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The English Language Department

The English Language Department (ELD) is a service department that provides language instruction to students from the six faculties at FUE. As English is the medium of instruction at all the faculties, the ELD strives to ensure that the students have a level of language proficiency that enables them to perform within an academic environment and compete in the global workforce.

The ELD also serves the community through providing English Language training and professional development opportunities to a diverse range of audiences. Because of its expertise, the ELD is responsible for developing and managing the English Language Programmes offered at the Department of Continuing Education (DCE) at FUE.

The English Language Programmes include Academic and General English Language Courses, English Language Exam preparation courses. Our professional development programme includes internationally recognized certificates as Cambridge CELTA. The ELD also administers international English proficiency tests, e.g. (CEPT, IELTS and OET).

The ELD continuously improves its processes and develops new services such as the introduction of administration of international exams, thereby creating sources of competitive advantage to respond to market changes.


“To be an exemplar of excellence in English Language education nationally while adhering to international standards”


The department’s mission is to provide high-quality English Language instruction by setting standards of excellence in curriculum planning, teaching and assessment and nurturing independent learning and critical thinking skills to …

  • help students develop a level of English language proficiency that enables them to participate effectively in their programs of study
  • better students’ chances of employment opportunities and/or meet the entry requirements of universities abroad
  • empower adult learners by providing various pathways for professional development

Educational Philosophy

The ELD’s educational philosophy is that every student has the right to quality English Language Education. Quality entails: careful recruitment of teachers, choice of learning materials, classroom environment that encourages learning and interaction. The ELD adopts the CEFR as a framework of reference for language learning and assessment. This is reflected in students’ placement, course description, textbook selection and assessment.


  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Accountability
  • Continuous Development
  • Collaboration