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Security Guards Training

Security Guards Training

In appreciation of the men that serve and protect the AUC community, The School of Continuing Education (SCE) is delivering specialized training for the university's security personnel that covers IT, English language, technical, and interpersonal skills. Today was the last day for the first group's Module 1 on technical skills, including an exam. Wish them luck with their results.

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Jazz Talk

“Jazz Diplomacy” Lecture by James Ketterer in the International Cairo Jazz Festival

As part of its cultural diplomacy programs, the US government has used jazz - the quintessential American art form - as a way to connect to audiences around the world. The musical form of jazz is consistent with the highest ideals of American democracy and inclusion.

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ETAD

SCE Continued Leadership of the Essential ETAD

While many in The American University in Cairo's (AUC) community have been of service for over a decade, and sometimes two, few have given an astounding 35 years of passion, quality, and enhancement as Azza Daoud of the School of Continuing Education (SCE). This year, she made the difficult decision of early retirement, passing on the directorship mantle of SCE’s Evaluation, Testing, and Assessments Department (ETAD) to the evermore driven and equipped Amr Fahim.

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AAIB

Impact Investment by AAIB for Teacher Training with SCE

When like-minded partners work together on something as important as teacher development, the impact ripples through exponentially. The Arab African International Bank (AAIB) joined forces with The American University in Cairo's (AUC) School of Continuing Education (SCE) to fund a 90-hour multidisciplinary scholarship program for 150 primary public-school teachers.

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Teacher Mentors Program

Teacher Mentors Program

In another impactful partnership between The School of Continuing Education (SCE), the US Embassy in Cairo, and the NileTESOL Teacher Association, 60 teachers across Egypt’s governorates committed to ‘paying it forward as mentors in the 6th Cohort of the Teacher-Mentor Program.

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Saint Fatima Ceremony

Saint Fatima School Ceremony

Programs and Partnerships Department (PPD) at the School of Continuing Education has celebrated the end of the batch ceremony for the English Language Program in Saint Fatima School on October 4, 202. PPD designed a teacher training program for their teachers on how to use gamification in teaching.

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Police Academy 2

A Partnership between SCE and National Police College

 Following the successful completion of the first batch of nearly 1,200 of the National Police College cadets in SCE’s foundational English language program, an agreement was signed to extend the cooperation for a new incoming cohort. The initial program started in 2019 and includes 5 modules, each approximately 30 hours that develop conversational and comprehension skills. 

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Cairo University Translation Students Get Practical at SCE

 Given the School of Continuing Education’s (SCE) concentration on practical dimensions and its distinguished position as a premier language learning institution, Cairo University cross-registered nearly 300 students from its new credit-hour translation major. In the interest of graduating market ready caliber, the students spent the summer leading into their senior year at SCE learning the hands-on ropes of the trade. This partnership is planned as the first of future classes to come as expressed in a ceremony commemorating the pilot class’ successful completion.

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NileTESOL: 25 Years of Enhancing English Language Instruction in Egypt

English language teachers celebrated a quarter century of professional development at the 2021 NileTESOL conference. Under the theme digitize globalize, the virtual event brought together over 3,000 professionals from across Egypt and the globe.

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The Vocational Potential

The Vocational Potential

We have faith that these programs will change our culture as Egyptians so that we don’t only look at university degree graduates, while technical caliber, regardless of their capabilities to perform well, are not regarded appropriately,” acknowledged President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

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Arabic

Ahlan (More) Arabic to SCE

School of Continuing Education (SCE) is perhaps most known for its English language offerings, despite numerous comparatively hidden gems of diverse specialities. Even within the same languages domain, SCE’s Arabic may be less known, in spite of its strong relevance and importance. Indeed, SCE’s offerings that enhance Arabic language skills are growing!

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Heya Raeda 2021

Heya Raeda 2021 - TIEC Female Entrepreneurs Program

Heya Raeda 2021 program developed by ITIDA/@TIEC Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) in coordination with The American University in Cairo.

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Free for Thought II

Free For Thought II

Welcome Back! Across SCE, and the broader AUC, a central pillar of our identity as life-long learners is critical thinking. For many, it is perhaps the single most transformative experience of a learner’s identity. The mindset shift often goes far beyond the classroom to foster personal awareness and enriched life-learning.

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For the Love of Teachers

For the Love of Teachers

Teachers are one of School of Continuing Education’s (SCE) priority learners. The school recognizes that this often underappreciated demographic is one the most effective investment areas to propel development on the micro and macro scales. It is active in collaborations that share this understanding and commitment towards teacher development. Some date back decades, such as the NileTESOL association that just celebrated a quarter-century of empowering English language teachers.

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Translate

Bilingual Talent Around the World Learn to Translate at SCE

If you’ve ever been part of an English instruction university in a nonnative country, you will appreciate the backbone provided by its languages department. That is certainly the case at School of Continuing Education (SCE) with its renowned languages programs that annually benefit over 30,000 students in their professional, academic, as well as personal lives.

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Sohag Camp

SCE School Partnerships Advance Student English Language Skills Across Egypt

Parents that paid little attention in their English class are likely now all too aware of its value. Politics aside, proficiency of the English language has become one of the most essential employability skills. Certainly, there are many that succeed professionally without English skills.

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SCE Partners with Dean of Students, Empowering AUC Students with Leadership Skills

In partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students, School of Continuing Education (SCE) empowers The American University of Cairo (AUC) students with leadership training that enables them to pursue positions of influence in student organizations and office-led programs. The dean of students sends an announcement to all eligible students prior to the beginning of each regular academic semester. Graduates of this program continue to serve as mentors to the new leadership cohorts, sharing their on-the-ground experience.

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Access Graduation

Access Goes Above and Beyond for Hundreds of Students Across Egypt

As one of SCE’s most robust programs, the English Access Microscholarship Program, or Access as it’s commonly known, witnessed quite the dynamic and resilient year.

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NileTESOL 24th

The 24th NileTESOL Conference

Over 3,000 English language teachers internationally and across Egyptian governorates participated in the 24th annual NileTESOL conference on January 21 and 22, 2020.

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ILACE 2020

International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (ILACE) 2020 Online Conference

Since 2015, the School of Continuing Education (SCE) and the British Council convened thousands of international language assessment experts at AUC Tahrir Square Campus for the widely-regarded premier conference in the field, the International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (ILACE). For its sixth edition on September 4 and 5, 2020, the conference went digital. Not just in format but also in substance under the theme, "Embracing New Realities."

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English Teachers Mentors

150 More English Teachers Ripple Across the Country as Mentors and Trainers

In demonstrating our commitment to lifelong and wide-spread learning, SCE supported another round of mentor training programs for early-learning English teachers. Over the course of five days, 150 English teachers across the country engaged in intensive workshops leading a double-ripple as both mentors and trainers to other teachers in their communities.

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Free For Thought

Free for Thought

Across SCE, and the broader AUC, a central pillar of our identity as life-long learners is critical thinking. For many, it is perhaps the single most transformative experience of a learner’s identity. The mindset shift often goes far beyond the classroom to foster personal awareness and enriched life-learning.

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IACET

SCE Attains Third Reaccreditation by IACET

Before the world came to a standstill, SCE began 2020 by celebrating its re-accreditation from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). IACET is the premier accrediting organization for continuing education and training, and this is SCE’s third accreditation with the organization. SCE was first accredited by IACET in 2010, with each accreditation period lasting five years.

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Decoding an AUC Trailblazer

A true embodiment of what it means to be an ‘AUC-ian,’ Rana el Kaliouby takes us through her journey of learning, determination, and values in her riveting memoir, Girl Decoded.

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