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Fall  2019 – 2020

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Fall  2019 – 2020

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Fall  2019 – 2020

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Summer 2019

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Spring 2019

Registration starts on Monday February 4th, 2019

ELC Announcements

Fall 2018-2019

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Spring 2018

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Fall 2017

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Dear Students,

You can understand how the test works by trying the free Cambridge English Placement Test online demo. This version of the test is a great way of seeing what the test looks like and what students are asked to do.

Go to: www.metritests.com/metricatestdelivery/Assessment/Assignment?test=cept_demo
Follow the instructions and start the sample test.

​Note: You MUST TRY the CEPT sample test before taking the actual one in order to make sure you are aware of the testing procedures. Failure to take the tutorial may affect your test result.

ELC announcements

The British Council-Pharos University Partnership

The British Council has signed partnership agreement with Pharos University in Alexandria. This collaboration will focus primarily on IELTS, with a monthly test session on the university campus from August onwards, potentially opening doors to more opportunities for their 12,000+ student base. The university sees this as a means to improving the English language capability of their students, and may consider making IELTS an exit test for some undergraduate programmes with this in mind.

In addition, Aptis will be adopted for scholarships this year, with the potential to extend to all admissions next year – they have an annual intake of 5000 students. The agreement also includes special deals with the Teaching Centre for PUA students and staff.

Pharos University President Professor Mahmoud Mohyeldin commented at the signing ceremony: “We are proud to have the relationship with the British Council, and looking forward to more cooperation.” Jeff Streeter added: ““I am delighted that this agreement gives the opportunity for more students Alexandria to take Aptis or IELTS, thereby proving their English level and improving their opportunities for further study.”

British Council-Pharos

PUA English English Courses announces:

  • Free General English classes in July
  • You must be 16+
  • Come for a placement test SUN to THURS 9:00 to 2:00
  • For queries, call 033877342/ 347/ 231
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English Language Centre (ELC)

Pharos University in Alexandria (PUA) and Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding starting May 2016, a collaboration and partnership of a first in Egypt and with private universities. This partnership is clear evidence reflecting how both PUA and NILE share the same goals and passion for teacher training and professional development.

NILE is a specialist institution focusing on all aspects of training and professional development for language teachers, trainers and other education professionals, including consultancy on educational projects worldwide. NILE has trained over 40,000 teachers of English worldwide since 1995 and has developed training programmes for clients from a wide range of countries, including Colombia, Brazil, Turkey, Algeria, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland in the last eighteen months.

NILE will be offering the whole range of learning opportunities (face to face and online courses) for PUA staff to prosper in their professional development.

Check NILE’s courses (www.nile-elt.com)

For more information on registering for a NILE course, and benefiting from discounts offered, contact PUA English Language Centre SUN to THURS 8:30 to 3:30 or via email elc@pua.edu.eg

Final exam time table. Final exam spring 2016 timetable edit

Visit of Mr. Jason Ivory, UK Trade and Investment Director

Mr. Jason Ivory, UK Trade and Investment Director and Mrs. Heba Mohamed, Deputy Director at UK Consulate General, paid a visit to Pharos University on 20thApril, 2016. The guests were welcomed by Prof. Magda El Massik, Vice-President for International Relations &Quality Assurance, Prof Nazek Fahmy, Dean of the faculty of Languages and Translation, Prof. Nadia Touba, faculty of Languages and Translation, Mrs. Abeer Okaz, Director of the English Centre and Mrs. Rania Bassiouney, Coordinator of International Affairs at the faculty of Languages & Translation.

Dr Magda gave a brief on all international activities taking place at PUA and all current and future partnerships with universities in the UK. It was evident that Mr Jason was impressed by the hard work being put into strengthening the UK Egypt relationship. He also mentioned that PUA could send him any other fields they would like to cooperate with British universities in details, and he can help to match the most suitable British Universities to Pharos university needs.

Dr Magda ended the meeting by showing her gratitude to Mr Jason’s initiation to support PUA.

  • Edinburgh College English for Tourism-Group Programme

 

In view of PUA continuous efforts to upgrade its students English language proficiency, PUA International Relations Administration in cooperation with PUA English Language Centre proudly announce launching an exclusive package for the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management students to spend 25 days in Edinburgh College, UK, during the period from 4- 29 July 2016.

Students will receive intensive English courses to enhance their spoken and linguistic abilities in a professional Tourism context, and participate in the socio-cultural events integrated within the programme.

  • For information on the programme, please Click here.
  • For application form, please Click here
  • For registration and more information, please contact the English Language Centre: Room D133- First floor, 0.2Social Studies and Humanities Building.

