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Programs & Degrees

The English Language Center offers the following programs, for the duration of one semester each, on the University of Sharjah's main campus:

·Foundation 1 & 2  25 hours per week of classroom instruction in reading, writing, ​​listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary development (Intensive English Program)​.

·Preparatory 3 & 4  20 hours per week of classroom instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar.

·Special Skills Program  This program comprises courses in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, which meet three (3) hours per week. They are mandatory courses for students who have entered their majors but have not successfully achieved the equivalence of an IELTS score of Band 5 in one or more of the skill components, or an EmSAT score of 1225 or above. Students who enter with EmSAT are required to take reading and writing skills.

Summer Courses
The ELC offers Special Skill Courses (see above) during the summer.  These courses allow registered students to fulfill their English language admission requirements for their majors.  

In-House IELTS and TOEFL Exams
The ELC offers several in-house IELTS and TOEFL exams throughout the year. Registration takes place on campus and students are provided with relevant information and instructions in a timely manner.

ESP Courses
In addition to other facilities, the ELC offers English for Specific Purposes Courses (ESP) to the public. These courses include ESP for Business, Banking, Public Relations, Law, Administrative staff, Human Resources, Journalism, Transportation, Police, Security, Media, Tourism, Insurance Companies, Aviation, Islamic studies.










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