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 always engage in best teaching practices.

During our students’ course of study, various language components and subskills are highlighted. For example, they learn in listening and speaking how to develop their note-taking strategies, deliver effective presentations, and take part in lively debates.

FACTS

  • 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.
Why MCBS? At MCBS, learning English is fun! In a multi-cultural environment such as ours, you will become more confident and learn to communicate effectively in English. With us, you will be M- motivated C-committed B-brilliant S-successful! Join MCBS, your passport to success!
Walid Fandi
Walid Fandi
Lecturer

Admission Requirements & Procedures

Delivery of Classes

Class Schedule

  1. Morning shift for levels one and two: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Afternoon shift for levels three and four: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  3. Evening shift: 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Contact hours

 

Fall  semester

Spring semester

Summer semester

LEVEL 1 & 2

15 weeks
(20 hours weekly)

15 weeks
(20 hours weekly)

14 weeks
(20 hours weekly)

LEVEL 3 & 4

15 weeks
(18 hours weekly)

15 weeks
(18 hours weekly)

14 weeks
(18 hours weekly)

Assessment: quizzes, assignments, class participation, final exams

Course passing mark: 70% / a grade of “C”

Courses

LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4

ENGL 0011 
Listening and Speaking
ENGL 0012
Reading and Writing
ENGL 0013
Grammar
ORNT 001
Orientation I

ENGL 0021 
Listening and Speaking
ENGL 0022
Reading and Writing
ENGL 0023
Grammar
ORNT 002
Orientation II

ENGL 0031 
Listening and Speaking
ENGL 0032
Reading and Writing
ENGL 0033
Grammar

ENGL 0041 
Listening and Speaking
ENGL 0042
Reading and Writing
ENGL 0043
Grammar

Students who are planning to pursue degree studies, need to take additional courses in mathematics (Level 3 and 4) and computing (Level 4). Those courses are designed to ensure the general mathematical and computing skills of students entering to degree programs.

Math 10 
Basic Mathematics
LEVEL 3
This course is assessed for arithmetic, understanding of Coordinate systems, elementary handling methods of mathematical calculations without the use of calculator. Topics include fundamentals of algebra, linear equations, inequalities, exponents, polynomial, solving and graphing equations of lines. contact hours: 48
assessment: quizzes, Student-teacher office hours, midterm test, final exam
passing mark: 60%
Math 20 /Math 21
Applied/Pure Mathematics
LEVEL 4
Applied Mathematics is focused for students entering to higher education in Business, Education, Linguistic, Social sciences etc. The topics covered in Applied Mathematics are Basic Algebra, commercial Mathematics and some basic concepts of Statistics.
Pure Mathematics is designed to cater the need of students entering to Engineering, Sciences, and Health Sciences etc. The topics covered are Basic Algebra, Basic Trigonometric Concepts, Basic Probability and Statistics and related application problems.
contact hours: 48
assessment: quizzes, Student-teacher office hours, midterm test, final exam
passing mark: 60%
COSC 10 Fundamentals of Computing
LEVEL 4
The course introduces the basic concepts of data processing and explains computer based information systems in general. The course covers the documentation, spreadsheet manipulation, creating presentations and fundamentals of computer networks and internet. contact hours: 48
assessment: quizzes, assignments, Student-teacher office hours, midterm test, project , final exam
passing mark: 60%

I had a great experience while I was in the English Foundation program at MCBS. I liked the teachers who taught me. They used very creative ways of teaching.
Mohammed Al-Badi, Student

GFP Faculty

All of the English language instructors have advanced degrees or certificates in teaching English and are eager to help students elevate their English language to a great success. Besides Omani instructors, many instructors are from America, Canada, Europe and Asia, which allows students to experience other cultures.

Working as an EFL dept. at MCBS has been rewarding; it has added to my perspective, sharpened my skills, and enriched my experience. What I appreciate most about working with ESL team is working closely with faculty to support students' learning.
Rahma Al Amri
Rahma Al Amri
Lecturer