Language Programs

Online Short Term English Programs 2020

Attending online short term English programs at the universities that Istanbul Bilgi University has partnership with abroad, you can improve your English skills and spend your time more efficiently during these days when we are all supposed to be home due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Online English programs consist of Business English, Conversation & Culture, Academic English, General English, Focus on Writing, English for Health Care, English for Business Communication ve English for Leadership and Innovation programs. These theme-based programs are a couple of weeks long.

Application requirements may change depending on the university and the program. There are two types of online English programs – free and paid. You can reach free programs clicking on the websites shared below the university names. We would like to remind you that not every partner of ours offer free programs.

Paid programs will be offered via each partner institution’s own online infrastructure. Scholarships that you hold are not valid for these programs. Tuition fees will be reflected to our students with special discount rates. These rates depend on the agreement between Istanbul Bilgi University and the partner institution.

Interested students can have detailed information clicking on the university names (hyperlink) or contacting Global Talent Management Center - International Relations Department, Bilateral Agreements Office staff.

You can send your inquiries to bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr e-mail address.


United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Free Programs

You can reach UPenn’s free programs clicking on the link below.

https://www.coursera.org/search?query=university+of+pennsylvania&index=prod_all_products_term_optimization&skills=English+Language


Paid Programs

English for Leadership and Innovation (ELI) 

Period of Program: Jul 13 – Jul 31
                                     Aug 3 – Aug 21
                                     Sep 14 – Oct 2 

Requirements: Available to students at min. A2 level of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


English for Business Communication (EBC)

Period of Program: Jul 13 – Jul 31
                                     Aug 3 – Aug 21
                                     Sep 14 – Oct 2

Requirements: Available to students at min. B1 level of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


Instructor-Guided English for Career Development (IGECD)

Period of Program: Jul 6 – Aug 7
                                    Sep 14 – Oct 16

Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


University of Californa, Irvine

Free Programs

You can reach UC Irvine’s free programs clicking on the link below.

https://ip.ce.uci.edu/programs/english-language-programs/online-academic-writing-courses-free/


Paid Programs

Intensive ESL

Period of Program: Jun 24 – Sep 3
Requirements: Available to students at all levels of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


Business English

Period of Program: Sep 2 – Sep 29
Requirements: Available to students at min. B1 level of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


Conversation & Culture

Period of Program:

4 weeks
Sep 2 – Sep 29

2 weeks
Sep 2 – Sep 16
Sep 16 – Sep 29

Requirements: Available to students at all levels of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


Boston University

Intensive English - 4 Weeks

Period of Program: Jul 17 – Aug 14
Requirements: Available to students who are able to understand, speak, write, and read simple expressions for basic needs.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


Intensive English - 6 Weeks

Period of Program: Jul 2 – Aug 14
Requirements: Available to students who are able to understand, speak, write, and read simple expressions for basic needs.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


* These programs have two versions - 15 hours per week & 20 hours per week.


University of California San Diego

Academic Listening and Speaking for High Intermediate Learners

4 weeks - 20 hours in total

Period of Program: June 22 – Jul 15
Requirements: Available to students at min. B2 level of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


Academic Reading and Writing for High Intermediate Learners

4 weeks - 20 hours in total

Period of Program: June 23 – Jul 16
Requirements: Available to students at min. B2 level of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.



Canada

Wilfrid Laurier University

Academic English

Period of Program: Jun 29 - Aug 21
Requirements: Available to students at min. B1 level of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.


University of Toronto

English for Effective Communication

4 weeks - 40 hours in total

Period of Program: Aug 4 - Aug 28
Requirements: Available to students at all levels of English proficiency.
Please contact bilateral@bilgi.edu.tr for application deadline and fee information.



Student Testimonials

Saltuk Buğra Karacan

Computer Engineering

University of Liverpool – English for Business


In my first year, I was exempted from English Preparatory School passing BILET 2 exam and started my major. I knew study abroad opportunities Bilgi offers. In summer period, I attended English for Business course at University of Liverpool. My English level was good enough and I started my language program in an advanced level class. The program was speaking-based. We don’t have so many opportunities to practise our speaking skills in Turkey. That’s why it was very helpful. We were very close and friendly with our teachers. Alongside with this language program, living in Liverpool was also important because people speak English in this city for 24 hours a day and you have to communicate with them in English. I met many people from different cultures. Liverpool is an important football city. I saw Liverpool FC and Everton’s stadiums. Also, Liverpool is the hometown of the Beatles. I had a chance to see Penny Lane and Strawberry Field mentioned in Beatles’ songs. I went to Wales twice. I saw old castles and visited Snowdonia National Park. After all, it was an amazing experience. I’d like to thank Istanbul Bilgi University for offering this opportunity to me.