Basic Information

The Department of Basic English aims to provide the students whose level of English is below proficiency level with basic language skills so that they can pursue their undergraduate studies at our university without major difficulty. To achieve this aim, the department runs a two-semester intensive program placing emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Students are placed in five groups according to their levels of English. They have 20 or 25 class hours per week in fall semester, and they have 15, 20 or 25 class hours per week in spring semester. To be a freshman, they are required not only to reach a certain level of yearly achievement but also to be successful in the English Proficiency Exam at the end of the year.

The Department of Basic English, with its lending library, various educational materials and tools, computer and multi-media facilities, silent study rooms and services on the Internet, offers its students several educational opportunities outside the class.