English Language Program for Academic Studies

1. Program Description

The English language program prepares students to develop their English language competency for university admissions. The Program is delivered by highly skilled professionals to help students acquire language communication skills that support both their academic and career aspirations.

On successful completion of the program, students are expected to communicate effectively in their academic environment. The students will:

Goal 1: Develop Language Literacy (Up to level 5 band on the ILETS)

Students use language confidently and competently in variety of learning situations to explore and present their thoughts, interests, opinions and experiences in variety of forms (writing, speaking, listing or writing)

Goal 2: Become Independent Learners.

Students develop their ability to assess and reflect their own language skills, engage in variety of discussion forms as a viewer, listener, speaker, reader or presenter and establish goals for self-development.

Goal 3: Develop Essential Academic Competencies.

Students establish core competencies for academic purposes as listed below:

  • Take effective notes from lectures.
  • Write and present course work in academic English.
  • Deliver oral presentations in academic English.
  • Discuss ideas with faculty and fellow students.
  • Plan, organize and structure academic texts.
  • Develop basic research terminology and concepts and write a project in academic English

2. Program Structure

The program is designed to develop student’s language progressions levels by enrolling in the following courses:

Course 1:

English for Academic Studies 1 (EAS 011), 12 hours per week for 15 weeks

Course 2:

English for Academic Studies 2 (EAS 012), 10 hours a week for 15 weeks

Course 3:

English for Academic Studies 3 (EAS 013) , 10 hours a week for 15 weeks

3. Entry Requirements

Entry to the course is determined on the basis of assessing student’s language competency. Jumeira University rigorously tests students in order to make sure they are at a level to join the course. Further assessments are done in the first two weeks to determine appropriate placement of students in the course.

To be accepted in the program student must sit for the JU English Placement Test or obtain IELTS scores not more than three months old from the date of enrolling in the program. Below are the required scores for program, entry:

  • IELTS Band Score 3.0 or equivalent. Or
  • Obtain a CEFR band B1 on JU placement test.

JU English Placement Test (PT) is an entrance assessment tool designed to measure the student’s readiness for tertiary studies and to determine his/her appropriate level in English. It provides reliable indicators on the student’s eligibility to enroll in the English for Academic Studies courses (EAS) or to qualify for a direct, conditional admission into the applicable academic programs offered by the University.

4. Teaching and Learning

The range of delivery modes for the program includes reading graded texts and accompanying electronic materials available in the language lab (where a selection of online services is made available to JU students), small-group projects, short oral and written reports, presentations, and discussions. Assessment is continuous and monitored through instruments such as story maps, assignments, worksheets, observation, short written/oral reports, and presentation assessments.

In addition, students will be mentored in developing their abilities for autonomous learning by creating individual student language e-portfolios. Students will read the 3 assigned graded readers of autonomously. Teachers will monitor each student’s extensive reading progress and will advise them accordingly throughout the program courses.

5. Assessment and Program Exit

Progress in overall proficiency in English is partly conducted through the individual courses as noted above, and partly through on-going use of the language portfolio in addition to mock IELTS exams to measure readiness for the standardized test.

EAS 1 and EAS 2 exit test are organized by English Language Instructors as part on the course requirements and students are given either a pass or fail mark. EAS3 exit test is conducted at an approved IELTS test center and the University Student affairs office organize students registration for the test. Results are sent directly to JU English Language Instructors for further assessment and student advising.

Program Exit Tests:

  • EAS1 exit test is Cambridge KET
  • EAS2 exit test is Cambridge PET
  • EAS3 exit test is IELTS at an approved test center.

 6.       Tuition, Fees, Scholarship and Financial Support

Tuition Amount
English for Academic Studies (EAS011)  – 12 non-credit hours AED 13,500
English for Academic Studies (EAS012) – 10 non-credit hours AED 13,500
English for Academic Studies (EAS013) – 10 non-credit hours AED 13,500
Fees Amount
Admission Fee AED 1,500 (a one-time fee / non-refundable)
Student Services Fee AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)
Learning and Development Fees AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)
Course Resources Fees For level 1 (EAS011) – AED 500

For Level 2 (EAS012) – AED 750

For Level 3 (EAS013) – AED 1800

Tuition is subject to change. Easy payment plans are available.

Discounts and Financial Support

Discount worth 35% of the tuition value for all levels of the English Language Program for students enrolled in one of JU academic programs. For more information, please contact the Enrollment Office or visit below link:

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7.       How to Apply

Students can apply for the program either through the University’s Enrollment Office on campus or apply online using the following link:

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Applications are accepted throughout the year. Students are, however, admitted only at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.