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.

Language Centre

Enquire Now :

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:
            a.  Foundation Studies Program

            a.  UOWD English Language Program
            a.  Global English Skills
            a.  Arabic Language Training
            a.  IELTS Preparation Programs
            a.  IELTS Test
            a.  OET Preparation
            a.  OET Test
            a.  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

UOWD English Language Pathway

This program is for students who need to enhance their English language skills in order to progress to undergraduate programs. Entry to the course is at IELTS level 3.5-4.0/CFR A2+/B1. Students entering at a lower level, will join the Global English Skills program first before progressing to the UOWD English Language Pathway program.

The program is a 280 hour course delivered over 14 weeks and is taught by native speaker-level, highly qualified and experienced instructors. The first 12 weeks consist of grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing with an academic focus. The final two weeks focus specifically on preparation for the IELTS test.

Cost: AED 12,720* (14 Weeks)
Note: Price does not include text books.
*VAT inclusive

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: 3 February 2019
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: 25 November 2018

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 Intensive Dates
04 Nov - 15 Nov
02 Dec - 13 Dec

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
11 Nov - 15 Nov
09 Dec - 13 Dec

Arabic Language Training

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)

Arabic Language Training Dates
11 Nov - 06 Dec

IELTS Booster Course + Exam

• Receive training and feedback from expert trainers
• Specially designed for both general and academic training candidates
• Learn the tips and techniques to enhance performance

Duration: 2 weeks (Total 27 Hours)
Timings: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Course fee: AED 2,200*
Dates: 04 Nov - 15 Nov, 02 Dec - 13 Dec

This price is only applicable if the candidates book and pay for IELTS Course and IELTS test together*

Visit Block 14, Dubai Knowledge Park,  Call us at +971 4 278 1800 or Email us at

UOWD English Language PathwayIELTS Preparation (Intensive) CourseIELTS Writing MasterclassArabic Conversation ClassSpecial Offers