English Language Department - Introduction

 

We, in the English Department, believe that it is our mission to provide English language teaching of the highest quality that meets international standards. Our dedicated staff embraces the use of technology and innovative teaching methods to assist our students in attaining high levels of academic and professional English proficiency. We believe that the students should be the focus of all our efforts. As a result, student-centered learning methods form the basis for the implementation of a constructivist philosophy.

 

We strive to create a family-like environment, in which all members work harmoniously towards the common good. We share our responsibility with academic and research institutions, and work towards the accumulation of knowledge, innovation, and the education of future generations. We recognize the needs of the Omani community and undertake extracurricular activities such as organizing workshops, public lectures, and language classes. We also actively encourage the English Society, a group which motivates students to use English outside the classroom.

 

The English Department understands that students depend on their teachers for more than just English. Hence we endeavor to show empathy for all our students, respect them, and encourage them to always have high self-esteem. We try to motivate them to develop their talents in every way. We hope that we are able to assist them in reaching their full potential by offering them our full support.

 

The English Department endeavors to recruit highly qualified staff to achieve the professional and ethical goals of the program and the college. Commitment to the profession and a desire to provide the best possible learning experience ensures that students are given opportunities to learn and develop. We are not just teachers, but also facilitators in the promotion of student autonomy and responsibility. We initiate and create positive learning opportunities and motivate our students to develop their expertise and skills in the field of learning in which they are involved. We nurture honesty, integrity, and respect among all members of the college community. Team work is a fundamental part of the teaching process, and we work with all the college departments to ensure the best possible student experience. Reflective teaching and awareness of learners’ needs give us the opportunity to inform our students of the world beyond the college campus. We recognize that our students are individuals, and it is our hope that this is reflected in our teaching methods.

 

The English Club is a proud, new initiative by English Department. Our team decided that it was a great idea to extend English outside of the classroom. Since its beginning, the English Club has run some very successful events including the Spelling Bee, International Day, and the Induction to New Students. In the English Club, we promote student-centred initiatives and try to hand over leadership and autonomy to the students. The students hold the events, vote on committees, and take part in planning, and implementing projects. As a result, students are not only improving their English, but the events have boosted their confidence, have taught them organisation skills and most importantly, working together as a team. Every semester, the Club organizes different exciting events: Spelling Bee,  Treasure Hunt, Open Day and Beach Clean-ups planned. Besides improving students’ English language skills, the students at Sur CAS English Club are very interested in promoting awareness of saving our beautiful planet. We aim to promote this sentiment strongly this, and every semester, here at Sur CAS.