General Foundation Program

The General Foundation Program (GFP) is an integral part of Scientific College of Design. It is a non-credit program, designed for students whose level of English proficiency does not meet the requirements for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

Learning Outcomes
  • At the end of the program, GFP students should be able to
  • Actively participate in conversations, discussions, and arguments, arguing for or against a given opinion, sharing information and asking for clarifications.
  • Listen to formal and informal texts of various length and answer different relevant questions.
  • Read texts (up to 3 pages) of various genres in a specified period of time and identify main ideas, specific and detailed information, guess meanings of words in context …etc.
  • Write an essay of 250 on different genres words taking into account text layout, organizational structure, punctuation, and other writing mechanics i.e. grammar, spelling, coherence and cohesion.
  • Confidently give a presentation/a talk of 4-5 minutes using eye-contact, body language, supporting material to convince the audience.
  • Produce a written report of 500 words showing evidence of research and other study skills such as summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting material, note-taking, …etc.\
  • Identify computer hardware, software , and safety and risk procedure.
  • Make word files, excel worksheets, PowerPoint presentations and e-mails.
  • Show understanding of basic mathematics i.e. operations on numbers, geometrical terms, trigonometry and language notation to describe sets and.
  • Apply mathematical skills to solve equations, carry out calculations perimeters, areas and volumes and measures of central tendency.
Areas of learning

Our 3-level intensive program is carefully designed to endow students with all the skills necessary to succeed in their major through the following courses:

  1. English Language.
  2. Mathematics.
  3. Computing.
  4. General Study Skills.
Methodology

Our student-centered classrooms operate on collaboration, interactive activities, technology integration and plenty of conversation between students and instructors in the target language. Instructors present topic centered lessons on authentic real-life tasks that motivate student participation and involvement.

Other Highlights

Our motto is to provide students with the extra support they need to excel in their studies. This includes but not limited to:

  • LCD projector and computer equipped classes.
  • Remedial English classes
  • English Club
  • Resource Centre
  • Highly qualified and innovative faculty
  • Academic Advising

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Nidham Odeh
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Head of Department
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Dr. Sylvia James
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Shahlan Al-Abdullah
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Noor Al-Ayasrah
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Dr. Harini Methuku
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Tariq Rifaai
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Fakhri Al-Najjar
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Naji Hassan
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Naji Al-Khodoor
English Language, Basic Sciences, and Humanities Instructor
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Dr. Alaaedein Moustafa Qoussini
English Instructor
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