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


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4




Exam Range



IELTS: up to2.5

TOEFL: up to 396

TOEFL iBT: up to18

IELTS: 3.0-4.0

TOEFL: 397-436

TOEFL iBT: 19-40

IELTS: 4.5-5.0

TOEFL: 437-499

TOEFL iBT: 41-64

IELTS: 5.5-6.0

TOEFL: 500-547

TOEFL iBT: 65-78




300 Hours

300 Hours

300 Hours

135 Hours


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15,000 AED


15,000 AED


15,000 AED


11,000 AED




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.



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.



The ELC also has evening classes available for those who work full time during the day and wish to improve their English. These classes are not for those seeking a degree. Classes begin at 18:00 and transportation is available for limited areas. Please contact us for further information.

In addition to courses, the ELC offers walk-in tutoring times for extra practice and help with course material and homework.



English Speaking and Conversation Class at RIT Dubai

Length: 20 hours over 3 weeks

Students will focus on their speaking and listening skills to improve their ability to communicate in English.

No grammar or writing

Improve your fluency with a native English instructor


Option 1                                                                                                    Option 2

November  2 – 20                                                                                      November 3 – 22

Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays                                                           Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

From 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM                                                                         From 6:00 to 8:00 PM and 9:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays


Only 2,000 AED

Includes registration fee of 200 AED and all materials

Upon completion of the course, a certificate of achievement will be awarded. Classes are for ages 15 and up. Classes are conducted on the campus of RIT Dubai in Dubai Silicon Oasis.

Booking (subject to availability):  Contact 04-371-2027 or email mdpcad@rit.edu to register for the class. 



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