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The Achievement Academy Bridge Program (AABP)

The Achievement Academy Bridge Program (AABP) offers courses that fully prepare students from nearly 30 countries for their studies at

American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the top universities in the Middle East.

Benefits of the Achievement Academy Bridge Program

  • Eases the students’ transition from high school into AUS, thus increasing their chance of success
  • Teaches vital study skills such as critical thinking, note-taking and independent learning
  • Improves overall English language skills with a focus on academic writing and reading
  • Offers math and physics courses for prospective engineering and business students
  • Allows students to participate fully in university life, including sports, activities and clubs
  • Enables personal attention to students’ needs through small class sizes
  • Provides individualized advice and help to students
  • Gives students the opportunity to progress into WRI 101 after matriculation

IELTS/TOEFL Preparation

  • Students learn valuable test-taking skills for the IELTS and/or TOEFL examinations.
  • All teachers are highly qualified with a minimum of a master’s degree, along with extensive experience teaching IELTS/TOEFL in the

region.

  • Staff include experienced IELTS examiners.
  • On average, 75 percent of students in the top level attain the IELTS/TOEFL score needed to matriculate.
  • AUS is an approved IELTS and TOEFL test center.
  • Face-to-face courses are supplemented by e-materials.

Organization of the Program

The program of study for students in the AABP is as follows:

Organization of the Program

The program of study for students in the AABP is as follows:

 

 

 

 

Subject

Hours per week

content

English Language

15

Improves vocabulary and grammar as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with a focus on academic English

Test Preparation

3

Focuses on test-taking skills for the IELTS and TOEFL examinations, supplemented by directed online self-study materials

University Preparation

3

Emphasizes time management, note-taking, public presentations, critical thinking skills, problem solving, adapting to university life and developing personal skills

Math/Physics (optional)

5-3

Improves analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills in math and physics in preparation for the students’ majors

 

Subject Hours per week Content

English Language 15 Improves vocabulary and grammar as well as reading, writing, listening and

speaking skills with a focus on academic English

Test Preparation 3 Focuses on test-taking skills for the IELTS and TOEFL examinations,

supplemented by directed online self-study materials

University Preparation 3

Emphasizes time management, note-taking, public presentations, critical

thinking skills, problem solving, adapting to university life and developing

personal skills

Math/Physics (optional) 5–3 Improves analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills in math and

physics in preparation for the students’ majors

 

Admission

The AABP is designed for students scoring between 4.5 and 6.0 on the IELTS, or between 32 (400) and 79 (547) on the TOEFL. Students with

lower IELTS/TOEFL scores may enroll in AUS’s Outreach program.

 

For information on admissions requirements and procedures, please login to http://infodesk.aus.edu and post your query.

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