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English Language Centre

The English Language Centre (ELC) serves as a hub for IOU’s students, offering tailored programs to improve their English language proficiency and further excel in their academic pursuits. Our primary objective is to empower our students by assessing their current English language levels, identifying areas for improvement, and providing comprehensive English courses to improve their language proficiency required for success in IOU’s degree programs and beyond.


English for Academic Purposes Placement Test
English Support Course
English Preparatory Programme


Our mission is to empower students with the language skills necessary to excel in their academic pursuits, professional careers, and global interactions. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and immersive English language education that not only prepares students for academic success but also for their future careers, where English proficiency is often a critical asset.


  • Enhance English Proficiency
    Our primary goal is to equip students with the language proficiency required to succeed in their degree programmes. We aim to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills, ensuring they can confidently communicate in English and excel in their academic pursuits.
  • Bridge the Gap
    We strive to bridge the language proficiency gap for students who do not meet the English language requirements for IOU’s degree programmes. Through our courses, we enable them to reach the required level of proficiency.
  • Assess English Proficiency
    To ensure students are placed in appropriate English courses, we offer online English language placement tests. Our goal is to accurately assess students’ language proficiency levels and place them in the right course.
  • Provide High-Quality Instruction
    We are committed to delivering high-quality instruction through experienced and qualified educators. Our goal is to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

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