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​​English Language Programs

​​​​​​​​​​The English Language Diploma (ELD) at the Continuing Education Department is an intensive 11  level English language program, of 4 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 Academic English 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 a 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.

Level​​ Hours Daily Hours​ Days Duration​
​​5 hrs​ ​​Sunday – Wednesday
​from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM​
​​​4 weeks 
Level 1
Level 2
​Level 3 
Level 4 
Level 5
Level 6 
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10 

To register for the course, please register at  the link below: 

​The General English Diploma 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 16 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 that develops the students' ability to communicate in English, by making them work on their practical language skills for daily and professional purposes.  

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

  • The Program has 16  levels.
  • Each level is offered in 4  weeks for a total of 60 training hours.
  • Time of the course: From 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM Or from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 
  • At the successful completion of each level, trainees get a certificate from the Continuing Education Department at Dar Al-Hekma University.
LevelDaily HoursDaysDuration
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday
4 Weeks
Beginning B1 B2 B3 
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Elementary E1 E2 E3 
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Pre-intermediate Pre-inter 1 
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4  Weeks
Pre-Intermediate Pre-inter 2
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Pre- Intermediate Pre-inter 3
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4  Weeks
Intermediate 1
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Intermediate 2
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
 Intermediate 3
2.5 hoursSunday-Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Upper-intermediate 1
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Upper-intermediate 2 
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks
Upper-intermediate 3 
2.5 hoursSunday- Wednesday 
4 Weeks 

To register for the course, please register at the link below: 

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
  • Counseling and assessment to help check the progress

*Dates to be announced in the summer. 

​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

To register, click the link below: 

Here ​

​​​​​​​​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.

Dr. Elaouni, Zouhair

Continuing Education Department Acting Director.

  • 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
  • Ph.D. in Language, Culture, and Society, Université Mohammed-V de Rabat, 2021
  • MA, Business and Administration-Trilingual Translation, Hassan II University, 2008
  • BA, English Studies, Mohamed V University, 2004

Yousef, Rasha

Head of the English Academic Diploma / English Language Instructor. 

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Module one, Cambridge University, 2015
  • BA, English Literature & Education, AL Mansoura University, Egypt, 1998

Dajani, Suzane

English Language Instructor.

  • 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

CELTA center Manager / ​English Langauge Instructor. 

  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) Module 1 &2, Cambridge University.
  • 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
Fageih, Aeisha 
​Administrative assistant/ English Language instructor. 
  • BA in English, University of San Diego, United States, 2016 
  • Diploma in Teaching Englsih to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge University, 2021 

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