University of Leicester English for Medics Summer Programme

In view of PUA continuous efforts to upgrade its students English language proficiency PUA International Relations Administration in cooperation with PUA English Language Centre proudly announce launching an exclusive package for PUA Medical students to spend 18 days in University of Leicester, UK During the period from 8- 26 August2016.
Students will receive intensive English courses to enhance their spoken and linguistic abilities in Medical English, and participate in the socio-cultural events integrated within the programme.

For registration and more information, please contact the English Language Centre: Room D133- First floor, Social Studies and Humanities Building.

All the warnings of Fall 2015 , Click here

Now Hiring Full Time English Instructors for the Spring 2016 semester

The English Language Centre (ELC) at Pharos University in Alexandria is currently recruiting instructors to teach English as a foreign language to undergraduate students.
Candidates who major in English, with teaching experience and a commitment to professional improvement are encouraged to apply and submit an updated resume.

 

  • Location: First floor of the Social Studies and Humanities Building- Room D133- D135
  • Email: elc@pua.edu.eg
  • Tel: 002-0338-77342 / 002-0338-77231

 

Warnings 1 and 2 and Denials up to Week 7 , please Click here

Ahmed Fatthi, an ELC English instructor, conducted a Teaching Training session about “Student Engagement and Elicitation Techniques” on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 in the English Language Centre. Around twelve teachers attended the session and participated in the discussion. This training session is one of many conducted weekly in the ELC; and is supervised by the ELC Professional Development Unit. For more teaching tips, follow us on https://www.facebook.com/Cambridge.CELTA.Alexandria

English Language Centre will continue lectures after Mid-term Exams as follows:

Fall 2015 Warnings 1-2 , please Click here

  • The ELC is announcing the beginning of new courses during evening time. If you are interested in our courses, please visit our Test Prep. Courses tab.

elc announcements

Why did you go to PUA for student exchange?

The chance to visit Africa, and more specific an Arab country with so much history as Egypt has, made the decision very easy. PUA offered the necessities and quality needed for my bachelor thesis to be conducted.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange lasted 8 weeks in total.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

Prof. Andrew Martin from KTH scouted for students to participate in a collaboration with PUA and KTH, me and my colleagues applied and were accepted.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH?

The difference is a more direct contact or line of communication in PUA compared to KTH. The relationships between pupils and professors are more personal than in KTH. Moreover, the learning is more of a practical character in PUA than in KTH, where the approach is often more theoretical and is conducted to bring discussion.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

They have been excellent in supporting all causes, the communication line is very clear and everyone, including students, are very generous and show great hospitality. Our Egyptian colleagues, whom we collaborate with, have excellent knowledge in their field and are easy to discuss with.

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Why did you go to (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) for staff exchange?

The main objectives of this mobility are:
- Explore the master program in Electrical Engineering in KTH.
- Investigate the availability of joint undergraduate projects submission.
- Acquire new teaching and learning skills from KTH.
- Reinforcement the cooperation between KTH and PUA.

How long was the exchange period?

A month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

Through a presentation in front of the vice president and the international relations coordinator of PUA University. The presentation includes my goals to this grant of the Erasmus+ staff mobility program and this is done after the submission of the motivation letter and my CV to them.

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Why did you go to the School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland for staff exchange?

I consider the visit to the School of Pharmacy, UEF, as a lifetime experience that I believe it is a milestone in my career. It is a significant opportunity to discover innovative and different teaching and research techniques as well as to explore new foreign culture that is definitely motivational and very inspirational to my career

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was 8 days

How have you been chosen to this visit?

The journey started after my motivation letter was selected by Prof. Dr. Maged ElGhazouly, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing. I was one of 5 lecturers who were chosen to present their motivations to contribute in such exchange program in front of Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Mohey ElDin, President of Pharos University in Alexandria and Prof. Dr. Nourhan Fanaky, Vice President for Education and Students Affairs.

How do studies and researches at School of Pharmacy, University of Eastern Finland differ in comparison to your previous experience?

I think they are different in the time and resources available for their research. In addition, most of them are working as a multidisciplinary team which collaborate together for successful publications

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Why did you go to KTH for staff exchange?

To gain more experience about teaching methods, to get introduced to a new culture, to widen my professional network, to know more about the curriculum of the courses in the KTH and compare it to ours in PUA. My main mission was about the BIM courses to transfer the way of teaching and to know all the courses that are taught in the KTH as PUA is starting to teach this new technology.

How long was the exchange period?

It was one month.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I have been chosen through a process that started by a call to all the staff members for whoever wants to submit a motivation letter to be chosen. Then there was an interview with the faculty of engineering dean and head of departments. Then there was an interview with the head of international relations and the representatives of university’s president.

