The Department aspires towards providing its students, faculty, staff, and stakeholder dynamic and innovative teaching, learning, and services related to the English Language Skills.
The Department's mission involves the undergraduate teaching of Preparatory Year students, and offering supportive evening courses to other students. It emphasises on delivering a student-centered teaching and learning environment and contributing towards supporting professional programs in other colleges.
To support the teaching in all the other Departments by preparing the students with basic skills in the English language.
Providing current and innovative offerings in the Preparatory Year curricula in relation to English language Skills.
Recruiting and retaining the best possible faculty from diverse populations.
Providing students and faculty the opportunity of experiencing the diversity of ideas in academic studies connected with the skills of the English language.
Preparing policy advice and formulation regarding the teaching of English Language Skills within the University.
Researching on the teaching and learning of the English language.
On behalf of all teachers and staff at the Department of English Language Skills, I welcome all our students. Our primary role involves inculcating the basic skills of the English language to the students of the Preparatory Year. Besides that, we also deliver supportive courses to other advanced students and professionals from different walks of life.
We are committed to generating and propagating knowledge related to English language skills through teaching, research, and various contributions towards the formulation of academic policy and program development. We try to ensure that our students get the best possible opportunities for enhancing their education – involved classroom teaching, aided by the latest technological gadgets; out of classroom interactions within the informal settings of the PY English Clubs; practicing the linguistic skills within our dedicated English Labs; continuous online language practice through access to the Rosetta Stone program; analysing their level through TOEFL; and publication of their creative pieces in our departmental magazine, PenCraft. Further, we also equip them for their specific academic purposes by introducing ESP materials to the students of the following faculties – Medicine, Applied Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacology, IT and Engineering.
We believe that our curriculum not only introduces the students to the various aspects of the English language, but by exposing them to a major global language, it sets them on the path to exploring varied array of issues and ideas.
Dr Sujash Bhattacharya
Head of the Department
Department of English language Skills
ENG 101 for Regular Faculties
ENG 101 for Community Colleges
ENG 101 for Special Faculties
ELCA - ELCS 101
ENG 102 for Community Colleges
ENG 102 for Special Faculties
ELCA - ELCS 102
First: RosettaStone to Teach English :
In addition to the usual curriculum courses, the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies has made an extra effort to enhance learning of English through an online course called 'RosettaStone.' The course is meant for the Preparatory Year students with a view to help them master the language skills faster. The university provides license to students as well as teachers to use RosettaStone, at all the branches of the university at Ar'ar, Rafha'a and Tureif, so that they can log on to the course from anywhere, inside or outside the university, through computers or smart devices. The license is valid for one year. It is worth mentioning here that RosettaStone is one of the best programs to learn English online, and it costs SR 1000 per user.
RosettaStone is a compulsory course for the Preparatory Year as 20 marks (20% of the total marks) are allotted to the course. Two methods are followed to test the learners: progress and test. The course has an inbuilt system of generating reports on learners' progress in each activity, which the teacher can check anytime and warn the learners in case of failure in progress. Then, at the end there is an online test. The students who score 18 and above out of 20 in RosettaStone are awarded 'Certificate of Completion of RosettaStone.'
For Futher information about how to login into computers, Ipads and Android devices press here
Second : English Club :
The English Club – a fun way of immersing in the language outside of the Lecture Rooms – is functional at all the campuses. During the English Club hours, students take part in various activities – watching movies, documentaries and clips in English, Quizzes, Spelling Bees, Group Discussions, Role Plays, Debates, Elocution, etc. It has become quite popular with the students, and the students get to gain 2 Activity Points by participating in the English Club.
Third : Magazine (PENCRAFT) :
PenCraft is a literary and educational magazine issued each semester by the English Department at the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies. It incorporates a variety of scientific and educational articles as well as departmental events. Moreover, it incorporates poetry, short stories, travelogues, factoids and jokes.
The magazine is reviewed regularly and progressively. It also enhances the genuine and unpublished write-ups that provoke real discussions.
The magazine is written in English and anyone can see the electronic version here. It contains genuine contributions written by male and female students as well as teachers at the Preparatory Year Deanship.
Pencraft is the first magazine to be published at Northern Border University, with its maiden issue published in September 2015 at the beginning of the fall semester, with contributions by students and teachers at the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies.
The magazine is considered the Department's creative mouthpiece. It will be published thrice every academic year; in September at the beginning of the first semester; in February at the beginning of the second semester and in June at the beginning of the summer semester. Students will be awarded 2 Activity Points if their write-ups are accepted by the Editorial Team for Publication.
Fourth : Free Courses in English Language :
The Department of English Language Skills at Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies provides free training courses in English to the following three categories of people: (i) faculty members, (ii) employees of the University, and (iii) students, who have passed the levels 101 and 102 of English in the preparatory year. There are separate sections for the people of each class from these three categories. The provision of these courses is in response to the growing needs of the students and employees of the university to learn English, which sets the development of written and oral communication capabilities as a key goal of the session. English language courses are aimed at strengthening and developing the core capabilities of the trainees in English language skills, which makes the daily use of English possible for them. At the end of each session the trainees receive a certificate of attendance endorsed by the Deanship of Preparatory Year and Supportive Studies.
The English language courses consist of two levels in English language skills: the foundation level and advanced level. The aim of the foundation level course is to consolidate the fundamentals and rules of the English language among students and enable them to practice basic skills in English, leading to the development of writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. The advanced level course is aimed at students' mastery of the English language, through daily practice and intensive focus, developing the capacity to communicate with others in English.
Fifth: The International TOEFL [free test facility] :
The Department provides the students an opportunity to appear for TOEFL, an international English language test, free of charge, at the end of second semester of each academic year. Those students who perform well in the test get the certificate of TOEFL score.
For more details, please visit the Department of English Language Skills at the Deanship.
Sixth: Free distribution of textbooks :
The University provides textbooks and other learning materials for all English language courses for free. There are eight books for every student in the preparatory year.
We have, so far, completed the following two stages:
We were notified by CEA that our "program meets the eligibility requirements" and that we can "begin the process."
In connection with the above, the Dean, Dr Moqbil Salem Alenazi, attended the Workshop of CEA in the United States of America.
We have now started the process for the third stage, which entails the preparation of the Self-study Plan.
ARAR MALE CAMPUS
Acting Head: Summer Term
Supervisor: 102 Exam Cell
Asst. Supervisor: Books
Member: 101 Exam Cell
& Member: 102 Exam Cell
ARAR FEMALE CAMPUS
Ms. Ayesha Fudl El Mowla
RAFHA MALE CAMPUS
Member: Quiz Review Committee
Mr Mahir Gazdar
Dr Mazharuddin Khan
Mr Srishailam Bakka
Supervisor: Review & Quality Assurance
Mr Harald Mortimer
Mr Robert Shea Heard
Campus Coordinator: English Club
Member: Quiz Review Committee
Mr Bashaar Jadallah
Mr Kamel Jawarnah
Mr Thabet Ali
Dr Turki Mukhallafi
Mr Skhawat Ali
Mr Hussein Jawarnah
Mr Mamoun Saleem
Mr Magdi Ahmed Md Obaid
Mr Ali Takana
Mr Ameer Dost Khan
RAFHA FEMALE CAMPUS
TURAIF MALE CAMPUS
Campus Coordinator: QA
Campus Assistant Coordinator
Campus Coordinator: RS
Mr. Ata Naseer Al Houli
TURAIF FEMALE CAMPUS
Campus Editor for PenCraft
ALWAQILAH FEMALE CAMPUS
Editor: PenCraft & English Club Coordinator