Welcome To Department of English Language Teaching (ELT)

HOD Message

Dr. Hazrat Umar

I am delighted to welcome you to the Department of English Language Teaching at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, the No. 1 ranked language university in Pakistan and among the best in Asia and the world. You -students- are the department’s top priority, and our qualified and devoted teachers are committed to providing you with the best learning experiences. Our goal is to excel in English language teaching and learning by applying cutting-edge, creative, and effective teaching methods, thereby enhancing your communicative competence and English proficiency. We follow the university’s core values of inclusiveness, tolerance, social responsibility, creativity, integrity, merit, and transparency.

The department offers A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 programmes based on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Advanced Diploma in English, and Advanced Diploma in ELT are offered as one-year programmes. The department also offers different short courses of 8 weeks’ duration. They are the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), English Speaking Proficiency Course (ESPC), Occupational English Testing (OET), English for Academic Writing (EAW), English for Business Communication (EBC), English Language Course (ELC) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). These short programmes are to hone students' English expressions, advance their professional skills and prepare them for further studies and real life.

The department has international and overseas Pakistani students from various countries of the world. It hosts students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iran, the People's Republic of China, Japan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Türkiye, Libya, and Sodan, to name a few. These students enrich the department with their different backgrounds and enhance the intercultural competence of the department by sharing their experiences and cultures with their peers and teachers. They improve their English proficiency by studying the English language in the department and interacting with their peers and teachers in English. We take pride in our students’ success and hope they achieve all their goals in the future.



Established as National Institute of Modern Languages by the Pakistan Army in the late 1960s, NUML has the singular distinction of being the only modern languages university in the country. Department of English Language Teaching (ELT)  came into existence simultaneously with the founding of erstwhile National Institute of Modern Languages in the late 1960s.  Since its inception, the department has functioned as a useful component of NUML to accomplish the assigned mission, efficaciously. The courses offered by the Department include; Foundation, Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in English language both in the morning and in the afternoon shifts. In afternoon shift International English Language Testing System and English Speaking Proficiency Course are also offered.

Now the department offers the following courses..

English Level  A1

English Level A2

English Level B1

English Level B2

English Level C1

Advance Diploma in English 

Advance Diploma in ELT 

Our Vision

To become a leading center of excellence in Englsih language proficiency through contemporary and emerging pedagogical practices for linguistic competence & performance.

Our Mission

To foster communicative competence by practicing creative pedagogy and cultivating critical thinking, developing customized  language courses and providing diverse learning and research opportunities  for students, teachers and professionals.