International Academy delivers Pre-sessional English language courses in China

Dilwyn Owen, lecturer at the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton is currently teaching Pre-sessional English to students at Longre School, Changsha, China to enable them to progress to degree courses at the University. These students have come from the areas of Changsha, Shanxi Province, Xiaogan, Hubei, Lanzhou and Changchun.

Angela Molinari, Acting Principal of the International Academy, said: “The International Academy delivers its Pre-sessional English language courses and uses its Wolverhampton English Proficiency Exam to test the English levels of students both internationally and in the UK in the four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Upon gaining a successful score, the students are provided with a stepping stone for direct entry onto courses in one of the four Faculties at the University of Wolverhampton -"

Xiaoju Wang, from Shanxi Province in North China, added: “I am studying Visual Communication Design in my Year 3 of my undergraduate programme and I am eager to apply for the BA Visual Communication course and continue my subject in Wolverhampton as I believe that study overseas will make me have a deeper understanding of art."

Zeng Wenling has studied in Hunan University of Technology, and said: “The University of Wolverhampton has a really good reputation around the world through the China Regional Office, so I want to go to Wolverhampton to study Visual Communication. I look forward to having a totally different study experience with lots of creative students."

Yuanheng Li, from Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics, commented: “I think the University of Wolverhampton is the best school for me to further my education. I would cherish the opportunity to study there and to find out the differences between Chinese and education in Britain. I am glad to be a member of your school."

Yang Yutong, from the Wuhan Conservatory of Music, has just graduated and she said: “I want to improve my professional skills in Britain and learn about cultures of different countries. I think the UK is a very beautiful country and I am looking forward to going there."

Angela Molinari added: “The work involved in delivering Pre-sessional English language courses together with the testing of students both in the UK and in China by International Academy staff is considerable and on occasion challenging, however it is also extremely rewarding to be part of the beginning of these students’ journey and provides them with a valuable educational opportunity, enhancing student employability and underpinning international engagement for the University of Wolverhampton."

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