of the world. As English is spreading its wings around the world but still there are many countries, where it’s not the most famous one. China, Japan, Russia are some of the countries where English is not so famous. It’s not necessary that you have learned English from childhood than only you should be proficient in English.

Suppose you are applying for a course in a foreign country, but you have some loose ends regarding the spoken language i.e. English. Then you can also opt for a basic or advanced English language courses. If you are good in English but you want to improve it more, then you can also opt for such courses. In today’s scenario proficiency in English is the necessary criteria for admissions. Bur don’t worry it will not be a barrier in your education, as many universities are allowing students to study in their institute and side by side you can also purse their English language course. There are many Uni pathway courses to university programs available for you. ANU College (Australian national university) offer two course forming a pathway to university programs. It allows students to continue their studies of respective programs, with the English course smoothly and effectively. Each course is conducted twice a year, allowing students to improve their English in time for university commencement. Following are the two courses offered by ANU:

ANU access English preparation helps students to improve their proficiency in English for further university studies and other academic fronts. This 12 week course is offered twice a year. You have the opportunity to enroll for this course with the commencement of your regular undergraduate and post graduate classes.

The aim of this course is to improve English speaking and writing skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, note taking and discussion.

To be eligible for this course one should have an IELTS band score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0) in all bands. One should meet all other academic entry requirement for ANU and this course is offered to the students with direct entry only.

ANU access English course has a 99% success rate. It helps students to develop English skills. It gives more emphasis on tutorial making, note-taking and researching.

If you are medicine student then you have to provide evidence of your English language ability for which the requirement is IELTS band score of 6.0.

If you are a Law student at ANU then IELTS band score should be 6.5.

So if you are coming to ANU then the tuition fees for these University pathway courses are $5000 (Access English preparation) and $5200 for Access English course respectively.

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