Conditional admission to an American university is quite possibly the most common request from international students planning to study in the United States, but what exactly is conditional admission? In a few words, conditional admission is an official letter from a university stating that a student is academically admissible to a degree program and will be granted full-admission upon reaching an appropriate level of English proficiency.
If you want to attend an English-speaking university, you will be required to prove your English language proficiency is at the level that an English-speaking university classroom requires. To fulfill this requirement, the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) were created and are the standard bearers of English language standardized tests. Although both tests were designed to measure English proficiency, there are some subtle differences that you should consider before deciding which test will better serve your needs.
BridgeEnglish Denver sees many students walking though its doors. Some stay for only two weeks, leaving before actually getting to know many of the teachers, and some stay for three, six, or even twelve months, becoming our friends and part of our daily lives for the duration. The day of graduation for these students is bittersweet. There is crying and laughing and a lot of picture taking, and then they are gone, maybe to never return to the United States. However, thanks to the internet, Facebook and Skype, we can all stay connected all the time (how did we ever survive without the internet?). I personally check my Facebook page everyday to see what my former students are up to and how they are getting along with their new English skills.
ETS, Educational Testing Systems, has long been the largest company producing tests in the U.S. for years. The names, TOEFL, or now, iBTOEFL, are perhaps the best-known tests of English proficiency in the U.S. despite considerable gains made in recent years by the IELTS test. Most international students know that the iBTOEFL is a test […]
We get a lot of students who want to take the IELTS test prep course so they can get a better score on the test. While that may seem like a good reason to take a prep course, many students think that in the class the teacher is going to give them some magical secret […]