Foreign Languages Division

Complementary English (ENGL 100)

ENGL100 is a complementary English course with 15 credits offered in the first semester/first year. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and fulfill the English language exemption requirements of the university. The main objective of the course is the development of students' language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) with a concentration on developing their academic critical thinking. While improving the students' general academic study skills, other necessary skills required in an academic setting (e.g. presentation) will be introduced during the course.

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to:

  1. employ an academic approach in speech and writing;
  2. exchange ideas, opinions or give reasons with others;
  3. develop an idea orally and support it using proper spoken language;
  4. make simple presentations on some immediate topics;
  5. develop an opinion in written format using apropriate language;
  6. interpret and evaluate structure of written texts.

Academic English I (ENGL 101)

ENGL 101 Course aims to further develop awareness and use of the conventions of academic English. More specifically the course will further develop reading and writing ability in a variety of academic registers as well as developing listening and speaking skills through lectures, seminars, and presentations within a university context. This course introduces students to critical and analytical thinking and reading as well as university-level writing through the study and application of the principles of university-level discourse.

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to:

  1. Use academic listening techniques, including prediction and identification of a lecture’s main points;
  2. Interact with lecturers in response to their instructions;
  3. Speak with the level of complexity required for academic studies;
  4. Express their opinion and support them by academic evidence;
  5. Make presentations in an academic setting;
  6. Involve actively in conversations requiring critical thinking.

Academic English II (ENGL 102)

ENGL 102 Course introduces students to critical and analytical thinking and reading as well as university-level writing through the study and application of the principles of university-level discourse. The course focuses on expository writing. Students examine methods for discovering and arranging ideas and consider ways in which the audience determines style. The course involves written and oral assignments based on the main text and a variety of prose models.

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to:

  1. Use academic reading techniques, including prediction and identification of a text’s main points;
  2. employ an academic approach in reading and writing;
  3. perform critical analysis of texts;
  4. develop a thesis in written format by using appropriate language;
  5. interpret and evaluate written texts.

Occupational English I (ENGL 201)

ENGL 201 is an Occupational English course for students at the Faculty of Engineering. The course aims to introduce a range of skills, including oral skills, research skills, and study skills. Throughout the course, the students will be involved in project work intended to help them in their immediate and future professional life. This will include library research and an oral presentation. By investigating a topic related to Software engineering, students will develop their understanding of independent research skills. The oral presentation aims to enhance spoken fluency and accuracy and provide training in the components of a good presentation.

Occupational English II (ENGL 202)

ENGL 202 is an Occupational English course for students at the Faculty of Engineering. The course aims to introduce a range of skills, including effective academic and professional written communication skills. Throughout the course, the students will be involved in project work intended to help them in their future academic and professional life. This will include library research, technical report writing, and an oral presentation. During the report writing process, students will improve their writing and develop the ability to produce organized cohesive work. The oral presentation aims to enhance the spoken fluency and accuracy necessary for a good presentation.


RDU offers an undergraduate program in Law in the Turkish language. Despite the fact that the program is in Turkish, the program aims at graduating students who are competent in the English language as the world’s main international language. Considering the number of international students residing in the country and the increasing number of tourists visiting North Cyprus, the program’s curriculum includes the following courses in order to develop the students’ language skills in English to be able to attend the legal needs of international students/tourists.

Academic English I (INGL 111)

This course aims to take students from below A1 to A1+ CEFR level.  By the end of the course, it is expected that students will understand short, simple information in the spoken and written language and to express themselves simply and briefly in speech and in writing in everyday situations. It is expected that receptive skills will be more developed than productive skills. 

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to: 

  1. understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  2. communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. 
  3. describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment, and matters in areas of immediate need.
  4. understand enough provided speech is clearly and slowly articulated.
  5. understand short, simple texts containing the highest frequency vocabulary.
  6. communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.
  7. can write short, simple formulaic notes relating to matters in areas of immediate need.

Academic English II (INGL 112)

This course aims to take students from below A1+ to A2 level.  By end of the course, students are expected to understand straightforward information in the spoken and written language and to express oneself in speech and in writing for simple practical purposes in everyday situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information.

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to: 

  1. understand and use expressions related to areas of immediate relevance;
  2. communicate on familiar and routine matters both in speech. 
  3. describe matters in areas of immediate need.
  4. understand enough provided speech is clearly articulated.
  5. understand simple texts containing the frequently used vocabulary.
  6. can write simple and formulaic notes relating to matters in areas of immediate need.

Academic English III (INGL 211)

The main aim of this course is to familiarize students with the language skills needed for communication in a legal context. Consistent with the general English competency of students in this course (roughly A2+ CEFR level), the course aims at introducing the students with legal contexts and legal documentation. In summary, the main objective of the course is developing reading and writing skills of the students in areas related to legal issues.

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to: 

  1. learn and use frequent legal terms;
  2. differentiate between job titles used in legal contexts;
  3. read simple documents such as legal letters;
  4. write official emails and simple letters;
  5. describe the tasks and duties of the individuals working under a judiciary system.

Academic English IV (INGL 212)

The main objective of this course is to develop the students’ language skills required in legal contexts. The course aims at introducing the students with legal documents.

Course Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, students are able to: 

  1. learn about main contents of a legal document;
  2. differentiate legal systems;
  3. understand legal procedures practiced in a judiciary system;
  4. write simple documents using legal terms.
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