Director’s Message

Welcome to the English Language Centre (ELC). The ELC is a place for you to learn skills required for achieving your academic and professional goals through enhancing your language and communication skills. Our courses aim to enhance language and critical thinking skills to enable you to competently cope with the cross disciplinary course material in English. These courses are designed in the blended mode ensuring quality instruction in both face to face and online mode of teaching. We realize that strong language skills are key to student success. A Language Skills Centre, a blend of a Language Lab and a Self-Access Centre based on international standards provides extra support to help you develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills along with the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Our faculty members are focused on helping each student excel in their academic quest and we look forward to seeing you in our classes soon, to help you maximize your potential at the University of Central Punjab.

Ms. Nadra Huma Quraishi
Director,  English Language Centre

 

Overview

The English Language Centre (ELC) was established in June 2019 and started offering classes from October 2019. The ELC catered to 5862 students across 8 Faculties during the Fall 2019 semester and this number is continuously growing. The Centre aims to enhance students’ language and critical thinking skills to enable them to competently cope with the course material in English, across disciplines.
To ensure that the students are acquiring the required academic skills, the curriculum is regularly reviewed and revised according to the emerging learning needs. The ELC encourages the use of the blended approach through Skill based Language Teaching in the courses being offered. Student’s progress is monitored through continuous assessments throughout the semester.
Student support is supplemented through the Language Skills Centre, based on a blend of a Language Lab and a Self-Access Centre model, to improve the students’ English language proficiency. Students can enroll in the Skills Centre through referral as well as by their own choice. Their progress is charted through portfolio assessment.

Pedagogy is key to fostering effective learning. The ELC provides teachers opportunities for Continuous Professional Learning and Development to enhance the teaching-learning process at UCP. For this purpose, a Mentoring Team of experienced teachers is in place who works on improving teaching quality through observation and feedback.

The Centre prides itself in building strong academic local and global linkages and the instructors at ELC are engaged in research projects at both national and international levels.

To promote a learning culture, the ELC organizes workshops, seminars, conferences, webinars, and discussion forums that offer sustainable learning environment to teachers, envisioned in the betterment of the students at UCP.

In order to provide strong cross functional support, the ELC Team extends editing support to various departments as required. They also work closely with the Career Services Office to help students in resume writing.
The ELC welcomes all new entrants and hopes to continue to make a positive difference and help maximize the learners’ potential at the University of Central Punjab through its future activities.