The English Language Centre (ELC) aims to ensure that all UIC students
obtain the necessary language proficiency and intercultural competencies to be able to succeed in their academic studies and future careers, as well as providing opportunities for students to enhance their abilities to pursue independent, lifelong English language learning.


Our goals in the ELC are to:

  • Provide opportunities for learners to achieve appropriate levels of proficiency in written and spoken communication;

  • Equip learners with the skills required to succeed in their academic studies;

  • Guide learners to develop effective strategies for independent learning;

  • Assist learners to improve their language abilities outside the classroom;

  • Create a language-rich environment to stimulate learners’ interest in the use of the English language;

  • Follow effective quality assurance mechanisms to ensure equity in learning and assessment;

  • Promote good teaching practices and advance pedagogical and learning knowledge through formal scholarly activities.