Foundation English Programme – University of Kyrenia
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Foundation English Programme

THE FOUNDATION ENGLISH PROGRAMME
The Foundation English Programme aims to provide the necessary language and study skills in order for students to pursue their academic studies. The required level of proficiency is equivalent to the CEFR’s (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B1 or B1+ (for Graduate Students, the Department of Pilotage and the Department of English Language and Teaching) level.

Students who do not achieve the required grade in the Proficiency Test (75% for the Department of Pilotage, 70% for the Department of English Language and Teaching, and 60% for the other departments) must attend the classes in the FEP.

The FEP includes courses on three different levels:

Level 1A
Students who score between 0-29 in the Placement Test are placed in a two-semester programme. They complete A1 and A2 Levels at the end of the Fall Term. They complete B1 Level (for regular groups) or B1+ Level (for Pilotage, Graduate and ELT students) at the end of the Spring Term.

Level 1B
Students who score between 30-59 in the Placement Test are placed in a two-semester programme. They complete A2 Level at the end of the Fall Term. They complete B1 Level (for regular groups) or B1+ Level (for Pilotage, Graduate and ELT students) at the end of the Spring Term.

Level 2
Students who score 60 or over in the Placement Test but fail to achieve the required score in the Proficiency Test are placed in a one-semester programme. They complete B1 Level (for regular groups) or B1+ Level (for Pilotage, Graduate and ELT students) at the end of the Fall Term.

ASSESSMENT
The passing grade is 75/100 for the Department of Pilotage; 70/100 for the Department of English Language and Teaching and Graduate Students; and 60/100 for the other programmes.

Assessment Criteria:
Classroom Performance (homework and portfolio): 10%
Quizzes: 10%
Mid-term Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 50%

Exams

Level 1:
Level 1 (Level 1A and Level 1B) students are placed in a two-semester (one academic year) programme. Students must take a mid-term exam and a final exam during each semester. If they fail to complete the programme, they may take the Re-sit Test at the end of each semester.

Those who complete the programme during the Fall Term proceed to Level 2 in the Spring Term.

Those who fail to complete the programme during the Fall Term may take the Re-sit Test and proceed to Level 2 if they pass.  Those who fail the Re-sit at the end of the Fall Term must repeat Level 1 during the Spring Term.

Those who fail to complete Level 1 or Level 2 in the Spring Term may attend the Summer School Programme or take the Proficiency Test at the beginning of the following Academic Year.

Level 2:
Level 2 students are placed in a one-semester programme. Students must take a mid-term exam and a final exam during the Fall Semester. The level of the final exam is equivalent to the level of the Proficiency Test.

Those who fail to complete the programme may take the Re-Sit Test at the end of the Fall Term.

Those who complete the programme may proceed to their departments.

Those who fail the programme may repeat Level 2 during the Spring Term. Those who fail to complete Level 2 in the Spring Term may attend the Summer School Programme or take the Proficiency Test at the beginning of the following Academic Year.

Students may take the Make-up Exam if they have valid medical documentation.

EXEMPTION FROM FOUNDATION ENGLISH PROGRAMME
Students may be exempted from the Foundation English Programme without taking the Proficiency Exam only if they have achieved a test score from a recognised examination body equal to or higher than the following:

Undergraduate Programmes:

  • TOEFL Paper-based 480
  • TOEFL CBT 198
  • TOEFL IBT 55
  • KPDS/ÜDS/YDS/YÖKDİL 60
  • IELTS 5,5
  • VEC 58
  • TOEIC 520
  • NEW SAT 1000
  • SAT 1500
  • GCSE/GCE/IGCSE C
  • PTE 50

 Graduate Programmes, Department of Pilotage & Department of English Language and Teaching:

  • TOEFL Paper-based 510
  • TOEFL CBT 180
  • TOEFL IBT 64
  • KPDS/ÜDS/YDS/YÖKDİL 70
  • IELTS 6
  • VEC 68
  • TOEIC 600
  • NEW SAT 1200
  • SAT 1800
  • GCSE/GCE/IGCSE B
  • PTE 55
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