The English Language Center (ELC) at the University of Bahrain has a 32-year history of providing language learning and support to students who are newly admitted and those of 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 delivery of the university’s mainstream programmes in English and the importance of English proficiency in the professional success of students.
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 the teaching and learning experience. This approach is adopted to motivate students of the digital age and promote the possibility for remote autonomous learning by students at their own pace.
To provide an educational environment for students of the Foundation program and all other integrated programs to 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.
To instruct the students through blended learning strategies to enhance and develop their English language ability to the required level of other colleges, and to develop their character and skills as autonomous learners through extra-curricular activities.