The English Language Center culminated the academic year 2021-2022 with a bang by holding the ELC Day themed “Aiming for the Stars” in the Multi-purpose Hall, UTAS-Salalah on May 23, 2022.
The event kicked off with the cutting of ribbon and opening ceremony. In his welcome message, Mr. Saeed Salim Al-Mashiki, the Head of ELC, acknowledged and thanked the Dean, Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Mamari, for gracing the ELC Day as the Patron. The HoC also expressed his gratitude to the organizing committee for pulling off the event, and to UTAS-Salallah staff and students for sharing the momentous event with the ELC.
The next activity showcased students’ presentations on Cyber Security by Abdullah Al-Mashani, Cryptocurrency by Asma Sulaiman, and Negative Effects of Social Media on Beauty Standards by Manwah Bait Matran.
Another highlight of the event was the ELC Achievements in 2022. Ms. Dhahab Hubais presented infographics about the accomplishments of the ELC Magazine, Writing Center, Research and Consultancy Committee, Staff Professional Development Program, and ELC Clubs.
Energizing the audience was the conduct of competitions hosted by Dr. Razia Khan, Ms. Zeentah Shaik, and Mr. Jogie George. Kahoot and Story Telling were participated in by staff and students, Spelling Bee by students, while Word Building by staff.
Art contest and exhibition was the fourth activity. It was an individual work for students using various type of art such as watercolor art, painting art, pencil art, charcoal art, and mirage art. The first prize was bagged by Muna Al Shanfari. Thereafter, Ms. Rio Asada presented a workshop on Origami, highlighting Japanese art, Origami techniques in modern space engineering, and demonstration in making paper cranes. She was assisted by her students, namely, Ayaj Jaboob and Qies Riyad Sloulin.
The main highlight of the event was the Cultural Show directed by Ms. Rachel Joseph and Ms. Racquel Barth. Seventeen countries from the ELC were presented by select staff to flaunt their respective cultures. These included Oman, England, the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Armenia, France, USA, Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia, Japan, Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt, India, and South Africa.
Awards ceremony for staff and students was the final part of the event hosted by Ms. Mariam Al Sabbah. Awards were based on the following categories: ELC Management Support Team, 4th ELT Symposium, Staff Professional Development Program, ELC Magazine, Writing Center, E-Learning, Research and Consultancy, ELC Clubs, EJADA, GFP Induction, ELC Day, ETC Technical Support, ELC Security Guards, Photography Winners, and Art Winners, Participants, & Judges.
To celebrate that another ELC milestone, staff, students, and guests had lunch together in the Self-Access Center.