The English Language Center (ELC) was established at BUC in 2018. The ELC works in collaboration and cooperation with various departments and colleges of the University to encourage students to develop their English language skills in support of their academic and professional lives. The ELC offers several English courses for general, academic, and special purposes, along with a range of elective courses. These courses meet the needs of university students in all disciplines and colleges, as well as other training courses that serve the students, faculty, and overall community members.
The English Language Center is located on the basement (B) level of the Administrative Building and is wheelchair accessible.
Saturdays-Thursdays 8:30 am-5:00 pm
To push beyond the boundaries of limitations and exceed in providing a high-quality English language learning program to students enrolled in all faculties and programs at BUC.
The ELC mission is to prepare university students to effectively engage in the delivery of instruction in the English language in relevant fields of study; to support students in the effective use of English as their primary means of communication; and to promote and encourage the successful acquisition of the English language for personal, academic, and professional purposes.
Please read the following policies to understand and become familiar with the ELC practices.
In 2019, BUC announced its partnership with America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) Egypt resulting in raising the benchmark for its admission against international standards. AMIDEAST, the exclusive provider of ETS assessment in the MENA region, is a private American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development assistance. BUC is proud to make use of AMIDEAST expertise to provide the TOEIC Bridge and the TOEIC Exam for all university graduates.
In 2019, BUC entered into a partnership with America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) Egypt, which effectively and positively raised the benchmark for meeting and exceeding international standards in the field of English language learning. AMIDEAST is a private American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training, and development assistance and is the exclusive provider of ETS assessment in the MENA region, BUC is proud to make use of the vast experience and expertise AMIDEAST offers to provide the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Bridge program and the TOEIC exam for all BUC graduates.
No, the ELC does not award course credit for its English language learning program. Since there are no associated course numbers for ELC classes, there is no credit awarded. If a student scores well enough on the final exam (if the proficiency level meets, or exceeds, what is required by the respective college or school), the ELC will request a waiver of the foreign language requirement from the college or school.
If a student achieves a score higher (where) than the courses that we offer at the ELC, they can receive a language waiver. However, the student will still need to sit for an exit TOEIC Exam, prior to graduation.
The ELC does not have practice exams or test preparation materials. The best way to prepare is to practice reading, listening, and speaking of the language.
Exams are held in the ELC Laboratory, located in Rooms 013 and 014 for exams in the basement of the Administrative Building. ELC staff will arrange days and times during regular operating hours for students to take the exam.
The time for tests depends on the source or type of the test. For instance, students are allowed up to 2 hours for the TOEIC Bridge Entry Exam. Check with staff prior to beginning an exam for time limits.
The amount of time varies, depending on the test vendor. The entire process can take up to a week for online test results.
No, students can not retake a language exam.