Ostim Technical University offers one of the best and high quality preparatory programs to our students with its expert and experienced academic staff. Our aim in foreign language education, which is an integral part of quality education with its academic and social function, is to enable them to continue their undergraduate programs in English, to be able to follow the professional literature in English and to ensure that students access the latest developments in their fields. In the preparatory school, our students follow a modular (A1-A2-B1-B2-C1) education program based on internationally accepted criteria based on the European Common Criteria framework.
2020-2021 FALL PROGRAM (PLANNED)
Level / Time / Method A1 A2 B1
Face / Face 15 hrs 12 hrs 10 hrs
Synchronous 5 hrs 8 hrs 10 hrs
Asynchronous 4 3 2 hrs
English education at our university is given modularly at A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels in line with the European Union language proficiency criteria. The academic year in the Preparatory School consists of 4 modules, each 8 weeks. According to the results of the Placement Exams, our students are placed in the appropriate level from (A1), (A2), and (B1) levels and progress from where they started and gain proficiency at the B2 level. Those who are successful at the end of each module continue to the next module. Those starting from A2 may find the opportunity to complete C1 if they fail in any module and do not have to repeat it.
Weekly course hours are different for each level.
Elementary: A1 level - 24 hours per week
Pre-intermediate: A2 level - 23 hours per week
Intermediate: B1 level - 22 hours per week
Upper-intermediate: B2 level - 21 hours per week
Advanced: C1 level - 20 hours per week
Why Modular System?
The modular system has a flexible structure that responds quickly to changes. The modular system allows the student to progress at his own pace and success to be measured frequently. This system gives students who need the time to learn a chance to repeat the program, while offering rapid progress for early learners.
Placement (Placement Test) and Proficiency Exams
All students who are enrolled and will continue to the Preparatory Program take the placement exam. According to the Placement Exam results, students are placed in one of A1, A2, B1 or B2 levels, depending on their language level. Those who score over 60 from the Placement Exam may take the Proficiency Exam optionally to be exempted. Students who want to participate must indicate that they want to take the Proficiency Exam during the registration process. Students who take the Proficiency Exam (60/100) are exempt from the preparatory school and continue their undergraduate education.