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Effat English Academy

Key Fact
  • Program name
    Effat English Academy
  • Program code
    EEA
  • Program Chair
    Dr. Hawazen H. AlRowais
  • Program length
    1 year
  • Credit hours
    Foundation (1): 32 credit hours, Foundation (2): 32 credit hours

 About the Program

Effat English Academy Program (EEA) aims to develop the English language skills of students who do not meet the English language requirements for direct admission into the university's undergraduate or postgraduate programs. The admission requirements are 5.5 in IELTS for the undergraduate programs and 6 in IELTS for postgraduate programs.

This eight-level program is designed to consolidate and develop the students' four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. It integrates the four systems of English: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and functional usage, as well as projects and computer-based exercises into each level. The EEA Program aims to help students develop their study skills, critical thinking, ethics and self-discipline necessary for success in their university majors and future careers.

The first five levels of the program aim to develop the English language skills of students who do not meet the English language requirements for direct admission into the university's undergraduate programs. After completing these levels, students will have the English language proficiency and the study skills required for their undergraduate degrees at Effat University. Thus, these levels bridge the gap between secondary and higher education and represent the Preparatory Year for the undergraduate programs at Effat University.

In addition, Levels 3-5 are designed to improve the language skills of students who do not meet the English language requirements for direct admission into the university's postgraduate programs.

Levels 6-8 are offered on demand for those who wish to further improve their language skills in areas such as Academic Writing and/or Global English with intercultural competence. The program also offers an IELTS preparation course.

The eight levels of the EEA Program are Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Academic Skills and Language, Global English & Intercultural Competence and Academic Writing.

Upon admission, students will be placed in the EEA Program levels based on their scores in the Linguaskill placement tests.​​

 Vision and Mission

Program Vision

Effat English Academy Program aspires to be a leading center of excellence in providing high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.​

Program Mission

Effat English Academy Program provides high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction. It develops the students' English language skills to eliminate linguistic barriers and promote intercultural understanding. The Program equips students with study skills, critical thinking, ethics and self-discipline necessary for future success​​

 Educational Objectives

Effat English Academy Program (EEA) aims to:
  1. Improve students' overall English language skills to meet the English Language requirements of Effat University.
  2. Develop students' study skills and critical thinking.
  3. Integrate students into university life by allowing them to participate fully in university activities such as sports, workshops and clubs.
  4. Provide individualized help and advice to students through the Enhancement Centers and the university counsellor.
  5. Assist students in becoming self-disciplined and responsible members of the university.
  6. Familiarize students with Effat University Code of Ethical Conduct.
  7. Familiarize upper level students with college courses.
  8. Develop students' information literacy and research skills and their ability to utilize the University Library and web resources.​​

 Learning Outcomes

By completing the required level(s) for their admission into Effat University programs, the students will be able to: ​
  • Acquire all the lexis specified by the program, including an understanding of the multiple meanings of words;
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of grammar;
  • Demonstrate a solid command of writing mechanics;
  • Read a broad range of texts including reports, articles, literary and academic texts;
  • Demonstrate comprehension of a broad range of texts in a variety of ways;
  • Write texts on a broad range of topics, demonstrating a command of grammar and vocabulary;
  • Demonstrate the ability to review texts and self-edit;
  • Extract information and details from speech on a range of topics at natural speed and from different accents;
  • Interact with others, taking an active part in discussions;
  • Present clear descriptions and explanations on a wide range of topics;
  • Conduct simple research projects;
  • Use technology to present and process information and conduct research;
  • Demonstrate basic leadership skills, responsibility and ethical behavior​​

 Program Levels

  • Le​vel
    EEA Level
    Duration in Weeks
    Linguaskill Entry Score
    IELTS Entry Score
    Linguaskill Exit Score
    IELTS Exit Score
  • Foundation 1
    Level 1 (Beginner)
    8
    100
    3
    119
    3.5
  • Foundation 1
    Level 2 (Elementary)
    8
    120
    3.5
    139
    4
  • Foundation 2
    Level 3 (Intermediate)
    8
    140
    4
    154
    5
  • Foundation 2
    Level 4 (Upper Intermediate)
    8
    155
    5
    162
    5.5
  • Foundation 2
    Level 5 (Advanced)
    8
    163
    5.5
    169
    6
  • Academic Skills and Language
    Level 6
    16
    163
    5.5
    169
    6
  • Global English & Intercultural Competence
    Level 7
    16
    170
    6
    176
    6.5
  • Advanced Academ​ic English
    Level 8
    16
    177
    6.5
    185
    7​


 Study Plan (1A)

    Foundation Year: Semester 1 (First 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 011
    Beginner Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 021
    Beginner Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 031
    Beginner Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 041
    Beginner CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 1 (Second 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 012
    Elementary Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 022
    Elementary Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 032
    Elementary Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 042
    Elementary CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 2 (First 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 013
    Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 023
    Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 033
    Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 043
    Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 2 (Second 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 014
    Upper Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 024
    Upper Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 034
    Upper Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 044
    Upper Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • EEOE 094
    Optional Elective
    0-0-0
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Total Credit Hours required for EEA Program:
     
    64​

 Study Plan (1B)

    Foundation Year: Semester 1 (First 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 012
    Elementary Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 022
    Elementary Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 032
    Elementary Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 042
    Elementary CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 1 (Second 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 013
    Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 023
    Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 033
    Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 043
    Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 2 (First 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 014
    Upper Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 024
    Upper Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 034
    Upper Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 044
    Upper Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • EEOE 094
    Optional Elective
    0-0-0
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 2 (Second 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 015
    Advanced Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 025
    Advanced Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 035
    Advanced Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 045
    Advanced CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • EEOE 094
    Optional Elective
    0-0-0
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Total Credit Hours required for EEA Program:
     
    64​

 Study Plan (2A)

    Foundation Year: Semester 1 (First 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 013
    Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 023
    Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 033
    Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 043
    Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 1 (Second 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 014
    Upper Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 024
    Upper Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 034
    Upper Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 044
    Upper Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • EEOE 094
    Optional Elective
    0-0-0
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Total Credit Hours required for EEA Program:
     
    32​

 Study Plan (2B)

    Foundation Year: Semester 1 (First 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 014
    Upper Intermediate Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 024
    Upper Intermediate Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 034
    Upper Intermediate Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 044
    Upper Intermediate CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • EEOE 094
    Optional Elective
    0-0-0
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Foundation Year: Semester 1 (Second 8 weeks)

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Credit Hours
  • EEW 015
    Advanced Writing Skills
    4-4-6
  • EER 025
    Advanced Reading Skills
    2-4-4
  • EELS 035
    Advanced Listening & Speaking Skills
    3-4-5
  • EECL 045
    Advanced CALL Lab
    0-2-1
  • EEOE 094
    Optional Elective
    0-0-0
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
    16
  • Total Credit Hours required for EEA Program:
     
    32
Contact Information
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Tel.+966 122137762

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