English Language Center
The four-level English Language Programme in the Foundation Year mainly aims at developing students' linguistic proficiency to meet the academic requirements of the Post-Foundation specializations. Though it is a non-credit course, it is a prerequisite to joining the Post-Foundation Programmes. Throughout the four levels – 1,2,3,4 – newly registered students are placed in groups according to their scores in the Placement Test, regardless of their prospective specialization. However, students who score exceptionally well on the Placement Test (86% and above) qualify to sit for level 4 Exit Exam. Upon passing this Exit Exam, students go directly to the credit hour Programme, provided that they meet all the other admission criteria for the target specialization, including the minimum TOEFL score. If they fail to pass Level 4 Exit Exam, students are enrolled in level 4.
Post - Foundation Programme
The English Language Centre offers courses at the post-foundation level to students of different departments. The courses represent an extension to the English Foundation Programme and aim at assisting students in their academic studies. The focus is on academic skills which students need at this level, such as report writing, presentation skills, and public speaking and communication skills. There are 4 teaching hours per week for each course. The main courses offered at different levels of the Programme and the relevant details are given below