English Language Center Classes

The English Language Center offers classes to prepare students for their academic studies. Our small, coeducational classes allow you the opportunity to focus on improving your English. By working alongside students from around the world, you will broaden your educational and personal experiences and see what a truly global campus RIT Dubai is. 

The minimum English language entry requirement for study at RIT Dubai on the TOEFL is 79 on the iBT, 213 on the computer based exam, and 550 on the paper based exam. The minimum IELTS score requirement is 6.5. These requirements have been set by RIT New York and the U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR). RIT Dubai accepts IELTS Academic score only, not General. 

 

Level 1

Basic

Level 2

Beginner

Level 3

Intermediate

Level 4

Advanced**

Academic

Reading and Writing 1*

Academic

Reading and Writing 2*

 

 

Exam Range

 

 

 

IELTS: to 2.5

TOEFL:  to 393

TOEFL iBT: to 18

IELTS: 3.0-4.0

TOEFL: 397-437

TOEFL iBT: 19-40

IELTS: 4.5-5.0

TOEFL: 440-497

TOEFL iBT: 41-64

IELTS: 5.5-6.0

TOEFL: 500-547

TOEFL iBT: 65-78

IELTS: 5.0

TOEFL: 500-510

TOEFL iBT: 65-71

IELTS: 5.5-6.0

TOEFL: 513-543

TOEFL iBT: 72-78

 

Hours

 

300 Hours

300 Hours

300 Hours

300 Hours

90 Hours

90 Hours

 

Daily Hours

 

4

4

4

4

2

2

 

Days per week

 

5

5

5

5

3

3

 

Weeks

 

15

15

15

15

15

15

 

Cost

 

15,000 AED

(40 AED/ hour with scholarship)

15,000 AED

(40 AED/ hour with scholarship)

15,000 AED

(40 AED/ hour with scholarship)

15,000 AED

(40 AED/ hour with scholarship)

9,500 AED

9,500 AED

ELC SCHOLARSHIP

Earn up to 20% off your tuition with an ELC Scholarship!

Enroll in the English Language Program at RIT Dubai and become eligible for the ELC Scholarship. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age
  2. Be in good academic standing with at least a 65% average
  3. Participate in a personal interview

Applicants will need to submit their school records for review, and the interview can be held in person or via phone.

English for Professionals Evening Class

Increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and build your English communication skills for everyday situations with the English for Professionals Evening Class at RIT Dubai.  The class has two sections in order to spend the necessary time to improve your English.  This class is excellent for students who have studied English but need to practice with a native English speaker to improve their fluency and pronunciation. It is expected that students have a higher level of English proficiency for the class. A free English placement exam is available.

Section A

Start: January 31 to March 10, 2016

Section B

Start: March 27 to May 5, 2016

Duration: 6 weeks for each section for a total of 12 weeks

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 6:30 P.M to 9:30 P.M.

Total hours: 36 for each section for a total of 72 hours

Location: RIT Dubai, Dubai Silicon Oasis

Cost: 2,800 AED for each section and includes materials. If you pay for both classes in advance, the cost will be 5,300 AED.  

Description: The atmosphere is informal, helping students to relax and contribute. The class will focus on all skill areas needed for the workplace: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  The class includes areas such as PowerPoint presentations and email writing with related vocabulary and other skills.

As with any language course, it is advised that students take both sections in order to have the time and experience in improving thier English. 

Please note: There is a minimum number of 7 students required to run the course.

Evening English for RIT Dubai Graduate Students

Students who have been admitted to RIT Dubai graduate program but have not met RIT’s language proficiency prerequisites can study in the English Language Center until they are able to meet RIT’s requirements.  The student is still required to take the TOEFL/IELTS exam upon completion in order to be fully admitted to RIT Dubai.
 
Days: 2 nights a week 
 
Length: 10 weeks
 
Total hours: 60
 
Timing: 18:00 P.M. to 21:00 P.M. 
 
Cost: 4,000 AED and includes all materials
 
Location: RIT Dubai, Dubai Silicon Oasis
 
Description: This academic preparation class helps students gain the advanced academic English skills they need to succeed in their graduate studies at RIT Dubai.  As English is the language of instruction, the focus of this course is to help students to meet the English requirements set by RIT Dubai and prepare them for the academic rigor of graduate coursework. 
 
This class will include the following: advanced English grammar, academic reading and writing, TOEFL/IELTS test preparation, and oral communication skills such as public speaking and group discussion. 

INTENSIVE PROGRAM

Full-time English for Academic Purposes preparing students for university study

  • Level 1--BASIC: This level is for students with very little English skills or exposure to the language. The focus of the course is to increase vocabulary and understanding of basic grammar and to practice the spelling and pronunciation of English.
  • Level 2--BEGINNER: This level is for students who have some comprehension of English. The courses focus on reading, writing and speaking skills at a simple level.
  • Level 3--INTERMEDIATE: This level introduces English academic skills and is for students who need more study about and practice using English.
  • Level 4--ADVANCED: Students at this level work on English skills necessary for academic work at the college and university level.

Each course includes the following areas: 

WRITING and READING: the study of academic reading and writing

SPEAKING and LISTENING: practicing presentations and lecture note-taking

LANGUAGE ANALYSIS and ACCURACY: the study of grammar form, use, and meaning

INQUIRY-BASED LANGUAGE TASKS: understanding language use by developing projects

These classes are open to all interested students. If you are interested in improving your English but not pursuing a degree, then the ELC can still help you achieve your goals.

CLASS PLACEMENT

New students are tested and placed according to a series of tests:

  1. The MTELP (Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency) tests reading, grammar, and vocabulary.
  2. A short interview  
  3. A writing sample
  4. Conditionally-admitted RIT students may be pre-placed by TOEFL or IELTS scores