African Leadership University(ALU) Non-English Speaking Applicants

By | December 15, 2017

African Leadership University(ALU) Non-English Speaking Applicants

If you are a non-English speaking applicant then please read this page very carefully.

ALU offers an immersive, two-month long programme to ensure that beginning level non-native English speakers are able to succeed in the English-speaking environment of ALU and to fully prepare them to excel in their ALU courses. Students who enter the programme should be able to score at an A2 level (high beginner) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Who is required to participate in the EI programme?

The English Immersion programme is a requirement for all students where:

  • The primary language spoken at home is not English
  • The primary language that school studies were completed in is not English
  • University level coursework delivered in English could not be successfully completed without supplemental English classes or lessons.

Application Requirements

If you are a non-English speaking applicant there are two important things to note:

  • You must take an English Proficiency Assessment to determine that you are at the required level to participate in the programme. This assessment is taken as part of the application process.
  • There are specific application deadlines that you must apply to ensure that you are assessed and notified of your admissions decision in time to allow you to attend the EI programme.

If you are a non-English speaking applicant there are specific application deadlines that you must apply to ensure that you are assessed and notified of your admissions decision in time to allow you to attend the EI programme. Please click here to see these deadlines.

Programme Structure

Our adaptive project-based curriculum offers students the opportunity to take ownership of their learning experience by targeting areas of growth where they need the most practice. Students spend the mornings in small classes with experienced English faculty, practicing grammar and vocabulary through interactive activities and assignments. In the afternoons, students work on individual and group projects, meet with faculty, and participate in extension activities to consolidate their learning. The programme offers individualized attention through one-on-one meetings and extensive feedback so that students can quickly improve their skills. Faculty and students work together to form a strong and supportive community where students feel safe and supported to take risks, challenge each other, and learn together.

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