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Pre Foundation Year English

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Pre-Foundation Year English (PFYE) is the perfect program for students wanting to build confidence and improve their academic English level in preparation for a successful Foundation Year and University experience.


PROGRAM INFORMATION


The 15-week program is designed to teach students to use English confidently and effectively in a Globalised world context, including:

All Pre-Foundation Year English courses guarantee entry into EPP without the need to sitting an additional external Test and then into the Extended IES Foundation Year.
The English Entry Requirements for PFYE is an equivalency of IELTS 4 with no band score less than 3.5.

At a glance

What is the PFYE? PFYE is Academic English studies taken prior to the English Pathway Program (EPP); leading to the Extended Foundation Year program (IESFY) and a degree program at the University of Queensland
Who should take the PFYE? Students wanting to build confidence and improve their academic English level in preparation for a successful Foundation Year and University experience
What are the English Entry Requirements for PFYE? Students must have an equivalency of IELTS 4 with no band score less than 3.5
What is the duration of the PFYE? 15 weeks; 20 hours per week
What is the cost? AU$5400
What will I learn? Using English confidently and effectively in a Globalised world context, including:
  • Academic essay writing;
  • Describing graphs and charts;
  • Analysing and discussing key issues;
  • Listening and note taking;
  • Summarising journal articles.
Do PFYE students need to sit for an external English test to progress to the EPP and the IES Foundation Year? No. Our Academic staff conduct progress checks during the PFYE to ensure students are receiving all the extra support required.
Is there any special academic assistance students can get while studying the PFYE? Yes. In addition to small classes conducted by expert ESL Academics, IES also provides extra academic tutorials with qualified IES Tutors if required.
Can PFYE students get assistance from the IES Mates? IES Mates are local University of Queensland students providing PFYE students with regular, informal conversational English to boost their confidence and listening and speaking skills
Do PFYE students receive the same level of care and welfare as do other IES College students? Yes. The IES Student Services team offer the same high level of care to PFYE students including: accommodation assistance; personal and academic counselling; site visits to the University of Queensland; workshops to help students live and learn with confidence in their new home