Official IELTS Test Centre

UOWD is an official international test centre for IELTS, administering tests in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah. The English Language Centre also offers IELTS Preparation Courses in full-time, part-time and intensive modes.

Qualified and Accredited Instruction

All UOWD’s English Language Centre instructors are qualified ESL/ASL teachers, bringing to the classroom many years of international teaching experience. The English Language Centre is accredited by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) for its English language programs.

Excellent Learning Facilities

UOWD’s dedicated Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Lab offers access to language tuition software, to complement and enhance the learning process. Language students can also access the University’s extensive Library resources.

Diverse Campus Community

The UOWD campus hosts more than 3,600 students representing more than 108 nationalities and our academic staff originate from over 50 countries across the globe. Students enjoy a vibrant social and extra-curricular experience in a safe and secure environment.

Learn a Language from the Experts

The University of Wollongong in Dubai has a dedicated English Language Centre that offers English and Arabic programs to assist with your personal and professional development aspirations. Whether you’re studying for the purposes of education, employment, immigration, or even pleasure, the English Language Centre will help you to understand and develop the fundamental structure, grammar and vocabulary of your chosen language.

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Why choose UOWD College?

1.  All our instructors are qualified ESL/ASL teachers with many years of international training experience.

2.  We are accredited by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS) for our English language programs

3.  We provide and facilitate the following programs and tests:
            -  Foundation Studies Program

            -  Global English Skills
            -  Arabic Language Training
            -  IELTS Preparation Programs
            -  IELTS Test (Paper Based & Computer Based)
            -  OET Preparation
            -  OET Test
            -  Corporate Language Training

4.  We are an official international test centre for IELTS and also provide IELTS preparation courses in full-time, part-time and intensive modes

5.  Flexible class timings to suit your requirements

6.  Excellent learning facilities including a dedicated Computer Assisted Learning (CALL) lab which provides access to language tuition software that helps enhance the learning process.

7.  We offer a diverse campus community with more than 3,600 students representing more than 108 nationalities and our academic staff come from more than 50 countries around the globe.

8.  We also provide corporate language training for companies who want to enhance their employees' skills

Global English Skills

This general program is for students who want to improve their overall English Language Skills for everyday use, future study or work, or for those who wish to enrol for the UOWD English language skills program but do not fulfil the minimum English language requirements yet. The courses are 12 weeks (240 hours) and run each semester (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

Entry requirements: CEFR A1+/A2 IELTS 2.5 - 3.0
Cost: AED 11,760* (12 Weeks) | AED 7,350* (6 Weeks)
Term starts: 26 January 2020
Note: Price does not include text books.
*VAT inclusive

Part-Time Study

The three stages of the Global English Skills program (refer to The English Language Framework below) are also available in through part-time study. Each stages consists of 4 courses delivered over 4 evenings a week (Sunday to Wednesday) from 6:00pm–9:30pm.
Each course lasts for three and a half weeks.

Cost: AED 2,400 (VAT inclusive)
Term starts: 5 January 2020

IELTS Preparation (Intensive) Course

The IELTS Intensive Preparation Course is offered for students who have an advanced level of English but who don’t have much time! The course covers the development of strategies for the test and their practical application, making you test-ready in just two weeks.
Timings: 18:00 to 21:00
Price: Dhs 1,680 (incl. VAT)

IELTS Writing Masterclass

The IELTS Writing Masterclass is designed for IELTS General Training candidates who need help with their writing. The course will focus on Task 1 GT Letter Writing and Task 2 Essay Writing. Our Course Trainer will give candidates feedback on their writing throughout the course, as well as feedback on an IELTS practice writing test on the final day.
Timings: 18:30 to 21:30
Price: AED 997.5 (incl VAT)

IELTS Writing Masterclass Dates
2-6 February
1-5 March
12-16 April
10-14 May

Arabic Conversation Class

Studying in a group of like-minded people who are interested in learning Arabic for use in the workplace or simply for pleasure, our Arabic Language Training takes place two evenings per week for two hours per evening. You’ll be studying for a total of 16 hours over a four-week period.
Beginner: Classes will be held 19:00 - 21:00 (Sundays and Tuesdays)
Advanced: Classes will be held 19:00 - 21:00 (Mondays and Wednesdays)

Price: AED 840 (incl VAT)

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