One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way’.
Frank Smith

If you wish to learn English, join our Preparatory School Program and see what is behind the door. Experience learning in an international community and make friends from all over the world.



Anna Szaniawska, MA
Head of Language Centre

English
Preparatory School

Our English Preparatory School is a nine month non-degree program, designed for students who need to acquire or improve their English language competencies to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The program focuses on equipping students with language and basic academic skills, necessary for successful progress through their degree program(s). Students learn in an international environment, which gives them an additional opportunity to practice English skills during informal interactions with each other.

About the Program

Our English Preparatory School is a nine month non-degree program, designed for students who need to acquire or improve their English language competencies to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The program focuses on equipping students with language and basic academic skills, necessary for successful progress through their degree program(s). Students learn in an international environment, which gives them an additional opportunity to practice English skills, during informal interactions with each other.



English Preparatory School
Entry Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 year
(2 semesters, 600 hours)

Who Should Apply?

The program is designed for prospective students who plan to apply for university studies conducted in English, but first need to improve their English skills to reach the required entry level of CEFR B2. Our program offers a current and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that students quickly improve their English competencies. The skill level of each student is determined at the beginning of the course, so that they start the program at the appropriate level of difficulty.

Best English Programs Among Private Universities in Poland

In the 2016 ranking of higher education institutions by Perspektywy, a Polish influential magazine devoted to educational affairs, SWPS University was ranked as the top private university in Poland, offering English Study Programs.

Multicultural Environment

The English Preparatory School at SWPS University offers a friendly and multicultural environment for development. The program provides an opportunity to meet fellow students from all over the world, which fosters openness and multicultural awareness. Moreover, students have ample opportunities to practice English not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

Innovative Methodology and Best Lecturers

SWPS University offers a unique English Preparatory School Program with classes taught by two teachers. During the program, one teacher focuses on speaking and writing skills while the other on reading and writing. These two approaches are well integrated and allow students to practice various modes of crucial communication skills. Additionally, students are exposed to different teaching methods and class management systems. The classes are varied and students learn something new every day. This innovative teaching methodology has proved to be very effective and appreciated by students.

Road to Graduation

At the beginning of the semester, you will have a written and oral assessment test, which will help us to place you in a group, appropriate to your English competency. Throughout the first semester, you will be working on improving your English skills. Additionally, you will acquire practical academic competencies, such as note-taking, essay writing, problem- solving, debating, teamwork, exam practice, and presentation skills. At the end of the semester, you will write an English exam, which will help us to measure your progress.

Road to
CEFR B2 English
Competency

During the second semester, you will further develop your speaking and writing skills. Additionally, you may expect some projects requiring teamwork, which will provide further opportunity for practicing your speaking skills. At the end of the semester, you will write the final test that should confirm your English competency at the CEFR B2 level and subsequently open the door to further study at SWPS University. The program will close with an official Graduation ceremony, where Vice Rector for International Affairs will hand out Certificates of Program Completion.

Faculty

Emma Oki, M.A.

Philology and Culture Expert

Paweł Pyrka, M.A

Practical English, American Literature and Culture, Deputy Director of the Institute of English Studies

Agnieszka Gadomska, M.A.

Coordinator of Practical English Education

Anna Szaniawska, M.A.

Head of Language Center, Lecturer in English

Ewelina Błońska, M.A.

Lecturer in English

Ewelina Hryniewiecka, M.A.

Lecturer in English

Monika Grodkiewicz, M.A.

Lecturer in English

Joanna Wasążnik, M.A.

Lecturer in English

Maria Pophristova, M.A.

Linguist, Sociologist, and Trainer

Małgorzata Kicana, M.A.

Lecturer in English

Kaśmir Ciechanowski, M.A.

Lecturer in English

Katarzyna Hryniewicz, M.A.

Lecturer in English

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Application Step by Step

This is the application procedure for foreign candidates. 

  1. Fill in the Application Form.
  2. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office
  3. Wait for a Conditional Acceptance Letter
  4. Pay the Tuition Fee
  5. Wait for the Final Acceptance Letter
  6. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office

 

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Admissions Office

  • Talya Balikcioglu
    Admissions Officer
    (Turkey, Azerbaijan, the Middle East)
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • tbalikcioglu@swps.edu.pl
  • Ilya Markouski
    Admissions Officer
    (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazachstan, Uzbekistan)
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • imarkouski@swps.edu.pl
  • Address:
    SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Main Hall, Ground Floor
    Chodakowska Street 19/31
    03-815 Warsaw
    Poland
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 16.00

 

 

Course fee
Full-Time Studies
1 installment 3000 EUR
 
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