English Language Centre

English Language Centre

The English Language Centre aims to empower learners with English language proficiency and study skills through innovative learning techniques, quality instruction and a creative learning environment to fully participate in the college community and advance their academic and professional potential.

The Centre is characterized by the following:

A focus on all language skills

Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary & Grammar

400 hours directly

with teachers certified by the University of Cambridge

The number of weekly study hours is divided as follows:

  • 25 hours of in-person classes
  • 5 hours of self-study

4 counselling sessions

for each student

16 weeks

The duration of each level is 16 weeks / one full semester

The total number of hours is 500 divided into:

  • 400 hours of lessons
  • 100 hours of self-study

A focus on learning skills

Communication, Problem-solving, Time management, Organizational skills, & Collaboration

The 5-hour study day is divided into

  • 2.5 hours for reading and writing skills
  • 2.5 hours for speaking and listening skill

Extra hours of self-study exercises using:

  • Multiple interactive applications
  • E-Learning websites

The Academic English Centre is for those who aspire to

Improve their English for academic purposes

Complete their studies in private or foreign universities

Raise their score on the TOEFL and IELTS test

Service Procedures

  • Students take a placement test to determine their level.
  • he first placement test is to determine whether the student is level 1 or 2.
  • If the student’s level is higher than level 2, they take a second placement test to decide whether they are in level 3 or should be waived.
Applicants to ELC need to score the following to be admitted: Below is the score required for each level:
Level CEFR Oxford TOEFL iBT IELTS Linguaskill
Direct to Major (Freshman) High B1 B2 72 and above Must do writing 35 or above 5 or above (in all four skills) 154or above/B2 (At least B1 in all four skills)
ELC Level 3 B1 41-71 Must do writing 32 – 34 4.5 140–153
ELC Level 2 Higher A1 – A2 12-40 Must do writing 0-31 4 110–139
ELC Level 1 Pre-A1 – lower A1 0.1-11 NA NA 82–109

At Jeddah International College (JIC), we offer you an array of undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from. Our dedicated faculty and staff provide encouragement guidance to enable you to make the right choices.