The International Foundation Course (IFC) provides students from non-English-speaking countries with sufficient English skills to progress confidently on to further theological study, or simply to communicate more effectively in both Christian and secular situations.
The unique feature of the IFC is that it teaches English specifically for theology and gospel communication – with extensive use of the Bible and other Christian sources. The course prepares students for University of Cambridge English language examinations up to university entry level.
Living with students from the UK and all over the world provides students with daily English practice on WEST’s campus. As students attend a local church, their confidence and spiritual maturity can grow through opportunities to serve and meet with other Christians. There are regular day trips to local and national tourist attractions and Christian heritage sites, as well as a trip to a European country.
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It may be possible to attend for a shorter period of time. Please enquire.
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Additional features for higher level students:
For international students who want to study on our undergraduate courses, Wales Evangelical School of Theology’s ‘Full Foundation’ course is designed to give the best possible preparation by developing English alongside theological study. Students with this goal must be ready to start in the upper intermediate class (B2). After successfully completing the first semester, the second semester (IELTS preparation) will help students to achieve a 6.5 score, facilitating entry to our full degree programme.
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For any further information, please contact:
Tim Steele (Programme Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org (for European enquiries)
Eunjig Yang (Course Administrator) email@example.com (for non-European enquiries)