提到预科，许多人会想到英澳留学。不错，英澳多数大学要求中国高中生必须完成一年的预科学习后，方可进入三年制大学本科学习。 美国大学虽不强制预科学习， 但课程体系重视通识教育， 而中国学生出国前却涉猎不多----市场刚性需求大;
在国外读预科，对学生的语言要求是雅思5.0。 如学生达不到语言要求， 则需先读语言，再读预科，再读大学。时间久，花费20万人民币以上----时间和财务成本高;
选择国内大学读预科，因规模和地点所限， 科研投入不足， 教学质量参差不齐，而花费也要10万人民币以上----线下产品品质不确定;
学生在出国前在语言能力、文化知识、学习方法、特别是批判式思维（Critical thinking ）等方面准备不足，由此导致留学生在国外的学习和生活遇到的困难，却无处寻找帮助----学院成立的首要原因。
预科学院做什么？What does our foundation college do?
Our foundation college uses both online and offline platforms in an effort to connect with and offer assistance to our students before they begin their post-secondary studies abroad. Some of the ways we can help include: improving basic English language skills, fine-tuning studying and learning skills, and providing fundamental knowledge on essential and professional courses. Our courses can adequately prepare our students for studying abroad and help them achieve their post-secondary degrees.
Our foundation courses cater to both the Bachelor’s and Masters levels. Students who have completed high school, and have successfully completed our foundation course at the college, may proceed to one of the overseas universities that work alongside UEI Online to begin their first-year Bachelor’s studies. Students with Bachelor’s degrees and/or college diplomas, who have successfully completed our Masters foundation course at the college, may similarly begin their Masters studies.
Our foundation college is a lover of the English language, and is the first-choice platform for students abroad, those in the workforce, and educators who teach English on a professional level.
为什么成立预科学院？Why was the foundation college established?
Many people associate foundation colleges with studying in the UK or in Australia. This is true, since many of those universities require Chinese high school graduates to complete one year of foundation studies in order to begin their three-year university programs. While foundation courses are not mandatory in the US, most of the courses emphasize the importance of cultural awareness education, which Chinese students are quite lacking in prior to studying abroad –– the market demand is thus quite significant.
Overseas foundation courses require students to achieve entry-level scores of IELTS 5.0 or better. If students cannot meet this requirement, they must study English courses, then foundation courses, and then university courses. This not only costs the students a long time, but also a price tag of about ¥200,000 from start to finish, which is quite the impact on time and money. When choosing foundation courses in the mainland, the size and location of the college is limited, there is insufficient devotion to research, and the education materials are inadequate, and all of this at an out-of-pocket cost of ¥100,000 or so. Needless to say, offline products are oftentimes low-quality, unreliable, and cannot be trusted.
With the proliferation of the Internet, students can now enjoy the flexibility of taking foundation courses online without constraints on studying hours or physical location. This is an unprecedented possibility that has improved the quality of studying.
More importantly, our foundation college provides ongoing support for our students. Many students encounter difficulties while studying abroad, such as: problems with language abilities, cultural differences, methods of study, insufficient preparation, and issues related to critical thinking. We stand behind each of our students, helping them every step of the way.
预科学院有哪些优势？What are the benefits of our foundation college?
We enjoy a vast amount of overseas resources: we work with over 500 overseas campuses in the UK, US, Australia, Canada, and other countries, and our college certificates are widely recognized;
Our team is comprised of prestigious researchers and educators: our college research and education management team includes staff with over 10 years’ experience in operation and logistics of foundation courses of China’s top-level universities, including Beijing Normal University, Beijing Language and Culture University, and the Renmin University of China, among others.
Scientific studying process: from the initial placement test, to selection of post-secondary programs, to studying, tutoring, assignments, and testing;each phase is professionally guided, every component is connected, and all deficiencies are accounted for to be strengthened and then further reinforced.
Comprehensive courses: originally created English curricula and courses cover listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and some courses incorporate learning into the enjoyment of play; students can learn the overseas culture, history, and traditions through our courses, as well as how-to lectures on speeches and note-taking, and establishing positive studying habits; our courses include subjects related to arts and sciences, as well as industrial and commercial topics, comprising 31 majors, 96 courses, and several hundred hours of learning, fully satisfying our students’ educational and study requirements, as well as courses being taught by famous professors in China and around the world.
Large-scale network-based real-time courses and question sessions: students who encounter issues during their studies, or have questions to raise, can have their queries resolved face-to-face with well-known teachers and professionals.
Online and offline studies and interactions: students can enjoy both online studies and offline tutoring at our college, practice their skills with simulated testing, and receive additional coaching if desired, in order to further enhance their studies.