IMU English Preparatory Program provides English training for students whose knowledge of English is not sufficient to follow their courses provided in this language. It also conducts the compulsory professional foreign language courses in all departments.
IMU English Preparatory Program constitutes of Turkish and foreign adept and experienced staff. Relying on advanced information and communication technologies as well as on sophisticated programs and planning, IMU English Program staff is determined to bring all students to an adequate level of Professional English knowledge, in compliance with the international standards.
The English Program has been prepared considering the language knowledge and skills students should acquire for their studies and career. During the English Preparatory education students acquire the techniques to express themselves in both oral and written form, to access and use information, as well as to comprehend and use academic English. Students who have completed the preparatory year successfully are able to follow classes in English as well as to follow the literature in their respective fields without encountering problems.
In addition, The English Program carries out Summer Courses open to both Preparatory Program students who did not meet the requirements during the academic year, as well as to students of other departments who are willing to improve their English skills.
Our specialized preparatory school offers students registered at Istanbul Medipol University, where minimally 30% of the instructing language is English, the opportunity to learn academic English in intensive courses.
In fulfillment with the needs of our students, the course program is 33 weeks, with an optional summer program of 6 weeks for those students requiring further instruction. Students will start education at A1 elementary level. At the end of these 33 weeks students are expected to be B2+ level and able to interact with academic English without encountering any problems. During this period students will attend 26 lectures per week, with a duration of 45 minutes per lecture. The weekly program of lectures is composed of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as, grammar, translation, CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) and professional English classes.
The intensive courses provides our students with the necessary skills s/he will rely upon during their future education, probable academic career, and life in the “global village” our world has turned into.
More precisely, during this intensive year, the student will engage, both conceptually and analytically, multifaceted academic texts and orations from an array of fields, perceive a broad range of information, regardless the narrator, and write full essays expressing and supporting his / her opinions.
Istanbul Medipol University preparatory program rigorously administers a considerable number of exams, so both the lecturers as well as the students learn and work to eliminate ostensive problems with students English skills. After completing the preparatory program students whose average score is at least 70 over 100 are given the respective official certificate, which confirms to the university’s departments the students’ background to be sufficient to continue their studies without any language obstacles in their respective departments.
The preparatory school instructors are energetic, experienced in language teaching, international certified, and trained for the university’s preparatory program. The lecturers are also available for office hours several times a week. To provide the most effective learning experience the number of students per class is limited in number, while the classes and other environments are arranged in compliance with the necessities of the courses.