Our Foundational English Program is designed to provide learners with a sound basis in general and academic English through courses dedicated to reading, speaking, and writing skills. This program will benefit learners looking to enhance their language proficiency, supplement preparation for general English language tests, or familiarize themselves with academic English.
The following courses (refer to Course Details tab) have to be completed in order to receive the Certificate in Foundational English Program:
- Reading & Writing I
- Reading & Writing II
- Speaking & Listening
This course will
introduce students to the basics of English reading and writing. They will
learn techniques to scan and skim texts, extract main ideas, and annotate and
summarize passages. They will also be familiarized with the preliminary grammar
and mechanics of writing and will learn to develop sentences and paragraphs.
Building on the basics of reading and writing covered in the preceding course, this course will focus on critical reading, comprehension, and composition skills. Students will learn to read to analyze and locate arguments, counterarguments, and evidence in texts. Alongside an overview of the various writing formats and their functions, they will further learn to outline, organize, and develop essays.
This course will equip learners with basic listening comprehension and communication skills. They will acquire strategies to identify, understand, and evaluate information conveyed to them in general and academic settings. Concurrently, students will learn elementary speaking skills, including sharing ideas, clarifying information, and asking questions in English and effectively using non-verbal cues.
Course Fee: PKR 0/-
Please go through Policies & Code of Conduct
Participants must register online through CES website by clicking on their desired course and filling out a one-page form. Before starting the registration process, please ensure that you have a formal scanned picture (for CES smart card) and CNIC details. Incorrect information provided during the registration process will lead towards cancellation of your enrolment at any stage and participants will not be entitled to claim a refund.
Once you have completed your online registration for your desired course, you may proceed to payment section. You have the option to pay online using your bank debit/credit cards through LUMS online payment system https://pay.lums.edu.pk OR by downloading the fee vouchers and depositing cash in any branch of designated banks specified on the fee voucher. Once you make your payment, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 to 48 working hours and your payment status will be updated to "PAID" in the online application portal.