With so many programs on offer, choosing the most appropriate English language course for you can be a daunting task: General English, IELTS preparation, Cambridge FCE, Cambridge CAE, Barista, English for Academic Purposes, or English Plus Sports.
We understand how frustrating this course selection can be, and that is not all. Your frustration increases when you notice that each course has a pre-entry English requirement, but you have no idea what your level is. In fact, you might know what your level is but without taking an English test you are not sure.
Fortunately, you won’t need to deal with this problem anymore. We want to make the course selection process as easy as possible, and this is why we have created our Needs Analysis Tool (NAT). This tool is completely FREE and open to everyone. The NAT takes into consideration your current level of English, your needs, interests and reasons for studying English to suggest the course(s) that fit the best.
This is how it works.
Your Current English Level
The Needs Analysis tool (NAT) must know what you current level is to suggest the most suitable courses for you. You have two ways to let the NAT know your level.
Option 1: Take the BROWNS English Placement Test (BOPT)
If you have never taken the IELTS test, use this option to find out what your current level is. After finishing the test, the tool will show your level, which can be any of the following:
Learn more about the BOPT here
Option 2: Enter an IELTS test result
If you have valid IELTS test results, you can just enter your overall score. It is that easy.
After you tell the NAT what your level is (using any of the above options), it will show you the list of all the English language courses you can study at BROWNS. If your level is below a course entry requirement, the course will have a mark telling you that you need to study for some weeks first in our Intensive General English course until you reach the required level. This is completely normal and you don’t need to worry about it. Learning English is a process and everyone has started from the very beginning.
Your needs, interests and reasons for studying English
After telling the NAT what your level is, it is time to let it know what your needs and interests are.
You can do this by using the filter next to the courses list. Choose the option(s) you want to filter the courses. You can play with the options to see what the recommended courses will be.
Once you have finished, you are ready to start the enrolment process to study at BROWNS.
After receiving your application, we have access to the information you entered into the Needs Analysis Tool making your enrolment fast and efficient.