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​Academic Preparation Program (UAPP)


Mission of the Program 
The mission of the University Academic Preparation Program is to prepare students to communicate using the English Language skills, and to encourage them to be life-long learners with sound critical thinking skills who respect diversity, appreciate dialogue, understand the value of personal development and are ready to serve the community.

Purpose
Dar Al-Hekma's University Academic Preparation Program (UAPP) is specifically designed to enhance students' English skills, and in so doing, provide them with the best possible grounding to enter the University's degree programs.

takes place in a collaborative and friendly atmosphere where our dedicated team of professionals offers practical advice to help students develop their English language and study skills to become better autonomous learners.

The UAPP enables students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the program, to become academically qualified to enroll in University courses. Students are trained to develop critical thinking and active learning skills with academic readiness for university level work.




​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The University Academic Preparation Program  has 2 Levels. Instruction is offered in all domains of the English Language according to a standard curriculum in English as a second language​. UAPP classes amount to a weekly total of 24 hours in levels 1 and 2 

​​Courses and Credit Hours per Week
​Level 1 (Intermediate) 
Course                   
Hours​ Credit 
Writing​​
12
12
Listening and Speaking
 6
 6
Reading
 6
 6

Level 2 (Upper Intermediate)
Course                ​
HoursCredit 
Writing
12
12
Listening and Speaking
 6
 6
Reading
 6
 6​


​​ ​​​​​​​​​Students who score between 400 and 499 on the TOEFL or its equivalence​ are accepted at UAPP. 
​​​​​​​​​​At the end of every level, students are required to score a minimum of 65 cumulative grade point average in order to be promoted to the next levlel within the program. At the end of level 2 students become eligible to enroll in their mainstream degree programs. ​
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Ms. Karen Palmer

Lecturer

University Academic Preparation ...

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Ms. Mariam Chanbour Ghalayini

Lecturer

University Academic Preparation ...

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Ms. Sarah Abdullah AlRefaei

Lecturer

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