Faculty of Linguistics
English Language and Literature Program Description
In keeping with the University's commitment to the practical and the theoretical, students majoring in English
language and literature gain marketable skills and the ability to use them effectively. Graduates who read with understanding, think critically, and communicate clearly are prepared not merely for the workforce but for careers and for life. Moreover, by demanding a proficiency in a foreign language, a grounding in history, and understanding of the aesthetic and cultural nature of literature, the English language and literature program broadens students' vision and prepares them to explore their world—past, present, and future.
The English language and literature major allows students maximum flexibility in planning their programs and
pursuing their goals.
Indian Ocean University graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature have the analytical, critical, and writing skills that make English language and literature majors well rounded and sought after by employers.
Taking advantage of the program's flexibility and Indian Ocean's strong career orientation, English language and literature majors may enter careers in public relations, communications, publishing, human resources, and government service or continue their education in English, law, teaching, or other liberal arts graduate programs.
English Language and Literature Program Objectives.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, graduates will be able to Interpret texts, positioning them in their historical, cultural, and aesthetic framework.
TOEFL® Program Description
The TOEFL® Preparation program is designed to help students develop the necessary skills required for the TOEFL® test: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. The course is intensive in nature and requires a lot of work on the students' part. Students not only develop their language skills, but also have to focus on developing language taking strategies and critical thinking skills that will help them prove to evaluators that they have the required skills needed to study in a North American university. This class uses a curriculum based on the latest version of the TOEFL® test.
TOEFL® Program Objectives
By the end of the program, we hope that you will be able to: