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Welcome to the ELC

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Sharjah.  Our program offers students a broad range of English language preparation so that they may pursue the academic degree of their choice from among 14 colleges and over 85 specializations at the University of Sharjah.

At the ELC, students enroll in the program that best meets their English requirements. We offer intensive English language courses across four levels that focus on the core English skills with an emphasis on IELTS preparation. We also provide Special Skills courses for students who need to improve in one or more of the IELTS skill components. The flexibility of our program allows students to study at their own pace and to join their majors once they meet the University's English language admission requirements.

In today's global environment, having an excellent command of English will not only enable you to pursue your educational goals, but it will also help to give you a competitive edge in the job market worldwide. The ELC is here to help you achieve your goals.  Our Intensive English language Program (IEP) offers 20-25 hours per week of intensive English practice and IELTS preparation, while our Special Skills program can be as few as three hours per week, depending on your needs. Students who study English at the ELC are also given the opportunity to take the TOEFL and IELTS exams on campus at the University of Sharjah.

Our faculty all hold outstanding academic qualifications and possess vast experience in the field of teaching English as a second language.  Our program operates in full compliance with the academic standards specified by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Research and in accordance with international standards in the field of TEFL/TESL.

I encourage all ELC students to pursue their language learning with vigor, by attending classes regularly, participating actively in class, and completing all of their assignments. Should you experience any difficulties; you may visit your instructors at any time and please be assured that I am always available to provide you with any guidance that you may need.

Wishing you much success at the ELC!

Prof. Shehdeh Fareh
Director of the Language Institute