The English Language skills program at JTI aims to help trainees achieve proficiency in communicative use of contemporary English . The program is delivered in digitized classrooms and state-of-the-art computer labs. The method of instruction is based on communicative approach to language teaching involving the use of real-life situations that necessitate communication among students or between facilitators and trainees. The program, which is benchmarked against IELTS, is divided into 4 levels: Level 1 BSEL 103, Level 2 BSEL 204, Level 3 BSEL 305 and Level 4 BSEL 406.
The English Language Program constitutes a large part of the first phase of students’ academic life at JTI. Since English is the medium of instruction in all the specialization subjects, the section tries to help the students develop communication skills in English which include listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses in reading help students to understand written texts, develop a wider vocabulary, read critically, and think analytically.
Students’ fluency in spoken and written English is developed through lessons in effective oral and written communication. Exercises in taking notes from lectures and written materials, synthesizing notes from various sources, and preparing for and answering different types of examinations help develop effective study skills among the students. The section indeed reflects the institute’s commitment to providing quality industrial training to its students in response to their needs.
What is our Vision?
To equip students with enough language skills for successful careers in Jubail Industrial City and beyond in an environment where student learning success is high valued, supported, and continually assessed.
What is our Mission?
- To engage & motivate students through stimulating & collaborative language teaching practices.
- To provide technology-based language programs for personal & professional development.
- To develop English competencies recognized for employment and advancement in high-growth industries.
- To develop & deliver curricula & advance scholarship relevant to emerging technologies & social conditions.
What are the core Objectives ?
- To help students achieve the communicative use of contemporary English for practical purposes.
- To help students extend their general language proficiency.
- To help them understand and respond to instructions in their classrooms and work environment.
- To help them use English as a tool for study and prepare them for their future careers.
What is the Program Structure?
The English Language Program is divided into four levels. Each level covers a period of eight weeks. After taking the Admission Test, a student may be admitted to Level 1 or placed conditionally in the Pre-Entry Level (Scores below 60). At the end of eight weeks, Pre-Entry Level students will take the Admission Test again. If they meet the Institute’s minimum requirement, they will be formally admitted to the ELP. On the other hand, a Placement Examination will determine if Level 1 students can be promoted to higher levels or be asked to repeat the same quarter.
How is Evaluation and Assessment done?
Student performance is evaluated through a series of exams and quizzes. There are two quizzes, a mid-quarter exam and a final exam at each level. Students’ performance on CALL, Oral, and Homework assignments is evaluated on a weekly basis for eight weeks.