About

The center is found in 2018 in the University of Duhok which aims at improving the English language skills of the requesters of post graduate studies in a way the candidate reaches the required level.

The center graduates are not in need of any international English language tests (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PTE, etc.) to apply for the higher/postgraduate studies in the KRG. This kind of center is available in the majority of the governmental universities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The centers are supervised and directed by a higher committee from the ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Erbil. The running courses now are called "Learning Courses" based on the Cutting Edge curriculum that consists of four English language levels as shown in the table below:

Placement Test

PTE

TOEFL-PBT

TOEFL-iBT

IELTS

Code

Level

A2

1-24

1-370

1-19

-3

A1

Beginner

B1

25-35

371-383

20-30

20-30

A2

Elementary

B2

36-51

384-413

31-58

31-56

B1

Pre-intermediate

C1

52-66

414-496

59-72

59-72

B2

Intermediate

 

Each level contains 100 hours which is followed by a final test prepared by the ministry; the candidate must pass the test successfully and not exceed 10% of absence to be able to move to the next level.

In addition, the center is planning to open courses for learning Kurdish, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish languages.