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The Department of English Language Instruction (ELI) offers intensive, semi-intensive, and modular non-credit courses to prepare undergraduate and graduate students in academic English, critical thinking, and other academic skills that they will need at university. This is accomplished by highly qualified faculty using content-based and learner-centered approaches designed to align with courses at AUC and to empower learners.


The Department of English Language Instruction of the American University in Cairo, Academy of Liberal Arts is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2015 through August 2025 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA at 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314 or by calling 703.665.3400.

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    English 0210 is a valuable course, the aim of which is to improve students’ reading, writing and study skills in order to help them cope more confidently with freshman-level work.  
  Intensive Academic English Program for Undergraduates    Academic English for the Liberal Arts
Academic English for Graduates Program
  The Intensive Academic English Program (IEP) is specially designed to help incoming AUC students improve their English and academic skills necessary to pursue their studies effectively at AUC.
    The Academic English for Graduates Program offers intensive and modular courses for graduate students, depending on their level and needs, to prepare them for graduate study
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