English Language Preparation

Being able to speak English fluently is essential for study as well as being successful in today’s global community.

You must have an English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to begin studying for a degree at GBSB Global Business School.  If your English proficiency does not meet the required standard and you require additional language training before you start your academic program, you can first join the intensive English Language Preparation (ELP) course. ELP is a foundation program that combines intensive English language preparation, study skills and a cultural orientation. GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona has an excellent English centre with good teachers and learning equipment available.

The English Language Preparation program offers you a unique opportunity to make rapid progress in academic English, and to acclimatize to the life in Barcelona and Spain. It is a time to make friends and learn about other cultures before the degree studies begin.

The foundation program and English Language Preparation will help you to:

  • Improve your overall ability in English and business English
  • Learn study skills such as note-taking in English, academic writing and participating in seminars in English
  • Develop the skills you need to work independently at university

GBSB Global Business School in Barcelona offers a number of English language program options for students who seek to improve their English language proficiency; this includes group as well as individual studies. All students in the English Language Preparation program are in classes specifically tailored to their English language level. The program focuses on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The duration of the Foundation program depends on your current level of English language and can be delivered in 10 weeks (1 term), 20 weeks (2 terms), or 30 weeks (3 terms).

The table below shows the length of study required in the English Language Preparation program before you start your degree studies, according to your English Language level. Please note, the table is based on the IELTS scores. If you have not taken IELTS, you would need to take English Language test at GBSB Global Business School in order to identify your level of English and to recommend you an appropriate English Language Preparation option.

 

Current IELTS Term 1 Oct-Jan    Term 2
Jan-Apr
Term 3
Apr-June
Vocation Term 1
Oct-Jan
Term 2
Jan-Apr
Term 3
Apr -June
0.0 ELP ELP ELP   Degree Studies Start    
0.0   ELP ELP   ELP Degree Studies Start  
0.0     ELP   ELP ELP Degree Studies Start
3.0 ELP ELP Degree Studies Start        
3.0   ELP ELP   Degree Studies Start    
3.0     ELP   ELP Degree Studies Start  
5.0 ELP Degree Studies Start          
5.0   ELP Degree Studies Start        
5.0     ELP   Degree Studies Start    

IELTS 0.0 to 3.0 - Non User to Intermittent User 

IELTS 3.0 to 5.0 - Extremely Limited User to Limited User 

IELTS 5.0 - Modest User 

How to Apply for the English Language Preparation Program?

Chose the degree program at GBSB Global Business School that you wish to study for and follow the usual application procedures.

Application Guidelines – Bachelor

Application Guidelines – Master

Tick the field "English Language Preparation" in the Application Form. Indicate the language tests taken and your level of English in the appropriate sections of the Application Form. Based on this information, our Admissions Office will determine the duration of your English Language Preparation program or will ask you to take the English Language test at GBSB Global Business School.

Our English Language Preparation program will ensure you use English confidently and correctly. If you have any questions or doubts regarding our English Language Preparation program, please do not hesitate to contact one of our educational advisers.

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent, or higher for admission to the Bachelor Degree Program
  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher for admission to a Master Degree Program
 


 

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