How do studies and researches at KTH differ in comparison to your previous experience?

It differs a lot as the number of years for the university education at the KTH are 3 for bachelor degree and most of the students there continue post graduate studies for 2 years to complete their master’s degree. One of the great differences is that all the master or PhD thesis are concerned with the industry to solve problems or to renovate the technology of construction.

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Why did you go to (Royal Institue of Technology KTH) for staff exchange?

My trip was part of a grant of the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Program. The main purpose of the trip was to adopt new teaching methods, interactive learning methods and assessment methods. In addition, visit the laboratories and workshops. Another personal purpose was to network with people interested in the field of my PhD research and exchange knowledge with them.

How long was the exchange period?

The exchange period was for 10 days.

How have you been chosen to this visit?

I applied for it at the PUA. The application included a motivation letter, my CV and a valid IELTS certificate. Then I have done a presentation on the purpose of my application to this visit. The attendees of the presentation were the Vice President of the PUA and the International Relations Coordinator at the PUA.

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Why did you go to (KTH)for staff exchange?

I went there as a part of ICM program among the agreement between KTH and PUA

How long was the exchange period?

10 days

How do studies and researches at (KTH) differ in comparison to your previous experience?

There educaltional system consists of 3-years program BSc and 2 years Msc. The computer and electrical engineering are merged in one schoo;

Did (KTH) staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate

Yes,

Could you describe a regular day as a student or teacher at (KTH)?

Student : attend lectures and lab sessions Teacher : give lectures, participate in meetings related to research projects

What was the best part of your experience at (KTH)?

Meeting with master programs directors and advanced abs

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Being best authentic private university in Alexandria with highly qualified cooperative Teaching staff from professors to demonstrators is reason enough for anyone to join your University.

Why did you go to (University of Eastern Finland) for student exchange?

In my opinion, the university announced for scholarship was a great opportunity to discover their teaching methods and facilities whilst still student in PUA, as well as experience first-hand the European scandanavian culture.

How long was the exchange period?

About four months since 3rd/sept/2018 to 20th/dec/2018

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By assessing applicant English proficiency, recommendation letter from my professors, motivation letter and interviews was also done to assess student social and academic background as well as their overall character.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University because it is one of the top 10 universities in the Republic of Egypt and its close relationship between other international universities, especially the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience of travel without parents and self-reliance and to see the cultures of other countries

How long was the exchange period?

It was 3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I think because I worked hard to study architecture and got the highest grades and excelled at the University of Pharos

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because of the excellent educational level offered by pharos university.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain a new experience and knew the difference between education in Egypt and abroad.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was nominated by my department then I have passed the language test and an interview with university administration.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)?

The biggest difference is that students there depend on themselves a lot in the education.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

I choose Pharos University to study because I knew about the agreement dual bachelor degree from both KTH and PUA which gives international exposure. Also its one of the best University for the education perspectives.

Why did you go to KTH for student exchange?

To gain experience, knowledge. Also to explore different cultures and know the least technology and trend in architecture.

How long was the exchange period?

3 months

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

First I have been writing my CV and motivation letter. Second I have been through 2 interviews and English test.

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What made you chose PUA to study? 

 I choose Pharos University to study because it is one of the universities that help on producing good generations.

 Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

To gain experience and knowledge from other countries that could help me in my future sake concerning the Architecture Engineering. 

How long was the exchange period? 

3 months 

How have you been chosen for the exchange? 

 By owning high grades, good communication skills and language.

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Why did you go to PUA for student exchange? 

  I heard about the transportation project from my teacher at KTH. I chose PUA for exhange to write my bachelor thesis.

How long was the exchange period?  

3 months. 

 How have you been chosen for the exchange?

By my teacher at KTH. 

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and (KTH)? 

  I have nit participated in any courses but otherwise, there are differences such as school rules, computer lab.

Did PUA staff, professors, researcher and others that you met been helpful and easy to communicate, discuss and cooperate.  

Yes, they have been helpful all the period and it was easy to communicate with them.  

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What made you chose PUA to study?

Because it is one of best universities in Alexandria.

Why did you go to KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm for student exchange?

It was a good chance to gain experience.

How long was the exchange period?

Three months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I have been chosen by my professors.

What do you think are the differences between studying at PUA and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm?

The students at KTH is more independent.

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What made you chose PUA to study?

As Pharos is one from the best universities in Egypt, it was recommended for me.

Why did you go to (KTH) for student exchange?

It was the best chance ever to learn a lot about everything, their way of studying, their work during their lectures and tutorial.

How long was the exchange period?

It was for 3 months.

How have you been chosen for the exchange?

I was able to get the highest grades so that I could get my professors' nomination and I worked hard on it

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