The Online Preparatory (PREP) semester provides a route to entry onto the Bachelor or Master Degree course you have been accepted on application to KJU. This means that you will be a registered student at Kodolanyi Janos University for the period of the online semester and your student status is extended on condition that you meet the requirements of completion.
The Online PREP Course is primarily designed for students who need to improve their English language and academic skills to university level fluency, develope their 'soft' skills such as critical thinking and problem solving as well as getting immersion into European and Hungarian culture.
English in Use (Grammar & Writing): The aim of the course is to develop students’ English language competence. There will be a focus on grammar, reading, speaking and writing skills, as well as a focus on expressing ideas in English with accuracy and clarity in field of academic language as well.
Communication Skills (Oral): The aim of the course is to raise students’ communication skills to achieve B2 or C1 level of General English Communication through the analysis of public speeches, in-class discussions and different kind of speaking tasks in following topics: Environment Protection, Globalization, Business, History/Politics, Travel, Social Issues.
Business English: The course objectives are to learn the key business language necessary to participate in an international work environment; to learn about the business concepts, developments in business and how business works in different cultures; to raise awareness of cross-cultural issues in the workplace. To gain solid foundation of Business English for a range of workplace situations; analyses and interpret texts and discuss topics of general interest to business people; demonstrate proficiency with the vocabulary of the business world, to develop language skills required in order to conduct international business in English; organize effective business meetings, making presentations in English; demonstrate appropriate use of English grammar.
EU Studies: Course objectives are as well to provide a solid understanding of what the European Union is, how it functions, what are its fundamental principles, how its legal system works to gain solid foundation of the European Union and its internal market functions, analyses and interpret texts and discuss topics concerning EU system and law; demonstrate proficiency with the vocabulary of the legal and political world; better understand the relationship between law and economics, history, politics and international relations; gain insight on the EU’ effects on the member states as to develop language skills required to understand and comprehend how the EU is governed.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 'Soft' skills such as critical thinking and problem solving play a central role in preparation for higher studies. In this course module student will learn how to: make better decisions through critical thinking and creative problem solving, develop their personal creativity and transform it into practical solutions; select the best decision given the specific assessment situations and apply processes to assess study issues and problems.
The PREP semester study offers an online academic environment where:
Conditions of successful completion: