School of Social Sciences
English Language Centre (ELC)
The English Language Centre provides a number of services both within the university and outside.
We offer services to the community, which include language courses (both commercial and general English) and the Pearson Test of English (Academic), which is delivered in our official Pearson testing centre. Scheduled language support sessions are available to all students at the university if they need help to overcome any language weaknesses.
Pearson Test of English
Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is an international computer-based
English language test. It provides a measure of test takers’ language ability
to education institutions, and professional and government organisations that
require a standard of academic English for admission purposes (including the
University of Kurdistan Hewlêr).
visit: https://pearsonpte.com/ for more
information or speak to one of UKH’s ELC staff on campus to:
Find out how to register for PTE Academic
Understand the features, format and
scoring of the exam
Learn how to respond to each item type
Become familiar with the language skills
Practice answering authentic test items
Improve your test-taking strategies
Other PTE Academic enquiries
General English & Commercial
general English courses focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Students will improve their grammar, punctuation and general vocabulary, while
enhancing their ability to speak in both formal and informal settings.
Additionally, our commercial English courses assist in strengthening
vocabulary, the practice of useful phrasal verbs, phrases, technical business
terms, idioms, and everyday language used in the workplace. For further details
please contact the ELC.