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Our Courses

We offer general English courses from a novice to advanced level to school students, college students, professionals, job seekers and home makers alike. Additionally, we offer specialized courses to prepare students for international exams like the IELTS and TOEFL exams, to build up their skills to score higher on these exams or develop their oral communication skills.
We also assist interested students to organize a language course abroad with our partner, InLingua Cheltenham in England.

At Noor Majan all our teachers are certified English instructors; some of them even native English speakers, while others hail from Azerbaijan or Oman. We use The Headway Plus series (adapted to the Gulf region) for our general English courses, the Action Plan for IELTS for our exam preparation courses and authentic media materials for the conversation courses. Courses for young learners are supplemented with themed stories, films, songs or crafts.

Our courses are offered either as intensive block courses or stretched out over one or two months with classes meeting twice per week. Courses take place in the mornings, afternoons and evenings. We have courses specifically catering to school students that meet in the afternoon or during school holidays, as well as courses catered to oilfield professionals that follow their specific two-weeks on/two-weeks off schedule. All courses at Noor Majan are recognized and certified by the Ministry of Manpower.

For our current and upcoming course schedules please see here (download pdf file).
For more inquiries or to register, enter the waiting list or to make an appointment for the placement test, please contact Mr. Mohammed Al Shueili at +968/93946379. Our administration is happy to counsel you between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm from Sunday through Thursday.

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English Language a Social Responsibility to Oman

Since our inception in 2012, our social responsibility for our host community and the creation of opportunities for cultural exchange have always be part and parcel of Noor Majan’s vision and mission. Therefore we offer a variety of English language courses for the Ibri and Dhahira community to participate in the region’s professional capacity building.

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Professional and Institutional Capacity Building

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Noor Majan is committed to designing its goals and vision in line with the Sultanate’s 2020 & 2040 visions. We believe in investing and developing the talents and abilities of our valued employees, strengthening their capacity to teach and compete in a competitive global economy. Our commitment to developing strong human capital enables usto be among the leading Arabic institutes in the Middle East.

The Sultanate’s 2020 and 2040 vision call upon us to develop human capital and strengthen Omani skills and competencies so that Oman sits among the world’s most competitive nations in a globalized economy. We believe in this and have developed capacity building workshops aimed at professionalizing the field of Arabic and English language teaching in the Sultanate. We have organized workshops with the Dhadh Institute, at the University of Nizwa and The Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic as a Second Language in Manah. We hold that mutual strengthening of skills and knowledge will lead to a more innovative and healthier economy.

Noor Majan participates in U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) training and capacity building workshops aimed at improving the institute’s performance in foreign language teaching, immersive best practices, and health/safety, logistics of study abroad programs. Noor Majan’s managers, admin personnel, faculty and language partners have participated in these training opportunities online, in the United States,and in Jordan. These training workshops serve as general training for all CLS institutes and then there are specific ones for Arabic institutes, which culminated in a collaborative agreement between Noor Majan and Arab American Language Institute in Morocco (AALIM).

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Health

We have contact information for all major private and government health facilities in Ibri and accompany our sick students to clinics and hospitals as necessary. Furthermore we have an agreement with an English-speaking mental health practitioner who’s available for consultation for our students.

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Arrival Orientation

In order to allow our students to avoid cultural offence and faux-pas and preventing them from breaking Omani law by ignorance we send students a detailed student handbook with detailed information on Oman’s laws, customs and social mores so they can familiarize themselves with their host country prior to arrival. In country, students receive a card with all relevant telephone numbers and we conduct a thorough cultural and safety orientation.

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On-site Support

Our core staff members are available for emergency calls 24/7. We have open communication channels with our students’ sending countries’ embassies in Muscat so that in case of emergency or natural disaster embassies may reach their wardens easily. We also work with the local authorities so that both Royal Oman Police and the Ministry of Manpower, under which we operate, are always aware of our students and work.

We also have open communication channels and 24/7 reachability for our students’ sending institutions. We also accommodate accompanying faculty or supervisors (such as Resident director for Critical Language Scholarship Program, pastor-supervisor for Al Amana Centre group, Sebastian/faculty for Grand Valley State University) if required by the program.

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Places

Geographic Diversity

The Sultanate of Oman is defined by its incredible geographical diversity and rich history. The country is about the same size as the U.S. State of New Mexico or the country of Poland with a population of 4.5 million persons. In no other place, in the Arabian Peninsula can one find a combination of pristine coastline, rugged mountains, lush oases, seasonal rainforests, colorful deserts, and cosmopolitan/modern cities. It is no wonder why Oman was listed as a destination on the New York Times Top Places to Visit in 2015 and the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2017.

Fortresses

The Sultanate’s diverse landscape is dotted with over 500 historic fortresses and towers which remain as a testament to Oman’s mighty empires. These fortresses were used to defend strategic trade routes, fend-off invasions from the Persians and Portuguese, and protecting Oman’s ruling families. These forts were built of mud brick, stucco, and stone, allowing them to endure the test of time. Some of the forts were built upon small hills, large boulders emerging from the earth, and in the shadows of Oman’s highest mountains. The Bahla Fort is a prime example Oman’s mighty fortresses, it is the biggest fort in Oman and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rugged and Untouched Landscapes

Above all the most distinctive aspect of Oman, is its breathtaking landscapes. Millions of years ago, plate-tectonic movement thrust Oman’s Hagar Mountain range into the sky. The creation of this mountain range molded the Sultanate’s distinct landscapes. Among the most famous sites in Western Oman are the deserts of the Empty Quarter and Sharquia Sands, the rocky valleys of Wadi Bani Khalid and Wadi Shaab, the coastal areas of Musandam and Ras Al-Jinz, and the mountains of Jabal Akhdar and Jabal Shams. Much of central Oman is defined by its flat deserts, where much of the Sultanate’s oil and gas production comes from.

Then to the east lies Oman’s most geographic distinctive region, Dhofar. This region is defined by large bowl shaped mountains which form a barrier between the sea and the desert of the Empty Quarter. For about four months during the summer (between Late June and Early September) this region is transformed by the Indian Ocean monsoon. The monsoon pushes mist and rain upon Dhofar’s mountain range creating a startling profusion of greenery, resulting in a seasonal rainforest. Below Dhofar’s green mountains is Oman’s second largest city, Salalah. Salalah is home to one of the world’s oldest frankincense markets and semi-tropical plantations.

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