The General English Program of International School – Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU-IS) supports students in obtaining English certifications (B2 level based on Common 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 other four levels with 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 tests 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…,etc.
With the English proficiency equipped by the GE Program, students are qualified to 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 good speakers of English , and the English environment at VNU-IS, the percentage of students who get B2 certificate right after two intakes (each intake lasts 8 weeks) has increased. In the academic year 2021-2022, the number of students passing B2 level test reached nearly 70%; and most students got B2 certificate after one year of studying GE program, even though many of them had zero input in English and started with Foundation course.
In Vietnamese: Chương trình Tiếng Anh dự bị
In English: General English Program
Duration: 5 levels, 160 hours/level
Training institution: International School – Vietnam National University, Ha Noi (VNU-IS)
The program is designed for candidates who have enrolled in VNU-IS but do not have the required English language proficiency. They are able to register and study additional English language training programs of the International School to meet the English requirements before entering their specialized programs.
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 tests 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…
Based on the scores showed in the English placement test, students will put into an appropriate level from Foundation course to Level 4.
WHO TO APPLY
– Students who study at VNU-IS and do not have B2 level certificate of English according to the European Framework
– School children, undergraduate students, and postgraduate students wishing to learn English
– Some important information:
Students of VNU-IS:
+ start the General English Program right from Foundation course
+ also learn a number of general courses in the undergraduate program while taking GE Program
Other undergraduate and postgraduate students: from A2 level or above
|In Vietnamese||In English|
|1||Foundation course||Lower Elementary
|4||3||Upper – Intermediate Level|
|5||4||VSTEP Preparation Program|
The tuition fee for each level is 500 USD.