English courses (FPEL)

In the English Language Foundation Programme, there are six courses that represent six levels. Each course lasts one semester and each week has 18 teaching hours (except for FPEL0604 which has 10 teaching hours). Students' results in these courses are not counted in their GPA. These courses are given to the students whose credit college courses are taught (fully or partially) in the English language.

These colleges are: Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture and Marine Sciences, Economics and Political Science, Medicine and Nursing Sciences, Law, some majors in the College of Education (English, Science & Mathematics, Educational Technology, and Pre-School Education). In addition to these, English Language and Literature, Translation, Tourism, Mass Media, Information Studies, Geography and Musicology in the College of Arts and Social Sciences are also included.

FPEL Curriculum Document  




Very Important Notes

  • In order for a student to move from one level to a higher level in FPEL courses, s/he has to pass with at least a grade of (C-). 
  • If a student scores Band 5 in IELTS (with a minimum of 4.5 per skill) or a total of 61 in TOEFL IBT, s/he can present the certificate to the IELTS Centre in LC for the possibility of being exempted from completing the English Foundation Program. Students with lower scores are not allowed to ask for exemption.

Description

Course

Is a semester-long Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course, which covers basic grammar, vocabulary and skills work on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students are also introduced to the fundamental study skills necessary to succeed at university. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid- and end of semester.

FPEL 0120

Is a semester-long FPEL course which students enter at an elementary level of English proficiency. The course takes a skills-based approach, with a strong focus on language use in the writing lessons. Study skills are further developed and students give a presentation. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid- and end of semester.

FPEL 0230

Is a semester-long FPEL course which students enter at a pre-intermediate level of English proficiency. The course further develops all general English language skills and introduces students to basic note-taking while listening to lectures. Students give two presentations. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid- and end of semester.

FPEL 0340

Is a summer (FPEL) course, which students enter at a pre-intermediate level of English proficiency. The four main language skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking - are further developed in this course. Students give one presentation on a subject researched on line. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid-and end of semester.

FPEL 0400

Is a semester-long Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course which covers the general basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course also continues to consolidate study skills which are necessary for college work. The second half of the course draws upon language-usage specific to students’ specializations. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations at mid- and end of semester.

FPEL 0450

Is taught in summer. It covers the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the context of students’ specializations. The course also continues to consolidate study skills necessary for college work and introduces the skills students need for writing a 500-word report. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations.

FPEL 0500

Is a semester-long Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course which covers the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the context of students’ specializations. The course also continues to consolidate study skills necessary for college work and equip students with skills crucial for writing a 500-word report. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations at mid- and end of semester.

FPEL 0560


Is taught for a whole semester. The FPEL0604 is taught 10 hours a week. It is a Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course which covers the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the context of students’ specializations.

The course also consolidates study skills which are necessary for college work, and equips students with skills crucial for writing a 500-word report. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations. FPEL 0600 is offerd in summer.

FPEL 0600/
FPEL 0603/
FPEL 0604