Dean's Message to ELI Students
I would like to welcome you to the English Language Institute. At ELI, myself and the ELI team will do everything we can to help you become successful English language learners, meet your academic goals, and improve your life and career prospects. Please allow me to give you some insight into how ELI can help each and every one of you to do so.
ELI is the finest place to learn English in the region and one of the best places to learn it anywhere, and everything we do is designed to help you succeed. ELI teachers are qualified, experienced, and dedicated to providing you with the best quality teaching experience available. Our courses, teaching, and materials are especially designed for you and your particular learning styles and needs. The tests you take are carefully produced, well-structured, and entirely fair, and they allow us to measure and monitor your progress. Our academic support services and extra- curricular activities provide you with lots of ways and opportunities to practice and develop your language skills outside the classroom.
You should be proud of the excellent education available to you as students at one of the world’s best universities, and take personal responsibility for your studies in order to achieve your goals. Success in language learning, as in all important things in life, takes time and effort and the rewards, when they come, will indeed last a lifetime. With decades of experience, we know that our best students come on time to all their classes and actively participate in and enjoy class activities. Successful students should also take advantage of their teacher’s office hours, language clubs, and all the other ELI academic support services and facilities whenever they can. It is important to take ownership of your learning by regularly practicing English inside and outside of class and using as many opportunities as you can to use the language as much as possible. Always remember that you are learning a language and languages are for communication. Communicate in English as much as you can. In the end, the harder you work at learning, the more the fun and the greater the reward.
Remember my office and those of all ELI administrators are open to help and support you. If you have any questions or need help as a student here at ELI, your teacher is of course also always there for you. Please feel free to provide the administration with your ideas, suggestions, and comments any time during your stay with us. We always welcome insights from you on how we can help you achieve your goals.
Again, it gives us great pleasure to welcome you to our Institute, and we look forward to your continued success in everything you do here at ELI.
Dr. Abdullah Al-Bargi
Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics (Rhetoric & Composition)