Newly enrolled students take the Proficiency Exam prepared by SFL which is assumed to be equivalent to 513/677 + 4/6 TWE on the TOEFL PBT, 65/120 on the TOEFL iBT, or 6.0/9.0 on the IELTS taken within the past two years. The students whose Proficiency scores are 60 or above out of 100 can start their education in their faculties. The students, whose scores are below 60, have to take the Placement Exam so that they can be placed in the right level in the prep program. For each level in the prep program, the total number of allocated hours differs depending on language proficiency.

A-level (upper-intermediate): These students are usually able to test out of the program after one semester.  Most students in A-level have previous knowledge of English. What they mainly lack is writing skills.

B-level (intermediate): These students have had previous exposure to English but do not have enough experience to have a good command of written and spoken English.

C-level (pre-intermediate): They are usually students who have had English before but have forgotten the basics. 

D-level (beginners): These students come into the program with little or no English; therefore, they need an intensive course.

Grades allocated for the quizzes, exams, and other assessment tools are as follows:











Student Performance *
(Writing + Speaking + Listening)




Students with the average grade of 60/100 are entitled to take the Proficiency Exam. For A and B students who are entitled to take the January Proficiency, Mid-Year grades are calculated out of 30, as opposed to 15. For those who have a total grade below 60 in A Level and 70 in B Level, the evaluation is as stated above.

Students who are unsuccessful at the end of one academic year have the right to repeat preparatory school education the following year.

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