The course consists of the following main modules:
English as a Foreign Language (1):
Classes focus on grammar and error analysis,
vocabulary development, pronunciation and socio-cultural English, with an
emphasis on communication.
English as a Foreign Language
(2): Classes focus
on developing students’ competence in English, building on basic skills already
acquired. They will enable students to use the English language more accurately
and with greater confidence, in ways which demonstrate a capacity to choose
appropriate lexical terms in a wide range of general fields.
English for Academic Study
This module concentrates on the core language required
for the development of academic reading and writing skills. It provides a solid
foundation in the academic language required for EAP 2.
English for Academic Study
Students work intensively on the development of study
skills in English, including text analysis, research methods, listening to
lectures, note-taking, participation in seminars and IELTS Examinations
English for Specific Purposes
One special area of study is chosen. Specialisations
may include: English for Business, Tourism and Hotel management.
English for Specific Purposes
This unit extends and develops aspects of language
covered in ESP 1. It aims to provide a clear understanding of what is expected
in terms of critical analysis of ideas as well as providing a subject-specific
context for academic essays and seminars.
This module seeks to provide an introduction to the language and discourse
of the students’ specialist subject areas. Students will become familiar with
the texts and vocabulary specifically used and practice will be given in the
format of the production of written assignments and presentations in these
English language courses are designed for non-native language students who
are studying at Qeshm Education Centre. They aim to help students in three
1. Improve their command of English in connection with their studies
2. Familiarise them with the study skills necessary for study in English
3. Familiarise them with the communicative use of English required for social
and everyday situations, in order to facilitate living in or visiting an
The courses include: General English…….
The books for this
course are based on a carefully constructed syllabus to develop the student's
four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. QEC offers everything
the student requires. In addition to the course books the students are
challenged with a stimulating range of topics, challenging follow up activities
using visual aids, videos and supplemental activities. The students are given
regular progress tests and are able to monitor their own progress.
Practice in spoken English, both for academic life, socialising and other
The highly qualified and experienced teaching staff of QEC creates
the perfect environment to assist students to cope with English and other major
languages of the developed world. The levels are:
Pre – Intermediate
Courses run in terms consisting 22 sessions and for 1hour 45 minutes per
session. Students are taught in groups of up to fifteen.
Times of classes are arranged at the beginning of each term. We do our best to
accommodate the students at the times they request. Students also have access
to a range of course books and other materials to aid their language learning in
English for special purpose
QEC offers in-house courses to companies and organizations. The
courses offered are specifically designed for the current language needs of the
business world, Conversation and ESP. The QEC syllabus is customized to develop
the students' four skills with special emphasis on the development of business
and ESP interactions. In addition to business English, QEC offers courses in
Information Technology and exam preparation. Students are encouraged to
participate in international examinations such as First Certificate of English (FCE),
Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), Certificate of Proficiency English (CPE)
and International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). The main objective
is to successfully pass ESOL, ISE and other EFL examinations. A course designed
specifically for children is also available.
OVERVIEW OF THE COURSE
This course is designed for non-native speakers of English at intermediate and
pre-advanced levels who wish to further develop their English language skills
for general and academic purposes. It approaches language improvement through
two broad strands:
Language Development which involves grammar review and vocabulary expansion
Development of oral Skills, highlighting the use of English in discussions,
socialising and other interactions.
Overall, this course seeks to consolidate competence in the analysis and
communicative use of the language system of English.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
To develop grammatical competence, focusing on accuracy in the use of key
linguistic structures, through analysis and practice in some of the major areas
of grammatical difficulty at higher levels.
To develop awareness and command of the lexical resources of the language, so as
to enable greater flexibility and variety of choice of vocabulary in a
communicative context, and improve the ability to comprehend and produce
To develop fluency in spoken English in a variety of settings, with a particular
focus on participation in discussions and seminars, as well as social
The sessions involve a combination of teacher-led input and analysis, combined
with practical task-based work.
METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
Students have the option of taking part in the international ESOL exams
conducted by Trinity College London.