The English Language Center at Yanbu (ELCY) offers a variety of programs and courses to meet the needs of the students who study at Yanbu Industrial College (YIC). In 2012 the ELCY received the highest initial accreditation possible from the US-based CEA (the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation), which accredits English Language programs world-wide. Applicable to all its programs, the ELCY’s 5 year accreditation is a first for any English language institute in the Kingdom, making the ELCY one of only a handful of English language training facilities in the Gulf region to be awarded this vaunted prize.
At YIC, the bulk of ELCY’s activities are in the Preparatory English Program, which all YIC students must complete prior to entering the specialized degree programs offered by the College. It is a comprehensive program which provides a solid foundation in General English, integrating the essential language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing which is followed with a specialization-specific component of either Technical or Business English for subsequent courses, to provide for the College’s academic focus in those areas.
The center also offers a foundational program which ensures that all students, from the very beginner in English to the more accomplished speaker, obtain the communicative skills necessary to succeed in their chosen fields. Other specialized English courses, which constitute essential components of the Associate and Bachelor degree programs, are provided to students as they progress through their chosen pathway. These courses focus on particular areas such as communication skills, and technical and academic writing.
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