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Frequently Asked Questions - English Prep School

You can take the test any time you want after you enrolled to an undergraduate program at Zaman University. You will be notified of your result immediately after the test.

Zaman University English Language Proficiency Test consists of two parts. First part of the test is a 2-hour long computer-based, multiple-choice test that measures students' knowledge and skills in grammar, vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension. Second part of the test measures student’s writing skills and accuracy. At the end of the test, an overall judgement is done by the test coordinator to place the student to appropriate level in English Preparatory program or allow to study in freshman year.

Yes. Even if you are not proficient enough in English language, you can still apply for admission to an undergraduate program at Zaman University. In this case, you will have to study in English Preparatory Program before you are allowed into freshman year.

Yes, you are exempted from taking the English Proficiency Test if you have a TOEFL iBT score of 60 or an IELTS score of 5.5. 

There are 4 ways to prove that your English is good enough to study at Zaman University.

1. You can take Zaman University English Proficiency Test and get a passing score or conditional passing score.

2. If you have taken a score of 60 or more at TOEFL iBT, you will be exempted from language requirement to study at Zaman University.

3. If you have taken a score of 5.5 band or more at IELTS academic, you will be exempted from language requirement to study Zaman University.

4. If you can certify that you have successfully completed level 12 at ACE English language courses, you will be exempted from language requirement to study Zaman University.

The language of instruction and examinations at Zaman University is English. All the courses are taught in English language. Therefore, it is imperative that your level of English language is proficient enough to study in an academic environment. 

If you fail the English Proficiency Test, you are required to enroll in the English Prep School.
The academic environment at Zaman University is challenging and demanding. You should have good skills in English in order to satisfactorily complete your major. 

Registration Fee: $500/year

Tuition Fee: $1,000/semester

Yes, tuition fee scholarship is valid for 2 semesters spent at English preparatory school and 8 semesters spent at the undergraduate program. Notice that the tuition fee scholarship does not include the registration fee.

English Prep School students study in morning, whereas self-study in the afternoon.

After taking the English Placement Test (EPT), you will be assigned to an appropriate level and placed in a homogeneous classroom according to your EPT result.

It is going to be during the orientation week, first week of the academic year, at Zaman University.

It will be a 2-hour test.

The questions will test your reading, grammar, listening and writing skills. According to the result of the test, you will be placed in an appropriate level and classroom.

Zaman University adopts the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to determine the level of students in the English Prep School. Please see the table below to have an idea about levels. You will be placed into one of them.

 Levels of the Zaman University English Prep School
Basic SpeakerA1, A2
Independent speakerB1, B2
Proficient SpeakerC1, C2

 

Before the beginning of the next academic year, you will have a chance to sit for the English Proficiency Test (for EPS students) or the English Placement Test (for new students), and you should be able to at least "pass on conditions".