Foundation Program

The overall objective of Mazoon College General Foundation Program is to provide students with an excellent command of English language, relevant mathematical knowledge, and effective computer skills. In GFP, students are grouped into three levels according to their performance in an in-house placement test. Each one of these three levels lasts for 16 weeks (one semester). Students in Level 2 may be promoted directly to their chosen academic programs if they score an “A” in GFP 201 (as specified below) and recommended by GFP Director. Courses offered, assessment plan, and grading system details are included in the following tables:

  • Courses Offered by the GFP*

Level (1)

No Course Code Course Title Number of Contact Hours per week
1 GFP101 Elementary Intensive English 17

Level (2)

 

No Course Code Course Title Number of Contact Hours per week
1 GFP 201 Intermediate Intensive English 17
2 GFP 203 Foundation Computing 1 3
3 GFP 202 Basic Mathematics 1 2
 

Level (3)

No Course Code Course Title Number of Contact Hours per week
1 GFP 301 Upper-intermediate Intensive English 17
2 GFP 302 Basic Mathematics 2 2
4 GFP 304 Foundation Computing II 3
 

* General study skills are embedded and tested all across the syllabi of the above components

  1. Summary of the GFP Assessment Plan
Description Percentage
Quiz 1 15%
Med-term Exam 20%
Quiz 2 15%
Oral Presentation 10%
Attendance and Participation 10%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%
  1. The GFP Grading System
Letter Grade  Percentage Ranking
A 90% - 100% Excellent
B 80% - 89% Very Good
C 70% - 79% Good
D 60% - 69% Satisfactory
F less than 60% Unsatisfactory