Director's Message

Dear Students, 

I would like to welcome you all to Girne American University and to Foundation English School (FES). Our school has been the starting point in the academic lives of our university’s students. With students from diverse nationalities and cultures FES offers basic and academic specific English to its students to make sure they will have the capability and confidence in using English language when they progress to their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The aims of this programmes are to:

  • extend your existing English language knowledge and skills to meet the English language requirements of your undergraduate/graduate degree
  • develop the academic study skills required for study at GAU
  • familiarise you with the learning and teaching strategies used in higher education 
  • help you settle in to life in North Cyprus both within and beyond the academic environment


At FES, within an academic year, there are three modules each one of which are taught for 15 weeks. Our aim is to provide the students with the necessary language skills and confidence so that they can achieve the module objectives and move on to a higher level. 

At the centre of the Foundation English School lies high quality language education meeting current international standards in English language teaching. In order to do that, we follow Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. Our language modules have been organized in line with A1, A2, and B1 Levels introduced by the CEFR.  

Language instruction is delivered by up-to-date English Language methods and effective techniques and our learner-centred approach is proven in the amount of support and importance we give to our students, with all our teachers available for all their questions and issues regarding their studies, including co-ordinators and the Director who are always happy to help. At FES we value students’ social development so our students can benefit from various social and cultural facilities such as the Spring Festival which is the most anticipated event of the year. 

It would be our pleasure to help you out with any issue you might have during your time at the FES so please do come and talk to your teachers and ask to learn more.

With my deepest sympathy, I wish you all a wonderful time with learning, self-development and fun at the FES.


 Yours Sincerely,

Utku Hamamcıoğlu