The decision to enrol on a Higher Education course in order to earn a degree is one that comes with many considerations. Whether you enter university straight out of school, or take a transition course in-between, the years leading up to university are vital in getting you prepared for the demands of higher education. Continue reading →
You’ve thought about your options and you know you want to go further in academia. Perhaps you’re even thinking that going abroad is a great option for you. But you’re not quite ready to sign yourself up to 3 or 4 years away from home. You need a ‘taster’ to see if it’s really for you. At the same time, you want to prepare yourself for the TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT exam that you’ll have to pass to enrol. Maybe you even want a guaranteed offer from a university and you’re nervous about the whole application process.
According to the Education First English Proficiency Index, 2012, the United Arab Emirates is ranked as ‘very low’ in its English proficiency. The extensive study examined levels of English across several industries and in educational institutes in 54 countries. The UAE was ranked at a scary 49th place; right at the bottom of the table with only Columbia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Libya below it. Continue reading →