The English program at our ESL Dept. is open to all non-native speakers of English who wish to develop their language skills, pursue their studies in higher education, or further their professional careers.

The program is based on an integrated-skill approach, and is designed to help our students get the best learning experience. Learning, to that effect, is pretty much student-centered and our teachers engage in best teaching practices.

During our students’ course of study, various language components and sub-skills are highlighted. For example, they learn in a Listening and Speaking class how to develop their note-taking strategies, deliver effective presentations, and take part in lively debates.


  • The academic year at MCBS is divided into three semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  • The English program comprises four levels that can be completed in four semesters.
  • Students aspiring to join a Bachelor’s program will also be required to do courses in applied mathematics and fundamentals of computing.

Welcome to the English as a Second Language Department at the Modern College of Business and Science. We proudly offer our students a great opportunity to improve their language skills. The ESL Deptartment offers both full daytime and evening English programs. We have been teaching English as a foreign language for more than 18 years, making us the Sultanate’s oldest private college. Welcome to the ESL Department. I wish you all an awesome experience.
Salah  Al-Hanshi
Salah Al-Hanshi
Director of the ESL and General Foundation Programs