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English Language Programs

The English Language Diploma (ELD) at the Continuing Education Department is an intensive 9 level English language program, of 6 weeks each, taught by Dar Al-Hekma academic staff. The program is designed specifically to teach non-native speakers the fundamentals of English (grammar, reading, writing and verbal communications). The ELD is ideal for students who want to improve professionally, academically, and/or personally. The program combines best practices from the British and the American curriculum with particular focus on writing and speaking.

Throughout the programs, students are required to extensively read write, and prepare presentations. Technology is integrated in the curriculum using programs such as Quizlet, Showbie, Smart Devices, Story Creator, google docs etc.

LevelHoursDaily HoursDaysDuration
Starters602 hrsSunday – Thursday6 weeks
Beginners1053 hrsSunday – Thursday6 weeks
Foundation1404 hrsSunday – Thursday6 weeks
Level 1-61404 hrsSunday – Thursday6 weeks


The Cambridge English Program is designed to meet the needs of working individuals who wish either to continue their education, or to improve their English language skills for work or personal purposes. There are 12 levels that are offered, each of which consists of intensive integrated skills: listening, writing, reading, vocabulary building and grammar taught by experienced qualified instructors. It is a program which develops the students' ability to communicate in English, through making them work on their practical language skills for daily and professional purposes, and ultimately prepares them to pass the preliminary English Test (PET), which is a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide.

By the end of the program, the trainee will be able to do the following:

  • write letters and emails on everyday subjects;
  • read simple textbooks and articles in English;
  • take meeting notes;
  • show awareness of opinions and mood in spoken and written English;
  • communicate in English for practical tasks and situations;
  • gain a valuable qualification that is accepted worldwide;
  • improve one's work, study and travel prospects.

The program is offered to both male & female candidates as follows:

  • The Program has 12 levels that eventually prepare the trainees for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test.
  • Each level is offered in 6 weeks for a total of 60 training hours.
  • At the successful completion of each level, trainees get a certificate from the Continuing Education Department at Dar Al-Hekma University.
  • Trainees can attend a PET Preparation course that will enable them to sit for the PET test at the British Council to get the Cambridge certificate.
LevelDaily HoursDaysDuration
Beginning 12 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Beginning 22 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Elementary 12 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Elementary 22 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Pre-Intermediate 12 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Pre- Intermediate 22 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Intermediate 12 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Intermediate 22 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Upper Intermediate 12 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Upper Intermediate 22 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Advance 12 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks
Advance 22 hoursSunday- Thursday6 Weeks 

For more information about the Cambridge English Program please click HERE


The English for Young Learners is a program for teenagers between 10-15years of age. It is designed to improve language learning and develop critical thinking skills guided by qualified English language speakers. The program offers:

  • Specialized English courses tailored for teenagers
  • Classes rich in materials and activities to keep young minds interested
  • Activities using English for real life communication, with intensive speaking to boost confidence
  • Counselling and assessment to help check progress

The Department offers preparatory courses for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for prospective students of the University and for other individuals who are preparing for academic study or work purposes. These courses are designed to teach students the needed skills and techniques that enable students to achieve the required score and overcome difficulties on the official tests.

TOEFL Preparation: 40 hours

IELTS Preparation: 40 hours

The Continuing Education Department (CED) Faculty are specialized and qualified in the field of teaching English as a second/foreign language. They have Masters Degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language or professional certification in the field such as CELTA, DELTA and/or TESOL. The CED Faculty undergo a rigorous yearly professional development program through attending and participating in in-house training programs focusing on learning and teaching, assessment, critical thinking, test writing…etc. In addition, they attend and participate in international conferences and training programs on teaching English as a second language.

Faculty enhance learner autonomy by applying outcome based approaches and providing a critical thinking framework to build language proficiency.

Elaouni, Zouhair

Head of the English Language Department (Male Section- Full time)

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA), Cambridge University,2015
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge University,2014
  • MA, Business and Administration-Trilingual Translation, Hassan II University, 2008
  • BA, English Studies, Mohamed V University, 2004

Barazi, Nour

Head of the English Language Department (Female Section-Full time)

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA), Cambridge University, 2016– This Diploma also qualifies Trainers of English Language Teachers
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge University, 2005
  • BA, English Literature, Damascus University, 2004

Yousef, Rasha

English Language Instructor (Full Time)

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Module one, Cambridge University, 2014
  • BA, English Literature & Education, AL Mansoura University, Egypt, 1998

Dajani, Suzane

English Language Instructor (Full Time)

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge University, 2015
  • Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages Diploma (TESOL), UBT, Saudi Arabia, 2013
  • BA, Marketing & Management, Northwood University, United States, 1998
  • Professional Diploma in Fashion Marketing, LaSalle College Montreal, Canada, 1997

Javed, Mehar

English Language Instructor (Full Time)

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Module 3, Cambridge university, present
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Module 1 &2, Cambridge University,2017
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge University,2014
  • Teaching of English for Speakers of Other Languages Diploma (TESOL), Midwest Education Group, Springfield USA via UBT, 2013
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 2008

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