The Center for Language and Foundation Studies (CLFS) at A’Sharqiyah University is responsible for the General Foundation Program (GFP) which new intakes of students have to pass and for all the English language courses students need to take as part of their degree study plans in the different colleges of the University. The Center undertakes to offer training sessions to the University staff to improve their communicative abilities in English in cooperation with the Professional Development Unit within the general development programs at the University. It also attempts to meet the language needs of various groups of the local community in line with the University’s policy and mission to contribute to the sustainable development of Oman.
The General Foundation Program is composed of language and academic components: English language, mathematics, computing and IT, and general study skills. The Center takes into account the future prospects of academic expansion and the fast growth in the number of students admitted to the University. It endeavors to guarantee quality assurance in all language and foundation programs offered in addition to flexibly adapting programs to meet the rapid development of study needs in the University.