Course Descriptions

Track 1: This course aims to raise students’ level of English from a basic level to one where they can communicate in simple tasks on familiar topics. This is achieved through intensive use of (short) texts, language support (grammar and lexis), and materials that explore content-based teaching. Overall, the course focuses on the development of basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as the development of basic grammar and vocabulary. This course is offered in Fall Semester only.

Track 2: This course aims to build a concrete background for the learners who are in the process of transitioning from being a basic language user into being a more independent one. It targets to raise learners’ level of English to a level where they can reasonably communicate in a variety of subjects within their field(s) of interest, which requires the students to understand enough to be able to meet the needs of a concrete type of conversation provided that speech is clearly articulated. This is achieved through intensive exploitation of (short) texts (written and spoken), language support (grammar and lexis), and materials that explore content-based teaching. This course is offered in Fall and Spring Semesters.

Track 3: This course aims to move students, whose level is beyond basic, to a more independent level, where they can communicate with some confidence on familiar topics and express thoughts on more abstract ones in spoken or written ways. This is achieved through intensive exploitation of longer and/or semi-academic texts (written and spoken), language support (grammar and lexis), and materials that explore content-based teaching. The course helps students to further develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as well as their linguistic competence. At this level, students start to improve their academic English skills and become more advanced in terms of fluency and accuracy. This course is offered in the Fall, Spring and Extended Spring Semesters.

Track 4: This course aims to raise students’ level of English to one where they can deal with familiar matters and/or semi-academic or academic content/texts with a degree of fluency and spontaneity. This is achieved through intensive exploitation of longer texts (written and spoken), language support (grammar and lexis), and materials that explore content-based teaching. Overall, the course focuses on the further development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through more advanced content and materials as well as the development of advanced grammar and vocabulary, while academic skills are explored. This course is offered in Fall, Spring and Extended Spring Semesters.

Track 5: This course focuses on the development of main academic skills learners are required to have achieved in their first year in faculties. The course aims to further develop learners’ English language competence in an intensive learning environment by using theme-based and technology supported materials so that they can read various academic content/texts, write and communicate fluently in academic context. This course is the highest level of the KHAS English Preparatory Program and is offered in Spring and Extended Spring Semesters.