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Learning a language is like a journey. Once you start it, you want to continue and our Preparatory School Program is where you should begin.

Anna Szaniawska, M.A., Head of Language Centre

Online English Preparatory School

  • Levels: A1 - B2/C1
  • 2 semesters (600 hours)
  • October 26, 2020 to June 30, 2021
  • Non-degree program

Practical Information

  • Course dates: October 26, 2020 - June 30, 2021 (600 hrs)
  • Morning or afternoon groups
  • Live classes online, Monday to Thursday (6 classes x 45 minutes/each day, one 30-minute break)
  • All materials are available online
  • You learn from experienced university teachers

During the course:

  • you will be able to see and hear the teacher and the rest of the students in your group
  • you will participate in conversations and group discussions
  • you will be able to see materials that the teacher shows and projects onto the board
  • you will start speaking English during the first class

Program

The program offers a modern and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that course participants quickly improve their English skills. We work using materials carefully prepared and selected by our teachers from numerous online learning resources such as original texts, video clips, quizzes, grammar and vocabulary exercise pages that can be easily accessed by students via our own online teaching platform. We ensure that the content assigned to each proficiency level is carefully outlined in the course program, well balanced, and provides an opportunity for all students to practice the language at their skill level.

Each group is taught by two teachers so that students can experience different accents and teaching methods. We conduct periodic assessments, which show participants their progress and indicate areas for improvement. Upon successful completion of the course and achieving a passing grade from the final exam, participants receive language proficiency certificates that open doors to further education in English, at the university level.

LEVEL A1-A2

This level is addressed to beginners with no or very basic English skills and for those needing to improve their English language competencies in order to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The aim of the program is to equip participants with elementary language skills useful in everyday life. During the course of study the participants will practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing, which will allow them to express themselves and communicate freely in English, in daily social situations.

LEVEL B1-C1

This level is designed for intermediate users of English who need to improve their English language competencies in order to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The program focuses on equipping the participants with language and basic academic skills, necessary for successful progress through their degree program(s).

There is also an option of combining  English Preparatory School with learning Polish (120 hours, 60 per semester), by enrolling in our Online English Preparatory School with Polish ».

Assessment

The course starts with a written and oral assessment test, which allows us to place participants in groups appropriate to their English competency. Learning at the appropriate level ensures rapid skill development and allows participants to communicate with an increasing ease and confidence.

Candidate

The courses at A1-A2 level are addressed to beginners with no or very basic English skills.

The B1-C1 level is addressed to candidates with an intermediate (at least CEFR A2) command of English. The program focuses on the development of advanced language skills (to at least CEFR B2 level) and prepares the participants for entry to university programs conducted in English.

Next Steps

After completing the course, you will take an exam and receive a certificate confirming the level of your language proficiency. If you meet language requirements, you may be admitted to a diploma program of your choice at SWPS University.

Course participants who by the end of the English Preparatory School do not achieve at least CEFR B2 language proficiency or those who would like to further develop their English skills, may enroll in our English Language Summer School » to ensure that they meet language competency requirements for their chosen university program of study.

Advantages

Convenience and Quality

Thanks to our Online Preparatory Schools, you can learn from any place in the world. You do not have to delay your university plans. You do not waste any time on commute and do not spend any money on accommodation in Poland. By participating in the online classes, you can practice English regularly. You learn form experienced university teachers, get the same number of classes, and use the same study materials as the in-class students. After one semester you can transfer to an in-class course.

English Proficiency Certificates

Upon successful completion of the English Preparatory School, participants receive language proficiency certificates, which allow them to enrol in university programs taught in English. Additionally, at an extra fee, they can take international English exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, FCE/ CAE or Lingua Skills.

Innovative Methodology and Best Lecturers

SWPS University offers unique English Language Programs with classes taught by two teachers. During the program, one teacher focuses on speaking and writing skills while the other on reading and vocabulary. These two approaches are well integrated and allow students to practice various modes of crucial communication skills. Additionally, English Preparatory School participants are exposed to different teaching methods and class management styles. Classes are varied and course participants learn something new every day. This innovative teaching methodology has proved to be very effective and appreciated by course participants.


Faculty

 

Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office>
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Should you decide to transfer to an in-class course, please send an official notification to the Office of the Polish and English Preparatory Schools at prep@swps.edu.pl, and a Final Letter of Acceptance, will be issued to you
 
Tuition Fee
Online English Preparaotry School (600 hrs)
1 installment 3,100 EUR
Online English Preparatory School with Polish
(English 600 hrs + Polish 120 hrs)
1 installment 3,580 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61 (English)
  • +48 22 517 98 92 (Russian and Ukrainian)
  • As of Oct. 26th, due to the current pandemic restrictions, the Admissions Office will provide all services exclusively by mail, phone, and online, during office hours. For online consultations or rare cases requiring a visit to the Office in person, please e-mail admissions@swps.edu.pl to make an appointment. Original documents or documents certified by a notary public, should be addressed to SWPS University in Warsaw (full address), clearly marked “Admissions Office”, and sent via post or courier.
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor