In our contemporary world of information technologies and communication, English has inevitably become the universal language used in international communication without which it is almost impossible to survive in the modern World. English Language Preparatory Schools play an essential role in this respect by providing the students with the requisite language skills required to function at the appropriate level of proficiency in their specialism.
In accordance with the needs of the globalizing world, at Rauf Denktaş University English Preparatory School our students get the opportunity to enhance their intercultural skills by studying English in the same classes with students from other countries and cultures. The primary objective of our English Preparatory School is to equip our students with the necessary English language and skills required for higher education at international standards, so as to prepare them for their studies in their departments, as well as their future careers.
Our Foreign Languages and Preparatory School is looking forward with its experienced and equipped instructors to applying the most efficient approaches and methods for teaching you the language which you will need not only during your university education but also for following the professional developments in your fields of study and communicating in your social lives afterwards.
I wish a very successful year to all students who have chosen our university for the new Academic Year.
Welcome to our school!
Director, Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School
Rauf Denktaş University is committed to providing quality education, maintaining currency through research and establishing an increasing level of engagement with the society. The principal mission of the Foreign Language and Preparatory School in Rauf Denktaş University is to equip students with the requisite skills and knowledge to be creative and critical enough in their foreign language learning and acquisition efforts.
Our vision is to be a leading and exemplary foreign language education institution that creates a learning environment at an international level and our students are gradually expected to work independent of the teacher, and consequently developing lifelong skills which encourage autonomous learning.
English Preparatory School’s Values
The core values at FLEPS are as follows:
The FLEPS aims to provide Rauf Denktaş University students with the opportunity to learn English Language, which is used in the international arena. Our language programs offer courses to help students to meet the language requirements necessary for their academic and social lives by using student-centered methods and techniques.
In addition to English courses, Basic Mathematics, Computer and Turkish language courses are offered to students who continue their preparatory education so that they can further improve their academic knowledge and skills.
The medium of instruction at Rauf Denktaş University (RDU) is English and Foreign Language and English Preparatory School (FLEPS) which is a unit within its academic structure was founded along with the establishment of the Rauf Denktaş University in September 2018.The Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School at Rauf Denktaş University plays an important role in providing a range of English courses to students who have been admitted to English-medium degree programs.
At the beginning of each academic year, all students are required to take the proficiency/level examination. As per the examination results, students who demonstrate an inadequate level of English proficiency to carry out their studies in their departments are required to improve their level of English by attending the English Preparatory Program prior to the first term in the respective faculty.
Students have access to all educational opportunities for success. They may receive one-on-one study with teachers outside the classroom as part of Remedial Teaching schedule, borrow books from the library to improve reading. In addition to these they can use digital platforms and other utilities in the laboratories.
Rauf Denktaş University is a private institution which was founded in February 2015 and the first students were accepted in September 2018. English Preparatory School was established on the same date along with Rauf Denktaş University. The student intake has increased each year since 2018.
Rauf Denktaş University is an English Medium higher institution and English Preparatory School (EPS) is a unit within the academic structure of the RDU. The main aim of the Foreign Languages and Preparatory School (FLEPS) is to provide General English Language (ENGL 001 and ENGL 002) and English for Academic Purposes (ENGL 101 and ENGL 102) courses to newly admitted students who are not at the required English language proficiency levels to start their programs. In addition to these language courses, students are offered ITEC, Turkish and Mathematics courses at FLEPS in order to be ready to their departmental studies.
Students, who register to Rauf Denktaş University (RDU) programs and are unable to confirm their English Language Proficiency levels with a valid document (see the Exemption Criteria), are required to take the English Proficiency and Placement Exam at the beginning of the academic semester before they start their studies. Students who attain the required level can enroll in courses offered in their registered programs. Students who are under the required level for their program are placed into English Preparatory School for one or two semesters according to their levels as determined by the exam results.
English Placement Examination aims to assess students’ English proficiency in grammar, listening, reading and writing. The test consists of 80 multiple choice questions and an essay writing task. A sample test is available on RDU’s website.
The students, who achieve a score above %50 from English Placement Exam, are eligible to start their studies in their departments.
Attending the English Preparatory Program offered in RDU will undeniably have many benefits for the students. These benefits can be summarized as follows:
Students may receive one-on-one study with teachers outside the classroom as part of Remedial Teaching schedule, borrow books from the English Preparatory School library to improve reading skills as well as utilize the digital platforms and other utilities in the laboratories to the fullest extent .