The English language is an integral part of learning at IBCM. All undergraduate courses are conducted in English; additionally, we are the partner institution of the British Council Pristina. We offer a full range of British Council courses, and we are a recognized British Council testing centre.
English Services for Existing and Prospective Students
English Preparatory Courses
Affordable English language tuition, preparing you for life at the IBCM; open to everyone 16 years and over!
One of the most challenging elements to study at the IBCM is students learning, working and communicating in the English language. This is a very important part of your academic development at IBCM, and will very much improve your employability. We understand however, that for most new students, IBCM will be the first experience of using the English language on a daily basis. For this reason, the college is very pleased to offer English Preparatory Courses for all students thinking about study at IBCM, as well as others in the community.
English Preparatory Courses (EPC) is an inexpensive and relaxed opportunity to practice your English, grow in confidence with the language, and start your academic journey with the IBCM.
IBCM Academic Skills
Once you are a student in IBCM college, you will be supported, comprehensively, throughout the first three semesters of study with Academic English skills lessons. These lessons will provide you with all the basics required to succeed in your studies at IBCM. In addition to the academic skills lessons, all IBCM students have a dedicated English “tutorial day”, where students can book one-on-one appointments with an English teacher for any additional learning support required.
One-on-one tutorial support
In addition to academic skills classes, all IBCM students have a dedicated English ‘tutorial day’, with students able to book an appointment with an English teacher to discuss any additional learning support required.
English Language Services for Professionals
IBCM Bespoke Business English Courses
IBCM’s most popular English language product. Business English courses are tailored to the service sector and needs of the client, and are developed following a thorough assessment of participants’ existing language level.
An IBCM certificate is issued at the completion of every Business English course.
IELTS Exam Preparation
A British Council/Cambridge University qualification graded to all standards of English, recognised and respected internationally, in partnership with the British Council.
IELTS Exam Preparation may be suitable if you are seeking:
The IELTS preparation course is perfect for anyone needing English as part of a work or immigration visa, a formal English qualification for their job, or just wants the prestige of an IELTS qualification for their hard work on our English course.
PET (Preliminary English Test)
Cambridge University English Language Assessment, in partnership with the British Council.
PET Exam Preparation may be suitable if you are seeking to:
The PET exam is accepted by thousands of leading businesses and educational institutions worldwide. Top international companies such as Coca-Cola, DHL and Sony have used the PET exam. Many companies in the service and hospitality sector recognise PET as an indicator of sufficient language competency.
The PET exam will meet certain UK Home Office English language immigration requirements, as well as certain visa requirements from other countries. Please talk to a member of the English Department for more details.
KET (Key English Test)
Cambridge University English Language Assessment, in partnership with the British Council
The Key English Test (KET) is a basic level qualification that shows you can use English to communicate in simple situations. It shows you have made a good start in learning English.
KET is the perfect introduction to the English language for those students wanting formal, internationally recognized certification of their language learning.
KET Exam Preparation may be suitable if you are seeking to:
Contact IBCM Student Services for more details: north campus 028 409 013; south campus 028 534 834
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