Language Studies Centre

About LSC

The mission of the LSC is to deliver quality language programs that assist our students' and industry partners in reaching their educational and professional / career development goals. Our goals are realized through the delivery of programs such as English for Academic Purposes, Business English, IELTS Preparation, Arabic as a Foreign Language and Customized language training programs. In addition the LSC is also an IDP approved IELTS testing centre as well as a Cambridge approved CELTA training centre (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults).

About the Head of LSC

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Dr. Debra McDermott CELTA, DELTA, Master of Education, University of Sheffield, Ph.D. Social Sciences, University of Leicester

Dr Debra is part of the Executive Leadership team at UOWD, she oversees, leads and manages the strategic and operational business activities of the new UOWD College to achieve superior financial and quality outcomes for the success of the College and the University. Dr Debra McDermott has over 18 years of experience in the field of Education and Training in diverse markets both Europe and Middle east. She has vast experience in the management of English language, Diploma and Foundation programs. Debra has worked previously in The British Council, The Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah and the Algonquin College in Kuwait where she was the Head of Academics.

Debra holds a Doctor of Social Science degree from the University of Leicester (UK) and an M.Ed. from the University of Sheffield (UK) and various management and teaching qualifications.

Why work for LSC?

The LSC is a place where staff members are encouraged to develop and grow in a supportive and team-oriented environment. Creativity and transparency are both significant features of the LSC’s organizational culture and as a result the staff room has quite a comfortable atmosphere. In addition, our teaching staff come from a variety of backgrounds including South Africa, Iran, Lebanon, the United States of America, England and Turkey to name a few. Having such a diverse group of staff (administrative and academic) creates a unique and interesting work environment whereby two common goals bring us together; excellence in Education and enjoying the journey.

Meet some of our staff