English Language Programmes Section

The English Language Centre administers two programmes:

 Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme has four Levels: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 and it aims to extend the English language skills of the student to enable active participation in their higher education studies.

The newly registered students are placed in levels according to the total grade they score in the placement test. Students who score 86% and above in the placement test qualify to sit for the Level 4 Level Exit Examinations. Students go directly to the Post-Foundation Programme upon passing the Level 4 Level Exit Examination. If they fail to pass the Level 4 Level Exit Examination, students are enrolled in Level 4 again.

The success of the English Language Programme depends on the students’ active participation. During the course of study, students are advised to take an active part in the whole learning process and they are encouraged to pursue knowledge that will help them to improve their English language skills.

Post-Foundation Programme 

The Post-Foundation courses are offered to students of different departments and the courses are designed in a way to complement the Foundation Programme. Currently, four courses are offered by the English Language Centre. The programme aims to help students in their academic specialisations. They focus on the academic skills needed at this level, such as technical writing skills and presentation skills. Each course is offered at a different stage according to the academic level of the students.

Head of Section

To the students who are at the beginning of an academic journey towards the goal of a rewardingly prosperous career. Dear students, you are experiencing one of the most precious and important times of your lives. A foundation is being laid that will benefit you in all areas of your life. The courses that you will take in the ELC are not just for improving your grammar and other skills, but to improve your overall communication.

We are here to help you become better communicators. Being able to express your wonderful ideas to others is your key to a successful future.

Dr Sultan AlGhafri

Phone: +968 25686134
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