International Exams Preparation Centre
International Exams Preparation Centre ВКС-ih is a unique project aimed at providing an effective language preparation for everybody who is planning to enroll in universities and work in Russia or abroad. The programmes of the centre help students to develop and improve their academic knowledge and skills needed for entering a university and successful studying.
(BA in English Teaching, CELTA, DELTA)
I’m Maria and I started working for BKC-IH in 2009 after doing my CELTA. During this time I’ve taught practically all ages and types of classes from 6-year-old children to advanced business adults. At some point I switched to intensive courses which I still find most enjoyable and then to exam preparation classes, IELTS being my favourite. Then I decided to further my skills and completed DELTA, the second module of which I took at BKC. This was a truly productive and unforgettable time thanks to our dream team of trainers and trainees. I’ve always been keen on teacher training myself and run TKT courses for teachers.
Now I’m an ADOS for International Exams Preparation Centre. I focus mostly on Academic English as well as IELTS classes and training. Although the International Exams Preparation Centre is quite young, it is buzzing with various programmes and courses, so I’m happy to be part of it.
Official IELTS Test Centre
Being an official IELTS Test centre in Moscow and in central Russia ВКС IELTS Centre is part of International Exams Preparation Centre. IELTS Test (International English Language Testing System) is an international standardised test for those who wish to live, study or work abroad. Today IELTS is accepted by over 6,000 various organisations which include academic institutions, professional organisations and immigration authorities. IELTS a requirement of professional organisations and universities in Europe, Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand.
Successful Partnership with The Northern Contsortium of United Kingdom
BKC-ih is proud to be the exclusive centre providing NCUK programmes in Russia:
The Northern Contsortium of United Kingdom is a group of 11 universities, including the world-famous University of Manchester. Around the world, the NCUK has offered “pathway programmes” to students who wish to study at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK and globally for the past 25 years. Students learn EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and a variety of other subjects. So far, over 20,000 NCUK students have progressed onto degree courses through these world-class programmes. The NCUK programmes are developed in partnership with these universities, and are quality assured by them.
- The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) is a modular programme that will prepare students for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. BKC-ih currently offers the Business stream, and students study Maths, Economics and Business Studies in addition to English for Academic Purposes.
- The NCUK Pre-Masters Programme (PMP) is a postgraduate pathway programme that prepares students for success on a Masters course. It provides specialised English for Academic Purposes training and an introduction to the research methodology skills that students will need for postgraduate study in the UK.
Unique Modern Programmes
International Exams Preparation Centre ВКС-ih has created various programmes aiming to boost our students’ academic language and skills:
- English for Academic Purposes
- English for Academic Purposes + Critical Thinking
- English for Academic Purposes + IELTS preparation
- Pre-Foundation Course
- Summer Smart Games
Our programmes provide a solid preparation for enrolling and studying in universities. During the classes students work on such academic and language skills as giving presentations, research, critical thinking, writing academic texts, working in teams.
Teaching the IAPC programmes means being immersed in a professional, international academic environment. Entry-tests keep the quality of students high, making for a highly challenging and rewarding experience.
Part of the objective is to introduce students to university life, so the method of teaching is similar to university, including lectures followed by tutorials. Teaching methods are flexible, as long as it covers the syllabus, so materials and different styles are welcome as long as they are approved by the Academic Director, who will also provide teacher support.