English Journalism | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

English Journalism

The Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism develops in students a dexterity in traditional and emerging media and stresses individual field-work as a primary vehicle, allowing students to cultivate their own interests as they learn all the necessary skills. The English Department offers students the opportunity to explore – and participate in the rich tradition of the written word in English. All students learn to approach texts and ideas critically, to consider them thoughtfully, and to write about them clearly. The enhanced fluency in English majors and minors will prepare them to compete in the domestic and international job markets for careers in teaching, journalism, government, marketing, communications, publishing, and business as well as for graduate study.

Branch Required Score
High School- Scientific or Literary Branch    58%
5-year institutes- Network or Programing or Web Design branch  60%
The 2-year institutes- Journalism branch or Computer or IT – English Language  50%
 

 

All applicants must demonstrate a minimum level of English proficiency before being admitted to AUIS. Each student must take the AUIS English Placement Test (or equivalent) to evaluate his/her level prior to enrollment. Based on their score, students will be placed in the appropriate Academic Preparatory Program (APP) level (Foundations, 1, 2, or 3) or granted direct entry to our Undergraduate program.
 
Students who complete high school abroad (in English) or graduate from the Classical School of the Medes, British International School, or International School of Choueifat are exempt from having to take the AUIS English Placement Test.
 
AUIS administers its own proprietary English placement test to determine applicants’ language proficiency. Exam results for new students are final and determine placement into the appropriate APP level or Undergraduate program. Once enrolled, students may test into a higher level by retaking the placement test with a higher score, or taking an IELTS or TOEFL iBT exam. 
 
 
AUIS Levels
AUIS Placement Test
IELTS
TOEFL iBT
Foundations
0-49
0-4
0-26
Level 1
50-59
4.5-5
27-42
Level 2
60-69
5.5
43-58
Level 3
70-79
6
59-70
Dual Enrollment
80-90
6.1-6.4
71
Undergraduate (UG)
90-100
6.5
72-120

 

 

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