We aim to prepare newcomers to The Netherlands to excel at internationally recognized English language proficiency exams, such as IELTS. The program is designed for motivated students with a refugee background who are willing to pursue studies in the Dutch higher education system or take the next step in their career development.
This program provides students with the opportunity to meet the language facility requirement and helps them build the confidence needed to excel in an academic environment.
The EAN classes follow a modular system based on the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The modules are designed in such way that students are encouraged to enhance and develop all four skills, that is, writing, reading, speaking and listening. The modules aim to improve the quality of English language that the students are able to use during their academic studies and professional lives. EAN currently offers four entry levels, Beginner (Level A1), Pre-intermediate (Level A2), Intermediate (Level B1), and Upper-Intermediate (Level B2).
The EAN English program runs on a trimester basis and each trimester lasts three months (Please see the academic calendar for exact dates). Students are to complete one module in each trimester, during which they are expected to attend 54 hours of face-to-face classes and complete 90 hours of self-study, including the weekly assignments. Students are also encouraged to sit an achievement test (on the sixth week) and an end-of-module (exit) test in each module.
In addition, EAN offers the specialised courses and workshops below:
IELTS test taker training
English for Academic Writing