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Foundation Programme English Foundation Programme


The Foundation Programme of Intensive English (FPIE) is a course designed to improve the students’ English language capabilities. It is targeted towards individuals who do not have the required English language skills to allow them direct entry onto university level programmes.  

Why enrol on this programme? 

Students will improve their overall English language skills with a view to studying at university level as well as obtaining an internationally accredited certificate of English language competence.  

The FPIE prepares students to sit the Academic IELTS or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE).


IELTS,  TOEFL  and  PTE  are  the  Standard  English language proficiency examinations which are accepted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) for admission to colleges and universities in the UAE. Both IELTS and PTE are recognised globally and valid for two years.  


One Semester  

Mode of delivery 



Academic IELTS is an English language test which assesses all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. 

The PTE is the latest internationally accepted test of academic English to enter the market and is fully accredited by the MOE.  It provides an overall score based on communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and enabling skills such as grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary and written discourse).  

The FPIE course focuses on the development of the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. At times these skills are taught separately and at other times the skills are integrated. Blended learning techniques are used which combines traditional face-to-face and online learning so that the online component becomes  a natural  extension of traditional classroom learning. The result is potentially a more robust educational experience than either traditional or fully online learning can offer.

Students  can  normally  expect  to  be  entered  by  EAU  for  either IELTS  Academic  or  PTE Academic at the end of the semester.  

The course consists of the development of the four language skills 

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking

For  professional  advice  on  entry  requirements,  please  contact  EAU Admissions  Office on +97146050122 / +971 46050124 / +971 46050127 /+971 46050174  or  e-mail:  

Application Fee* Registration Fee* Tuition Fees (AED)
N/A 2,625 26,145 Full programme (one semester)


*Tuition Fees inclusive of VAT 5%

How to Apply?

For  information  on  how  to  apply  for  a  course  at  Emirates  Aviation University, see our Admissions Guide