GENERAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
Duration: Two Semesters, only full-time
Application period: January to February or August to September
As English is the medium of instruction at Oman Tourism College (OTC), competence in this language is vital for academic success. The General Foundation Programme, therefore, is essentially an intensive English Language Programme which is designed to support students' English language learning to the level required for study in undergraduate programmes.
Other key areas of focus within the programme include IT skills, Mathematics and general academic and study skills.
The General Foundation Programme in OTC also provides an Introduction to French and German languages from which students can choose one.
The programme is based on the General Foundation standards of the Ministry of Higher Education and Oman Academic Accreditation Agency.
|Intensive Reading and Vocabulary|
|Oral Communication 1|
|Understanding Basic Grammar|
|Introduction to IT|
|Writing Skills for Academic Study|
|Oral Communication 2|
|Understanding Advanced Grammar|
|English for Specific Purposes|
|Introduction to French/ Introduction to German|
TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY
A variety of teaching and learning approaches is used in the classroom to create a collaborative environment where students will feel safe to share ideas and their challenges. Teachers will use a scaffolding approach which gradually reduces teacher support in order to encourage independence as the ultimate goal.
Constructive assessment and feedback by the teacher is considered necessary and is an intricate part of the teaching approach to help students reach their full potential. During feedback it is important that teachers acknowledge what students have achieved to maintain high levels of motivation.