QBridge extended to full-year program

The QBridge Pathway English program will expand in 2015 from an eight-week intensive English for Academic Purpose program to a full-year program.

International students who meet Queen’s academic qualifications but fall short of the University’s English requirements will be able to spend a full year at Queen’s transitioning to a new language, prior to starting undergraduate studies.

Students in the program will have 22.5 hours of classroom instruction per week, working on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and academic writing.

“Increasing the pathways and options for academically qualified students will encourage students who might not otherwise have considered Queen’s as an option for their undergraduate degree,” Chris Coupland, director of international undergraduate enrolment, told the Journal via email.

The focus on international pathways stems from Principal Woolf’s goal of raising international undergrad admission to 10 per cent of the total undergraduate population.

Along with the new developments in the QBridge Pathway, Yang Yuliang, the President of Fudan University, recently visited Queen’s as part of the University’s initiative to broaden its international collaborations.

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