Graduate Program
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Course Description

The program is comprised of a series of courses that aim to prepare graduate students who come from various universities to develop the language and academic competencies necessary to succeed at AUB.​


UPGR 001 A & UPGR 001 B are graduate level intensive English courses designed to equip participants, independent of their disciplines, with the requisite English language skills and competencies for success in their graduate studies in AUB.​

In UPGR 001B, students will take 10 hours of writing in which they will learn about different types of academic and professional writing. Through writing, revising, and editing their papers, students will practice the skills required for successful writing in university courses. Students will also take 7 hours of reading and vocabulary per week in order to develop their reading skills and become effective learners. In addition, course participants will work on developing awareness of their personal learning styles, reading skills and vocabulary building strategies. The listening and speaking component, 3 hours per week, focuses on enhancing the ability of the participants to communicate orally for academic and professional purposes in a variety of settings.


In UPGR 001A, students will take 20 hours of academic writing & structure, 14 hours of critical reading & vocabulary, and 6 hours of presentation skills.

Students learn how to ask questions in class, respond to instructor's questions and contribute their ideas during groupwork activities. Students will also learn how to enhance their abilities to interact with instructors and classmates in academic situations. They will become better prepared to carry out professional presentations that integrate visuals to clearly convey complex information.



Graduate Requirements

Graduate Courses


Graduate candidates to AUB who have not met the English Language Proficiency requirement of the university or who have not yet taken any English test, can register in a 7-week intensive English summer program depending on their English test scores or the UPP writing placement test. These courses are graduate level intensive English courses designed to equip participants with the requisite English language skills and academic competencies for success in their graduate studies. 

UPGR 001A   Preparatory English for Graduate Students will be announced in due time.

  • The UPGR 001A course is a 7-week intensive English course that will be offered from Monday  to Friday; every day from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. 

  • Students who have not yet taken any English test or have taken the test and gotten the scores below, are eligible for enrolment in UPGR 001A. 

  • Students who take this course and pass it with a minimum grade of 70 will be allowed to directly enroll in the graduate program in which they were accepted without taking any English entrance exam again. ​​

  • However, students who had not initially taken an English test score, will have to pass the course with a minimum grade of 70 AND should take an English test and get the scores listed in the table below. 



TOEFL IBT
TOEFL PBT​​
New EEE
English course
​​​57-80
490-549
​​25-28
UPGR 001A




UPGR 001B   Preparatory English for Graduate Students will announced in due time.

  • The UPGR 001B is a 7-week intensive English course that will be offered from Monday to Friday; every day from 8:00a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

  • Students who have taken an English test and have gotten the scores as per the table below, are eligible for enrolment in UPGR 001B.

  • Students who take this course and pass it with a minimum grade of 70, will be allowed to directly enroll in the graduate program in which they were accepted without taking any English entrance exam again.
 

​​TOEFL IBT​​
TOEFL PBT
New EEE​​
English course
​81-87
​550-572
​29-31
​UPGR 001B




Orientation:  To Be Announced 

Registration: To​ Be Announced

Place: Reynolds Hall, 3rd floor - Room 302​





Program Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to:


  • read critically in order to comprehend, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from reading texts
  • write expository essays that are clearly focused, fully developed andlogically organized
  • proofread writing and correct errors that would significantly impair meaning
  • plan and deliver effective oral presentations
  • gain awareness of own reading, thinking and writing processes and monitor own learning
  • ​work collaboratively on various tasks