Monthly Archives: November 2014


3 things to know about German university pathways

From our experience on the GLS university placement programme there are three main features which are necessary for a successful pathway programme in Germany. Read more

Georgina Herrera Moreno, Manager of International Student Recruitment, BridgePathways

Georgina Herrera Moreno, Manager of International Student Recruitment, BridgePathways

Top tips for agents offering pathway programs in the USA

As more and more students are globally mobile and want to improve their employment prospects with a foreign degree, agencies must learn to promote this new product in a way that will ensure that both the student’s language and educational needs are best met. Here are some top-tips for agents looking to offer higher education options in the US with a pathway program component. Read more

University foundation programmes in Ireland

On successful completion of a good pathway (University Foundation Programme) programme, students should have a guaranteed progression to their chosen undergraduate programme. A good pathway (University Foundation Programme) programme should offer international students a vital bridge between the education they have already received in their home country and the requirements they must meet to study at their chosen university. Moreover, it should provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for successful undergraduate study. As well as developing their English language proficiency, students need also to develop their communication and study skills as well as their knowledge of their chosen academic subject(s).  Read more

Pathway programme in the USA

Pathway programme in the USA

5 key criteria for a good university pathway programme

A good pathway programme meets three basic objectives, says Shane Wilkinson of BBSI. It accustoms students to studying a subject in a foreign language, gives them the academic skills they need to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level, and meets specific university requirements. Here, experienced IALC school staff outline 5 key aspects of a good university pathway or foundation programme. Read more

Jay Dea, Director of Studies, Byron Bay English Language School

Jay Dea, Director of Studies, Byron Bay English Language School

Choosing between IELTS and Cambridge courses

Students at BBELS often ask us to describe the difference between the IELTS and Cambridge Mainsuite exams (FCE, CAE, CPE). Choosing between the different courses is important, especially if your objective is related to future academic studies, sponsorship or national citizenship.
Here’s a guide to help you select the course which will provide you with the best outcome.

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Giulia, Intern, Byron Bay English Language School

Giulia, Intern, Byron Bay English Language School

La differenza tra l’esame Cambridge e IELTS

I nostri studenti BBELS ci chiedono spesso qual’ è la differenza principale tra l’esame Cambridge e IELTS.  (FCE, CAE, CPE).  È importante fare la scelta giusta, specialmente se il vostro obiettivo è legato a futuri studi accademici, ad una sponsorizzazione o cittadinanza nazionale.
Di seguito, per aiutarvi a fare la scelta migliore, vi spieghiamo le principali differenze.

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Michelle Reynolds, Teen Programs Director, Rennert International

Michelle Reynolds, Teen Programs Director, Rennert International

The secret to a successful summer program for juniors: getting students engaged

In order to run a successful summer program for juniors, you have to get students engaged.  We’ve found that the best way to do this is by allowing students to select elective courses that speak to their passions and interests and use projects as the cornerstone of the curricula.  Read more

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