International Study Programs

The Széchenyi István University offers international courses in English and in German. (Programs taught in German language will be indicated individually.)

A FOUNDATIONAL (PREPARATORY) COURSES IN ENGLISH

As of September 1st 2017, SZE is launching foundational courses in English. These intensive English courses are aimed at international students whose proficiency in English (academic writing, free conversation, appropriate articulation and pronunciation skills together with presentation skills) is below the expectations of academic achievement and progress. For example, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean students will greatly benefit from these foundational courses as their articulatory bases originating from their mother tongues are very different from those of most European languages (such as English, for example). These courses are taught mostly by native English speakers (Americans, British, Canadian) with special training in TOEFL and ESP.

A1. One semester (five months) intensive English preparatory course in small groups (8 to 10 persons) with personal tutoring and task-specific supervision. During the course a lot of sound (pronunciation) exercises and free speech and conversation tasks are carried out.

A2. One semester (five months) intensive Special English preparatory course in small groups (8-10 persons) with personal tutoring and discipline-specific supervising in choses disciplines (e.g. marketing, management, engineering, construction, information technology). During the course emphasis is laid on the development of conversational and public presentation competences of each student.

The courses are organized by highly trained English teachers employed by the University and constitute an organic part of the overall educational program. The University assists the students to be enrolled with their visa applications and their on-campus accommodation.

At the end of the Foundational Year (two semesters of intensive English studies) the students are expected to sit for an exam in English testing both their English proficiency level and their professional (academic) knowledge.