Online English Preparation Program

Global Studies Institute - Qatar in Partnership with Arkansas State University’s CEA accredited English Language Academy is proud to offer the Online English Preparation Program (OEPP).

This is an affordable and convenient online ESL program for international students who want to take their English skills to the next level. The Online English Preparation Program (OEPP) is designed to help prepare students to take English proficiency exams (TOEFL, IELTS, etc) and to develop their English skills to be successful in a college classroom.

OEPP students study reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, as well as vocabulary, grammar, and knowledge about culture with the guidance of our expert instructors. OEPP is fun, effective, and designed to prepare students with skills necessary for university and college work.


Students has to attend the English Course in GSI, However, the placement test can be done on their own time. Courses are taught live over the internet using the Zoom video conferencing platform. This software allows the students and instructors to see and hear each other.

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email and then your next step is to schedule your placement test. 

OEPP applicants complete the placement test asynchronously on their own during the week before the start date of next term.

Specific information about how to take the placement test will be emailed one week before the term begins. 

To take the exam, applicants must:

  • Have a computer with a high-speed internet connection.
  • A camera
  • Speakers and a microphone
  • Paper and pencil to take notes.
  • Adobe Acrobat and Flash Player software installed (free to download)
  • Google Chrome or Firefox browser

The cost of the exam is $10 and is included in a student’s tuition payment. Students will be notified of their level placement two business days after completing the exam.


The placement test will determine which level a student will fall under, that could be level 3, level 4, or level 5.

Level 3: Intermediate– 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks, total of 80 hours.

Level 4: Advanced Intermediate– 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks, total of 80 hours.

Level 5: Advanced – 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 8 weeks, total of 80 hours ( STUDENTS THAT FINISH LEVEL 5 DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST)

If a student completes level 5, they do not have to take an English Proficiency Exam.

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Admission is Open For Fall 2024
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