English Language Center

 

Shinas College of Technology started in the year 2005, with the English Language Center (ELC) being the only academic body functioning at that time.  The College now has 3 different specialization departments, and all of these are offered courses through the ELC.

The Foundation Program (FP) of the ELC comprises 4 levels of study—Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.  Students are placed in different levels of the FP according to the marks they score in a Placement Test (PT). Progression of students is determined by the scores they get in their Course Work (Mid-Semester Examination, Class Participation and Quizzes) and Level Exit Exam (LEE).

Post-Foundation students are offered three courses at the Diploma level: Technical Writing 1, Technical Writing 2 and Technical Communication. Advanced Diploma students take the Public Speaking course.

Apart from the academic training, the ELC also has different activity groups for students and staff, providing a platform for developing the creative ability of students and professional development of the staff.  The ELC has a very active club—the “English Group”—coordinated by Mr. Hamdan Al Abri.  It has been winning awards at the national level and provides many outlets for the creative abilities of the students. The annual National English Language Training workshop and in-house workshops conducted by the Staff Support and Development Committee (SPDC) through the academic year enrich the professional development of staff.

Each present passing year, the ELC has seen itself grow from strength to strength by Allah’s grace.

 

Message From HOC

It gives me pride and pleasure to welcome you to the English Language Center (ELC) webpage. The ELC aims at bringing the college students to a high degree of English proficiency to meet the linguistic needs of their academic specializations and the labor market.

The center offers well-developed, intensive English language programs to the college students. It provides a four-level foundation

program as well as a post-foundation program. It also offers English language training sessions for the college staff and the local community. These programs are handled by highly qualified and experienced language lecturers, together with our well-equipped classrooms and many more facilities.

I appreciate your interest in our center and our programs, and I would invite you to get in touch with us if you have any enquiries or suggestions.

Best wishes,

 

Mr. Ali Abdullah Al-Balushi
ELC  Head

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ELC News

The English Language Center of ShCT, in collaboration with the Social Development Department of Wilayat of Shinas, currently offers a Basic English Language Course to the local community.

The course runs from Sept. 25 till December 8, 2016.

Thirty folks registered for the Course that aims to make them proficient in basic Spoken and Written English.

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English Language Center

According to the Article 21 (B) of the Bylaws, The Head of the English Language Programs, who is a teaching staff member, will have the following responsibilities and authority:

-Setting up the English Language plans and programs, identifying the obstacles that hinder their implementation and suggesting means of overcoming these obstacles in coordination with the concerned sections.

-Following up the setting of examinations in accordance with the English Language plans and programs in coordination with the concerned sections.

-Suggesting areas of training for the members of the teaching and technical support staff.

-Evaluating staff performance and forwarding the appraisal forms to the Head of the English Language Center

-Carrying out any other tasks assigned by the Head of the English Language Center.

According to the Article 21 (A) of the Bylaws, the Head of Curriculum and Teaching Methods Section, who is a teaching staff member, will have the following responsibilities and authority:

-Implementing the programs and delivery plans according to the schedules in each semester.

-Working towards the development of a curriculum that keeps in pace with the modern developments and meets the students’ general and specific needs.

-Working towards the enhancement of the relationship with the concerned institutions, to keep in pace with academic developments in the fields of curriculum and teaching methodology.

-Setting up criteria for the preparation of examinations, to ensure that the learning objectives are met.

-Establishing and developing a question bank.

-Evaluating staff performance and forwarding the appraisal forms to the Head of the English Language Center.

-Carrying out any other task assigned by the Head of the English Language Center.

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Shinas College of Technology

Al-Aqur, Shinas

Sultanate of Oman,

P.O. Box 77

Postal Code 324

Tel: +968 2674 7471 | 2685 2800

Fax: +968 2674 7426

info@shct.edu.om