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The English branch in brief:

The English Language branch is the oldest branch of the Military language institute. The branch started providing courses in English in 1968 with a highly qualified cadre, adopting a teaching methodology which incorporated theory and practice through the use of computerized language labs. The teaching staff is made of the finest and the most adept instructors who use modern teaching aids which create a conducive environment for the students.

English is taught in accordance with the latest teaching methods that are used in the most modern foreign language schools. The ALC syllabus used in teaching English is considered one of the best syllabi because it addresses different language skills through the use of audio and video tapes. The teaching resources available are so diverse. The communicative approach to teaching English in addition to the culture awareness classes given by native speakers have created a real-life situations that help students develop their language skills and potentials.


Course title Duration
Basic English Language Course / officers 23 weeks
Basic English Language Course/ NCOs 23 weeks
Advanced English Language Course / officers 12 weeks
English Language Translation Course / Officers 12 weeks
English Refresher Qualifying Course / NCOs 6 weeks
English Refresher Qualifying Course / UNMOs 4 weeks

Classification of participants in Basic English Courses:

Starting 2013 , participants will be classified according to an entry test scores into levels as follows:

assigned ALC BKs
Basic ( level 1 )
23 weeks
11 - 24
Intermediate ( level 2 )
16 weeks
16-24 + ( 11+12 )
Advanced ( level 3 )
12 weeks
19 -24


The curriculum that is used in teaching English is designed to meet the international standards, and is constantly updated through adopting the latest edition of the curriculum issued by the native country. So, it is a ccomprehensive curriculum which covers all aspects and skills of the target language. Additional language activities and exercises to guarantee better acquisition of the material are included in the curriculum as well. Curricula are provided to participants free of charge.

Course Syllabus
The Basic English Course
  • ALC book 11-24
The Advanced English Course
  • ALC 25-30
  • Advanced grammar/language patterns
  • Phonology lessons
  • Military terms and expressions
  • Presentations
The Translation Course
  • "Translation with reference to English and Arabic: A practical guide”
  • Selected military, literary, political and journalistic translation subjects
  • Review of English Arabic Grammar
English for special purposes
  • Campaign 1, 2, 3
Refresher Course
  • ALC 11.12
  • Grammar

Instructor Qualifying Courses

English is taught at the language institute by a group of qualified instructors who have BA, MA, and PhD degrees in English language and literature. The policy of the institute mandates that all instructors receive language training at distinguished institutes all over the world in order to be efficient and highly qualified. The Courses are the following.

  1. Basic American English Language Course (BALIC) USA.
  2. Basic English Language Course (Canada)
  3. Advanced American English Language Course (ALIC) USA.
  4. English Teachers Course (Canada)
  5. Train the Trainers course (UK )
  6. Advanced language Proficiency skills (ALPS) (USA)

Cooperation and Exchange Programs with Friendly Countries:

The Language Institute has a wide network of cooperation with numerous teaching institutions such as: the Defense Language Institute (USA), the Defense School of Languages (UK). Due to the high level of professionalism and excellence that the Institute has gained in more than four decades in language teaching, it is now part of a teacher-expertise- exchange program with the above mentioned institutions..

Teaching Techniques and Assessment:

The institute follows the most fundamental teaching methods which are used in the most distinguished language institutes .These teaching techniques focus on classroom dialogues that urge the students to participate and interact with the teacher as well as the other students. Language labs and the internet are also used to expose language materials to the students. The institute also administers evaluation tests which include listening comprehension section which requires the students to increase and develop their speaking and comprehension skills.

Tests Computerization:

The Institute has started computerized English test project which is due to be completed shortly. The project is seen as a quantum leap in the assessment process. It will raise the integrity and the transparency of the tests and the evaluation process. It will also keep the Institute up-to-date with the latest developments and  the field of testing and assessment.




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