Welcome to Eastern College

The Eastern College is registered by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education and is located in the center of Mogadishu Somalia.

Eastern College is a professional and exciting College, where you will meet new friends. We offer a range of English courses from General English to Business. We look forward to welcoming you soon to The Eastern College of English.

Why study at the Eastern College of English?

The Eastern College is located in the Centre of Mogadishu and Registered by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education of Somalia.  Learning English can help you find a better job in a globalised world. Or maybe you want to experience a new culture and further your studies. The Eastern College is here to help.

When you arrive at our school you will be given a placement test, and receive an interview with either the director of studies or senior teacher to establish your level. We also provide an induction pack, with information on Eastern College and a student card. We monitor your progress during your course and provide a certificate when you leave. The Eastern College accepts students from the age of 15 and has no upper limit on age, the majority of our students are adults.

The Eastern College is a friendly College, and you will feel welcome by all the team. Please also remember we are available to help 24 hours a day, and students can contact the College at any time.



Below is a summary of courses offered by The Eastern College of English. We offer a variety of professional courses to suit all levels, and please contact the College if you require more information.



When you join Eastern College, you will be given a placement test. This will determine your level. During your course and depending on how long you study we expect you to progress to higher levels.

Our General English courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is an international standard for describing language ability.

The levels offered by the Eastern College are shown below:


CERF Level

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Advanced C1



Advanced – Plus C2



General English

We offer a progressive course in General English designed to suit students of all levels, from elementary to advanced.

Our experienced teachers use the latest course books and techniques to make your learning experience both rewarding and enjoyable. At each level we aim to improve all aspects of your English, including grammar, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening and importantly to build confidence.

At the end of the course, students will be given an end of course certificate. Each level typically takes 12 weeks, but if a student improves quickly a higher level can be achieved in a shorter time period. English courses are available from 10 hours to 20 hours per week. Students can join the course every time all year around (except College closed dates). There is no minimum stay period.

Business English

For students at intermediate level and above, we offer a further 5 hours per week, on top of the general English course in which to study Business English. This includes the teaching of the vocabulary and grammar required for professional business communication.

Career English

The Career English course is suited to those who may want to work in a professional English-speaking environment. With globalization, English is used in most companies that have an international outlook. This course will help students gain a huge advantage, some examples include, customer service, presenting, and professional document creation. We offer a further 5 hours per week, on top of the general English course, so students can gain that advantage in a competitive global world.

Maritime English

Somalia has one of the largest coastal lines in the world. This has presented the community with a lot of social and economic activities. However, with the world coming to be a global village, there is need to empower the locals to be able to share their prowess in maritime operations and business with the rest of the world. One of the best for this is by building the linguistic capacity of the locals. The course offers the learner basic maritime English language and vocabulary to use while onboard, at port or to any professional in the Maritime industry

Individual Lessons or One to One Lessons

The EASTERN COLLEGE offers the opportunity of Individual or One to One Lessons. These lessons can be tailored for the individual student, maximising your learning experience. With individual lessons the Eastern College will plan and identify areas where improvements can be made. The lessons are usually 1 to 2 hours long, and multiple lessons can be booked each week. These lessons are available on request.

IELTS Preparation

Get your IELTS certificate online through Eastern College!

Eastern College has partnered with eTEFL Online English Academy to provide comprehensive online IELTS exam preparation courses. 

The course consists of 50 hours of specialized online lessons with native English teachers. Classes will be conducted live in small groups and will focus on the Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening parts of the IELTS exam. You will learn what is expected of you and how to get the band score you need to study or work in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and many other English-speaking countries.
Upon completion of the course, you will do a practice IELTS exam and receive a certificate of completion from eTEFL Online English Academy and Eastern College. 
We will then help you register for the online IELTS Indicator exam to earn your IELTS certificate through the British Council.

For students at upper-intermediate level and above, we offer a further 5 hours per week, on top of the general English course, in which to study IELTS exam preparation. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.