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English Language Programs

  • About ELI

    About English Language Institute

    The English Language Institute (ELI) is proud to offer a range of language foundation and pre-sessional programmes to help students learn language.

    ELI also welcome applications from professional and business clients, as well as from individuals who wish to enhance their general and specialised language skills for career or leisure purposes.

    At the ELI, our courses are scheduled at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday during the academic semesters.

    Short courses focusing on specialised language areas are also offered during winter and summer breaks.

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    Mission

    The mission of the English Language Institute is to equip English language learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively within the context of their academic programmes or their professional and personal lives.

  • Objectives & Course outcomes

    Academic Objectives

    The English proficiency levels of Abu Dhabi University (ADU) degree-bound students will be raised to a level that is adequate to help them function effectively and productively in a freshman academic environment.

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    Non-Academic Objectives

    Participation in ELI courses will foster intercultural communicative competence and equip students to relate to those from other societies with understanding and sensitivity, using the English language as a mode of communication.

    Non-ADU students, professional business clients, or those who simply wish to improve their language skills and do not wish to enroll in ADU degree programmes will attain effective study and language competencies.  Skills in time management, study habits, collaboration and test taking are added benefits when studying with the ELI.

    Course Outcomes

    On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

    • Listen to and understand academic lectures; take notes and participate in follow up discussions.
    • Make clear oral presentations.
    • Read, understand and discuss academic texts; take notes; and participate in discussions about tests.
    • Write well-structured and coherent academic paragraphs and essays.
    • Effectively use dictionaries as tools for comprehension and pronunciation of English.
    • Access relevant reference resources and summarise ideas and key information.
    • Compare, analyse, synthesise and evaluate reference information.
    • Deliver correctly formatted oral and written presentations.
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  • How to join ADU and Who joins the ELI?

    TOEFL or IELTS scores needed to join Abu Dhabi University

    All students applying for admission to the university will need to meet one of the following English proficiency requirements to be able to enroll in the university and register courses after the admission:

    • 61 on the internet-based version of the TOEFL (iBT), or
    • A minimum overall score of 5.0 on the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or
    • 500 + in the Institutional TOEFL (ITP) which is administered by Abu Dhabi University.
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) score with a minimum of 44. 

    The TOEFL or IELTS or PTEA tests should have been taken no more than two years prior to admission to Abu Dhabi University. In case Abu Dhabi University doubts the authenticity of the TOEFL/IELTS certificate, the student will be requested to sit for the ITP TOEFL test at Abu Dhabi University. Students who do not meet the English Proficiency as stated above are required to take the Intensive English Levels offered by the English Language Institute (ELI). Students will be placed according to the table below:

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    Who joins the ELI?

    Applicants wishing to be admitted for degree programmes who have not yet obtained the above mentioned scores on IELTS or TOEFL are placed in the English Language Institute intensive English courses according to the table below. A limited number of UC courses can be taken.

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    ELI Courses Required IELTS Overall Scores iBT Scores ITP Scores Allowed UC Courses
    IELTS 2 4.5 53 – 60 477 – 499 UP TO 3 COURSES (ARL 100/105, ISL 100, UNS 100)
    IELTS 1 4.0 41 – 52 437 - 476 UP TO 2 COURSES (ARL 100/105, ISL 100)
    GENERAL ENGLISH 2 3.5 19 – 40 347 - 436 ARL 100 OR ISL 100
    GENERAL ENGLISH 1 3.0 18 below 346 below NONE

    In order to exit the ELI levels and join the University College (UC), students must score 500 + on the ITP, or a minimum of 5 in the Academic IELTS test, or score 61+ on the iBT or PTEA 44.

  • ELI Courses and Tution Fees

    Throughout the academic semesters courses are offered in:

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    During winter and summer breaks courses are offered in the following according to demand:

    Tuition rates for ELI courses vary from the tuition rates for undergraduate or graduate students. The cost of books is included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay other fees and costs related to university attendance.

    Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

    Admission

      Frequency Fees
    ELI & ELC Registration (credited if admitted to Abu Dhabi University) One Time 300

    English Language Institute (ELI) Tuition Per Level

      Frequency Fees
    General English 1 Semester 8500
    General English 2 Semester 8500
    IELTS 1 Semester 8500
    IELTS 2 Semester 8500
  • ELI Faculty

    ELI Faculty

    ELI language instructors have postgraduate qualifications in language and/or education related fields and are mostly native speakers with extensive professional experience. (please see below the list)

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    • Mrs.Anna Krauch

      English Language Instructor

      B Commerce, TESOL, CELTA.

      Email: anna.krauch@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Janet Larson Roberts

      English Language Instructor

      Bachelor of Science in English, CELTA

      Utah State University

      Email: janet.roberts@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Michael Mc Gee

      English Language instructors

      PGCE (EFL), RSA TESL.

      Institute of Education, London University

      Tel #: +97137090743

      Email: michael.mcgeee@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Niels Hamilton

      English Language Instructor

      Masters in TESOL, CELTA, Dip TESOL

      British institutions.

      Email: niels.hamilton@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Shirley Wainwright

      BEd., DipT., CertT., CELTA

      Tel #: +97125015640

      Email: shirley.wainwright@adu.ac.ae

  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Our Relationship Managers are available by appointment and will be happy to offer free consultations on learning solutions that can help.

    Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group
    P. O. Box 59911
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    Toll Free: 800 2212
    Tel: +971 2 5015454+971 2 5015454
    Fax: +971 2 5866782

    Email: adukg-info@adu.ac.ae Website: www.adukg.ae


Events

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National Day Ceremony Nov 28, 2016 to Nov 28, 2016
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International Aviation Conference May 22, 2016 to May 23, 2016
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Think Science Exhibition 2016 Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 19, 2016
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Getex 2016 Apr 13, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016

Reach Us

Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Toll Free Number:

800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students:

+971 2 5015555 (Call Center)

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