The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Bahrain has a 32-year history of providing language learning and support to newly admitted students and other integrated programs. Through the Foundation Program, the ELC is tasked to raise the students’ standard of English. The University of Bahrain considers the Foundation Program as one of the institution’s pillars for two key reasons; the university delivers its mainstream programs in English and students’ proficiency of the language is vital for their professional success.

Today, the ELC has flourished through a team of about 50 dedicated and dynamic ELT educators. They provide students with high-quality instruction in learning the English Language. In addition to the emphasis on sound pedagogy in classroom instruction, the ELC has embraced the effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning experience. This approach is adopted to motivate students of digital age and promote the possibility for remote autonomous learning by students at their own pace.


To instruct the students, and to enhance and develop their English language ability to the required level of other colleges through blended learning strategies and to develop their character and skills, and to motivate them to participate in extra-curricular activities as autonomous learners.

To provide an educational environment for Foundation students and all other integrated programs so that the students can develop their level of English through the use of best practices and educational strategies. The ELC seeks recognition at the international level through excellence in quality assurance and professional accreditation by academic agencies.