The English Language Center aims to develop students' linguistic proficiency by promoting active learning and use of English through extensive practice in all the language skills needed in various academic situations and the labor market. It also aims to enable students to attain an advanced level competency in critical thinking skills, communication skills, and study skills.
The English Language Center is the most diverse and largest department at Ibri CT. Our teachers come from all over the world, bringing with them a range of backgrounds, cultures and education. Currently, we have teachers from Canada, Egypt, France, Ghana, India, Jordan, Oman, the Philippines, South Africa, Tunisia, the UK, Ukraine, Poland, Denmark and the USA. This multi-cultural staff is highly educated with 82% having obtained at least a masters degree. In addition, a significant majority has at least 10 years of teaching experience in higher education institutions.
The English Language Program at ICT is divided into two parts; Foundation and Post-Foundation. The Foundation Program consists of four levels; Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. (Recently called level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4.) Students in each level study the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary, except in level 4 where students study the skills of language and projects. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Program, students continue on into their specializations in the Post-Foundation Program.
Once in the specialization or the Post-Foundation Level, students continue to take courses from the English Language Center; Technical Writing I, Technical Writing II, Technical Communication and Public Speaking which are all required as part of their degrees. There is a future plan to start the ESP courses in the post foundation in the near future. There will be English for Engineering, English for Business and English for Information Technology. These courses will enrich the learner with some terminology related to his area of specialization and consequently facilitates the process of learning. Material of such courses will be selected in cooperation between English Language Centers and the concerned department in the post foundation.