i. Receptive skills:
a) Listening – listening to lectures/recorded lectures and taking down notes while listening
b) Reading – reading and understanding texts general/subject specific and gather information, skimming, scanning etc. distinguishing main/supporting ideas
ii. Productive skills:
a) Speaking – speaking with fellow students, answering questions in tests, spots, signature and viva
b) Writing – writing answers at examinations, laboratory reports, project reports etc.
To achieve these objectives, ELTU teaches English for General, Subject-specific, Occupational and Academic Purposes [classified and abbreviated as EGP, ESP, EOP and EAP].
In addition to face to face teaching and preparation of lesson material used in the English courses, ELTU:
1. corrects undergraduate and postgraduate project reports, abstracts, personal statements.
2. helps students make subject-specific presentations, corrects slides and provides feedback on language related problems in their presentations.
3. conducts English classes for students with lower proficiency levels in English.
4. organizes variety entertainment to enhance English language, interpersonal skills; to promote social harmony among diverse ethnic, religious communities; provide students with a forum to display their talents.
5. enables students to organize such functions as Going Down: writing letters, proofreading souvenirs, helping them make speeches.