English foundation


INTRODUCTION

The General English Program of the International School (IS) – VNU supports students in obtaining English certifications (B2 level based on European Framework of Reference of English proficiency) before entering the specialized programs. The designed program consists of courses at 5 different levels (Foundation course to supplement language knowledge) and 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). After completing the General English Program, students will achieve basic and in-depth language knowledge, and be able to pass International English proficiency testing such as the Level 4 in Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (according to the 6-level Competency Framework of foreign language for Vietnam), IELTS, TOFEL, APTIS…

With the English proficiency equipped by the GE Program, students can study undergraduate and graduate training programs at the International School or study abroad.

In recent years, with a proficient and experienced teaching staff in exam preparation for English certificates, a rigorous and scientific management process, support of mentors who are excellent English speakers, and the English environment of IS, the percentage of students who get B2 certificate right after 2 primary semesters (intake) has increased. In school year 2021-2022, the number reached nearly 70%; and most students got B2 certificate after 1 year of study GE program even though many of them had zero input in English and had to start with Foundation course.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Program name:

Vietnamese name: Chương trình Tiếng Anh dự bị

English name: General English Program

Training period: 5 levels, 160 hours/level

Training institution: International School (IS) – Hanoi National University

For candidates who take university entrance exam, they are able to register and study additional foreign language training programs of the International School to meet the English requirements before entering the specialized programs in case they do not have the required foreign language proficiency.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The designed program consists of courses at 5 different levels (Foundation course to supplement language knowledge) and 4 levels of language practice skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). After completing the General English Program, students will master basic and in-depth language knowledge, and be able to pass the International English proficiency testing such as the Level 4 in Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (according to the 6-level Competency Framework of English language for Vietnam), IELTS, TOFEL, APTIS…

Due to their levels showed in the placement test, students will be placed at appropriate levels from Foundation to Level 4.

ENROLMENT OBJECTIVES

 – Students who study at the International School and do not have B2 level of English according to the European Framework

– Students wishing to learn English

 – Required qualifications:

Students of the International School:

+ Learning from the beginning

+ Students also learn a number of general courses in the university program while taking GE Program

Foreign students/students: A2 level or higher

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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English Level

Tên Tiếng Việt

Tên Tiếng Anh

1

Cấp độ 1

Lower Elementary
Level (Foundation)

2

Cấp độ 2

Pre-Intermediate Level

3

Cấp độ 3

Intermediate Level

4

Cấp độ 4

Upper – Intermediate Level

5

Cấp độ 5

VSTEP Preparation Program

 

TUITION FEE

Tuition fee for each level is 500 USD.