Will SEA open courses that support kids to apply for university?
We are always looking to expand our course selection. The types of classes available will depend on a number of factors including; teacher availability, subject, and student interest. We already offer multiple ESL-related courses aimed at helping students who want to attend university. Specifically, attending university in a foreign country. Many universities around the world require their students to have a high level of English. This means students need to be able to speak, read, listen and write English at a university level before they apply to go. Right now we offer academic writing, culture, and conversation courses aimed at preparing students for universities abroad.
There is not a single class that will prepare students for university. This takes a lot of planning, and strategy. If English is not your native language, then you need to begin studying years ahead of applying. Universities in North America, and Europe tend to require students to score at about a 6.5 on IELTS (TOEFL and CEFR available below).
IELTS : 6.5
TOEFL : 73-93
CEFR level : B2
A well-rounded student will be best suited for the international environment. Though having a high level of English is key, other factors are equally important. Exposure to international cultures, new ideas, and opinions will prepare students for the world outside of their homeland.
We want students to develop the skills and acquire the knowledge necessary to succeed in this world.
High scores, and certificates are excellent, but unfortunately, they are not enough to be accepted in the top universities. Students need to show strong interest and experience in extracurricular activities. Universities want more than just an A+ student. They want to see students excelling at not always related to school.
Is your student active in the community?
Do they do volunteer work?
What are their education, and career goals?
What skills can they bring to the university community?
Do they have any work experience?
What is their international experience?
These are just some of the questions university admission boards will consider looking at student applications.
As the world becomes more and more competitive, students need to be better and smarter than the previous generation. Let’s put students on the path to success.