English Language Programs

Professional Certificate in English Language Teaching (PCELT)

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Interested in taking the PCELT course? Check individual country offices for information about course availability.

AMIDEAST, the largest American provider of English language training in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has partnered with World Learning/SIT Graduate Institute—a U.S.-based global leader in teacher education—to launch a unique certificate program for teachers of English.

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English for General Purposes

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AMIDEAST is the leading American provider of English language training (ELT) in the Middle East and North Africa. Our English language training centers are administered by seasoned professionals and courses are taught by professionally-trained native and near-native speakers of American English.

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Teacher Development

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AMIDEAST trains English teachers and provides technical assistance and professional development resources to teachers engaged in primary, secondary, and tertiary educational institutions in the region.  Our teacher training programs focus on the development of student-centered teaching methods and strategies for emphasizing critical thinking skills in the learning process.

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English for Academic Opportunity

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AMIDEAST works with local institutions and education ministries to provide English language based training in communications skills, as well as mathematics and science, to help prepare students for success at the next level.  Most of these students are seeking to attend higher education institutions in the region or in the United States.

Program experience in this area includes:

University Preparatory Program (UPP)

In partnership with the King Faisal Foundation, AMIDEAST designed the UPP, a one-year program strong in science and mathematics that is designed to prepare promising Saudi high school graduates to gain entry to Alfaisal University and top higher educational institutions worldwide. Located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the program was launched in September 2007.  AMIDEAST has been involved in curriculum development, teacher recruitment, and overall management of the program.

English Language Support Program, King Faisal School (KFS)

AMIDEAST was contracted by the King Faisal School (KFS), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to provide English language assessment, teacher training, and teacher recruitment services supporting the school’s transition to an International Baccalaureate World School. In addition, AMIDEAST developed and delivered an English language enrichment program for students struggling with the demands of the English-medium education at KFS.

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English for Workforce Competence

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AMIDEAST trainers work with private companies, educational institutions, governmental agencies, and nongovernmental organizations to identify special training needs and develop programs tailored to meet them. In many cases, training covers a multi-year period, helping to build capacity needed in today’s competitive global environment.  Individual representatives are encouraged to contact country offices in the countries where they operate for additional information.

Some of the sectors in which we are engaged in contributing to workforce development include:

English Language Training for Air Traffic Controllers and Airline Pilots

AMIDEAST has worked with Tunisia’s air traffic controllers and pilots for nearly two decades to raise their proficiency in aviation English to the international aviation industry’s standards.

English Skills for Egyptian Tourism

Working with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and its tourism industry. AMIDEAST is improving the English language proficiency and cross-cultural skills of 100,000 front-line tourism workers as Egypt seeks to grow its international tourism sector.

English for International Agencies

Working with the European Commission and United Nations agencies, AMIDEAST is assisting local professionals in international organizations to improve their language proficiency to operate more effectively. 

For more information please contact our English Language Training Director, Helena Simas at Hsimas@amideast.org

 

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English Language Programs

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English language skills open doors of opportunity

Interest in learning English- the leading language of business communication across the region- is growing exponentially. Our programs assist students of all ages and backgrounds to acquire confidence in oral and written English.

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The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Preparation Course

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The GRE preparation course is designed to help students do their best on the GRE and to improve their chances of gaining admission to graduate school. This course is designed to build confidence and sharpen test-taking skills. By examining each area of the GRE in depth, students will know what to expect and be able to expect and set goals for improving their performance level. By the end of the course, students will be given a full practice test that simulates the GRE real exam.

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