—This paper contends that English language centres (ELCs) offering English courses to non-native English speaking students at the higher education level in the UK face some distinct though interrelated challenges. The argument is that these challenges if not dealt with, would have a negative impact on the quality of English language teaching and learning. Three major issues are discussed including financial funding, government control, and diversity and multiculturalism. The paper provides a deeper insight into these major challenges and suggests some possible implications for managing these challenges.
—English language centres, English speaking students, management.
Abdulaziz Fahad Alfehaid is with the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Abdulaziz Fahad Alfehaid, " Managing English Language Centres in the UK: Challenges and Implications," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 153-156, 2016.