Continuously striving to achieve excellence in teaching through ongoing development of programs, professional development as well as active and effective cooperation among academic and non-academic staff.


Procuring a positive, friendly and caring environment for students and staff.

Individual Growth

Believing in the individuals’ right to learn and develop their full potential as contributing members of society.


Showing respect for cultural diversity


  • Offer and conduct Intensive English/French Courses
  • Offer and conduct TAFL courses (Teaching of Arabic for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Offer and conduct other language courses such as Turkish in addition to prospective courses in Spanish, German and Italian
  • Set BAU’s English Language Entrance Exam
  • Set and administer the English Language Placement Test for external students
  • Conduct workshops for all instructors in the three campuses to update them with the recent trends in education


The Language Centre aims at enhancing the target language skills among learners in order to be able to use it fluently at both the communicative and the academic levels. Therefore, the scope of objectives covers the following:

  • Promote competence in multi-lingual and intercultural communication.
  • Support the overarching academic objectives of BAU.
  • Provide BAU students and the general public with first-rate language instruction services.
  • Improve students’ linguistic competence in English and/or French and sharpen the skills necessary for academic purposes.
  • Meet the language needs of matriculated national and international students at BAU.
  • Offer tailored courses to meet the special needs of students.
  • Participate in local and international conventions, conferences, seminars and workshops related to education and language learning.
  • Provide Arabic language programs through the TAFL division to meet the needs of expatriate and foreign students.
  • Establish communication venues with other institutions interested in languages, whether teaching or learning, to further cultural and educational exchange.
  • Offer scientific and systematic consultations related to educational techniques and teacher training.


  • A language lab equipped with the audio-visual and interactive aids necessary to assist students in developing their language skills
  • Classrooms fully equipped with multimedia to maintain students' attention and interest, to encourage them to use the language, and to promote their interaction
  • Two computer labs to conduct the intensive English language online/blended courses to encourage students’ motivation to learn, enable them to use authentic language, enhance their English language proficiency level and performance, and develop their computer skills
  • Available upon teachers’ requests: laptops, CD players and tape recorders

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Tenth floor, Hariri building, Beirut Arab University.