English Foundation programme

The Foundation Programme Intensive English (FPIE) is a course designed to improve your English language capabilities. It is targeted towards individuals who do not have the required English language skills to allow them direct entry into university-level programmes.

Why enrol in this programme?

You will improve your overall English language skills with a view to studying at university level as well as obtaining an internationally accredited certificate of English language competence.

The FPIE prepares you to sit the Academic IELTS or the PTE (Pearson Test of English Academy).


IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) are the standard English language proficiency examinations which are accepted by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) for admission to colleges and universities in the UAE. Both IELTS and PTE are recognised globally and valid for two years.

Course outline

Academic IELTS is an English language test which assesses all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking, with the highest quality control and security procedures.

The PTE is the latest internationally accepted test of academic English to enter the market and is fully accredited by the MOHESR. It provides an overall score based on communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and enabling skills such as grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse).

The FPIE course focuses on the development of the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. At times these skills are taught separately and at other times the skills are integrated. Blended learning techniques are used which combines traditional face-to-face and online learning so that the online component becomes a natural extension of traditional classroom learning. The result is potentially a more robust educational experience than either traditional or fully online learning can offer.

You can normally expect to be entered by EAU for either IELTS Academic or PTE Academic at the end of the semester.

The course consists of the development of the four language skills

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

Mode of delivery

This programme is offered on full-time semester basis.


One semester.

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This course is Campus based
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1 semester
24,900 AED
Tuition Fees, 2,500 AED Registration Fee
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