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.


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.


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. The Summer Bridge Programme is an intensive English course, which prepares prospective undergraduates to develop essential language skills necessary in the university.


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 offers a variety of academic support such as speaking consultations, academic/study-skills workshops, chat rooms, and other English-related activities. It also publishes an annual student-authored magazine the EWCC Review for the reading pleasure of the UM community.