Course Name: English Language for Academic Studies
Duration: 45 Weeks
• English for Academic Studies 1 (EAS 011) – 12 hours/week for 15 weeks
• English for Academic Studies 2 (EAS 012) – 10 hours/week for 15 weeks
• English for Academic Studies 3 (EAS 013) – 10 hours/week for 15 weeks
Study Mode: Full Time
Instruction Language: Arabic and English
The English Language for Academic Studies program helps students to develop their English language competency for university admissions. The program is delivered by highly skilled professionals to enable students to acquire communication skills that support both their academic and career aspirations.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are expected to communicate effectively in their academic environment. The students will be able to:
• Use the English language confidently and competently in a variety of learning situations to explore and present their thoughts, interests, opinions and experiences in many forms (writing, speaking, listing or writing)
• Develop the ability to assess and reflect on their language skills, engage in a variety of discussion forms as a viewer, listener, speaker, reader or presenter and establish goals for self-development
• Students establish core competencies for academic purposes as listed below:
ο Take effective notes from lectures
ο Write and present course work in academic English
ο Deliver oral presentations in academic English
ο Discuss ideas with faculty and fellow students
ο Plan, organize and structure academic texts
ο Develop basic research terminology and concepts and write a paper in academic English
The program is designed to develop student’s language progressions levels by enrolling in the following courses:
• English for Academic Studies 1 (EAS 011), 12 hours per week for 15 weeks
• English for Academic Studies 2 (EAS 012), 10 hours a week for 15 weeks
• English for Academic Studies 3 (EAS 013) , 10 hours a week for 15 weeks
Entry to the course is determined on the basis of assessing student’s English language competency. Jumeira University rigorously tests students in order to make sure they are at the level eligible for joining the course. Further assessments are carried out in the first two weeks to determine appropriate placement of students in the course.
To be accepted in the program students must sit for the Jumeira University English Language Placement Test or obtain IELTS scores not older than three months from the date of applying to join 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’s placement test
The Jumeira University English Placement Test (PT) is an entry assessment tool designed to determine the student’s readiness for tertiary studies and their English language competency level. It provides reliable indicators for 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.
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 number of online services is made available to Jumeira University’s students. In addition, the course comprises small-group projects, presentations, and discussions. Assessment is continuous and monitored through instruments such as story maps, assignments, worksheets, observation, short written and oral reports, and presentation assessments.
In addition, students will be closely mentored as they develop their abilities for autonomous learning by creating individual student language e-portfolios. Students will read the three assigned graded readers autonomously. Throughout the course, teachers will monitor each student’s extensive reading progress and will advise them accordingly.
Assessment and Program Exit
Progress in overall proficiency in English is partly judged through the individual courses as noted above, and partly through on-going use of the language portfolio in addition to mock IELTS exams to assess the student’s readiness for the standardized test.
EAS 1 and EAS 2 exit tests are organized by English language instructors as part of the course requirements and students are given either a pass or fail mark. The EAS 3 exit test is conducted at an approved IELTS test center and the University Student Affairs Office will undertake the necessary measures to ensure student registration for the test.
Results are sent directly to Jumeira University 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
Tuition, Fees, Scholarship and Financial Support
|AED13,500||English for Academic Studies (EAS011) – 12 non-credit hours|
|AED13,500||English for Academic Studies (EAS012) – 10 non-credit hours|
|AED13,500||English for Academic Studies (EAS013) – 10 non-credit hours|
|AED 1,500 (a one-time fee / non-refundable)||Admission Fee|
|AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)||Student Services Fee|
|AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)||Learning and Development Fees|
|For level 1 (EAS011) – AED 500|
For Level 2 (EAS012) – AED 750
For Level 3 (EAS013) – AED 1800
|Course Resources Fees|
Tuition is subject to change. Easy payment plans are available.
Discounts and Financial Support
Discount worth 30% 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 the link: Click on this link
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:
Click this link
Applications are accepted throughout the year. Students are, however, admitted only at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.