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Advanced Academic Preparation, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
University rank #19 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
This Advanced Academic Preparation from Columbia University is designed for students who plan to enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a university in the United States.
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Overview

This Advanced Academic Preparation from Columbia University will prepare students for university-level academic study by:

Focusing on academic writing skills, including:
  • Academic essay format
  • Source-based writing assignments
  • Summarizing skills
  • Vocabulary building
  • Issues related to plagiarism and academic honesty (paraphrasing, citing sources, and using quotations appropriately)
Building lecture-listening and note-taking skills by drawing on a variety of resources including:
  • Live lectures by guest speakers
  • Recorded lectures by university professors
  • A Columbia University E-Seminar (an on-line course designed by a Columbia professor)

Students in the program will have access to Columbia University facilities, including the university libraries, the language laboratory, computers.

Accreditation

The Advanced Academic Preparation Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      Eight-week course

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This Advanced Academic Preparation from Columbia University will prepare students for university-level academic study by:

  • Introducing research skills, including a presentation by a Columbia University librarian on how to use the library system
  • Improving discussion skills, including fluency and advanced-level vocabulary, thus preparing students for participation in seminar discussions
  • Teaching presentation skills, including pronunciation, vocal projection, and appropriate body language
  • Teaching skills for coping with extensive reading

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Current ALP students must have reached ALP level 6 to be considered for admission.
  • New students must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 72 (iBT) with minimum of 18 in both writing and speaking, or 5.0 IELTS with a minimum of 5.0 in both writing and speaking.
  • On arrival all new students must also sit for the ALP Essay Exam. Those whose scores fall below ALP level 6 must take the ALP Intensive course at the appropriate level, given at the same dates as the AAP course (Session B+C).
  • Successful applicants will be placed into AAP classes based on their ALP level and TOEFL score. Students will be placed with others of similar ability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7376 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7376 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    7376 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7376 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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