Ostim Technical University offers one of the best and high quality preparatory programs to our students with its experienced academic staff. Our aim in foreign language education, which is an integral part of quality higher education with its academic and social function, is to enable students to continue their undergraduate programs in English, to be able to follow the professional literature in English and to ensure that students have access to the latest developments in their fields. In the preparatory school, our students follow a modular (A1-A2-B1-B2) education program based on internationally accepted criteria established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
English education at our university is given modularly at A1, A2, B1, and B2 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 (A1,A2, or B1) 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 level in the next module. Each module has a midterm exam at the end of 4 weeks and final exam at the end of 8 weeks.
Why a 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.
2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
Module I October 5th - November 27th
Module II December 7th - January 29th
Module III February 22nd - April 16th
Module IV April 26th - June 18th
2020-2021 WEEKLY PROGRAM
Method/Level A1 A2 B1 B2
Synchronous (Online) 20 hrs 20 hrs 20 hrs 20 hrs
Asynchronous (Autonomous learning) 4 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs 4 hrs
Placement (Placement Test) and Proficiency Exams
All students who are enrolled in 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.