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PREP 131 Intermediate Course

PREP 131 Intermediate Course (CEFR Level B1): Students placed at Intermediate already have a good grounding in English language skills and continue to develop fluency and accuracy in the language. At this level students start to focus in more depth on the academic skills they are required to have at entry into their freshman year. The course covers approximately 8 weeks (38 days).

The eligibility requirements are: 90% attendance of classes, 60% achievement in the Cumulative Achievement Tests (CATs), 60% achievement in the Learning Portfolio (LP) and 60% achievement in the EPW.

Students who fail to achieve either 60% in the CATs, 60% in the LP, and 60% in the EPW are required to repeat the level and will not be eligible to sit the End of Course Assessment (ECA). Students who fulfill the eligibility requirements may sit the ECA. Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements will have to repeat the 8 week course.

The final course grade (out of 100) is made up of the ECA (70%), CATs (20%), LP (5%) and EPW (5%). Students are required to get an overall course grade of 60 out of 100 or above to pass the level. This means that students who get below 60 points out of 100 will be required to repeat the 8-week course.