Bayan College
 FoundationProgramme

Background Information

Description

The Foundation program is a non-credit course which is pre-requisite to begin the academic studies. Bayan College offers three levels of English language learning in the Foundation Year. Within the program and at all levels (1, 2, and 3), students focus on learning or improving their English language skills namely, grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition, students are also required to do Mathematics, attend IT classes, and learn Study Skills.

The Foundation program which is designed in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education is done in three semesters (16 weeks each) i.e. during the fall and spring of the academic year plus one summer semester (8 weeks).  Each level supports the next, and as the students progress, they become more proficient in each skills. Each level has its own designed syllabus for paired skills (i.e. Reading & Vocabulary, Grammar & Writing, and Listening & Speaking), as well as level tests and designated hours and lecturers. Foundation students are also practiced extensively at the College’s Language Lab.

Aim

The program aims in developing and preparing students’ linguistic proficiency to meet the requirements of the academic faculties and their specializations. The Foundation program course outlines are aligned with the mission and vision of the College for its students to be responsible, knowledgeable, and well prepared graduates who will have key roles in the higher education infrastructure in Oman and making major contributions to the development of human resources. Thus, at Foundation level, students are trained in all skills of English to equip them with the demands of academic pursuits.

Placement Test

To gain entry to Foundation studies, incoming students are required to take a placement test which covers grammar, reading, writing, and speaking. The placement test determines each new student’s starting level.

Note:  Incoming students with an IELTS score of 4.5 are placed directly into their academic studies.

Assessment

Students at Foundation levels in Bayan College should pass 3 major tests (Test 1, Test 2, and a Final Exam) plus a project in order that they can proceed with their specialization in their respective Faculties.  All tests are designed and administered in IELTS format.

Foundation Staff

Name

Designation

Ext.  No.

College email address

1.     Dr. M Q. Ansari

Head of Dept.

210

dr.ansari@bayancolleget.net

2.     Mr. Jowdat Baluch

Instructor

210

j.baluch@bayancollege.net

3.     Ms. Rejni Girafula

Lecturer

210

rejni@bayancollege.net

4.     Ms. Sarah Ahmed

Lecturer

201

sarah@bayancollege.net

5.     Ms.  Maryam Aziz

Lecturer

210

Mariam@bayancollege.net

6.     Mr. Nori Lacerna

Lecturer

201

nori@bayancollege.net

7.     Miss Vian Fouad

IT Lecturer

201

vian@bayancollege.net