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The English Language Center of Zayed University uses appropriate methodology and technology to prepare students who can function effectively in English medium studies at a tertiary level and at an internationally recognized standard. Students also will have the competence in English language to function effectively in an increasingly bilingual environment, as leading members of the workforce and of the community. They will have acquired the skills of independent lifelong learning.

The goals of the English Language Center are to help students

become successful autonomous learners;
apply critical thinking skills in finding and making use of information systems;
develop the skills of self-assessment and self-monitoring;
develop the skills of working in groups and as leaders while achieving learning goals;
develop the reading skills required in order to understand written texts relevant to their needs;
develop the writing skills required in order to produce relevant written texts at the required level of competency;
develop listening skills in order to understand relevant spoken texts; and,
develop fluent and accurate speaking skills to interact appropriately and at the required level.
Because English is the language of instruction at Zayed University, the English Language Center plays a key role in the University′s Readiness Program, strengthening students′ English abilities so that they can successfully study their academic courses in the baccalaureate programs in English.

The courses offered at the baccalaureate level in 2001-2002 include the English for Global Communication sequence, General Education course requirements, and the special service course ENG 318 for majors in Information Systems.

(last updated: 03-July-2002)

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