Bezmialem Vakif University provides reliable language education for the students in academic and professional settings. The pre-condition to start departmental studies is a certain level in English. Bezmialem Vakif University requires prospective students to take a year-long preparatory English program. Our English Preparatory School is unique as far as academic staff and curriculum are concerned. Our academic staff members are highly qualified ELT instructors from the US and the UK. The second factor making our center unique is that our plan focuses on the communicative aspect of the language by creating an atmosphere conducive to acquiring the language. Students are exposed to authentic situational English with a lot of fun activities. Our academic calendar is composed of 34 weeks. It equates to 17 weeks per semester 34 hours per week.
The language of instruction at BVU is English and Turkish. Therefore the students need to prove their proficiency in Turkish and English before starting their first year of their academic program. The students can take our Language Proficiency tests upon arrival or present a successful TOEFL score to be admitted to BVU. Below you can see the requirements:
1. IYS Requirements (BVU- English Proficiency Test): Minimum 15 in each section (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) and a minimum total score of 75 for the entire test (0-120).
2. TOEFL IBT Requirements: Minimum 15 in each section (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) and a minimum total score of 75 for the entire test (0-120). To be valid, the TOEFL must be no more than two years old upon application date.
3. CAMBRIDGE Exam Requirements: CAE (min B) or CPE (min C)
Students who succeed in IYS or present the successful test score of TOEFL IBT can register directly for the first year of their programs. Those who fail IYS will attend our compulsory English Preparatory Class for one year, which is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.
NOTE: Students who are not successful in the Turkish test will be given one extra year to attend TÖMER or other accepted Turkish language courses.