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The English Language Centre (ELC) was established in 2002 and joined the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in 2015. ELC works with other departments to encourage and help students to improve their skills and confidence with general, academic, and professional English. The Centre provides a range of English language enhancement courses aimed at meeting the needs of students at the university.

Mission

The mission of the ELC is to advance the opportunities of our students by facilitating the acquisition of communicative and academic competencies in English to achieve their potential as successful students and responsible citizens with a global vision.

Vision

The ELC aspires to become a leading institution in the region for the innovative teaching and learning of English through approaches informed by research and supported by collaboration with other professionals in the field.

Teaching and Activities


Over twenty experienced and dedicated instructors who have at least a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, TESL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language) or related field of expertise are employed at the Centre. The instructors bring a wealth of global experience and are able to draw upon knowledge of applied linguistics as well as current trends in language learning pedagogy and emerging multi-media technologies as they implement integrated-skill courses in English. In addition, the ELC conducts activities, and other special events to develop learners’ fluency and confidence in English.

During the regular academic year, the ELC offers a variety of courses and electives. While during summer, ELC offers Summer English Immersion Programme which is designed to prepare incoming freshmen for English-medium education at UM. About 300 students each year go through a four-week intensive training in an immersive English environment, living and communicating with native speakers on a daily basis. Students reported positively about the learning experience which helps them adjust to University learning. ELC staff had published in peer-reviewed international journals in 2017 and 2018 about the pedagogy of the Summer Programme. 

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Teaching and Activities

Writing Centre


The English Writing and Communication Centre (EWCC) was established in 2003. Its mission is to support UM students as they emerge as competent writers and confident users of the English language.  In the Writing Centre, tutors work collaboratively with students from all disciplines and levels to guide them through their writing processes. Apart from writing consultations, the Writing Centre also periodically offers a variety of academic support such as speaking consultations, academic/study-skills workshops, and other English-related activities. The Writing Centre’s goal is to serve as  a writing hub of the university where UM students come to share their writing, exchange ideas, and practice their English.

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