The Faculty of Language Studies (FLS) was established in 2002, at the very start of the Arab Open University (AOU).
At present, it offers a BA Programme (Hons) in English Language and Literature (ELL) in all AOU branches and a BA Programme (Hons) in English Language and Literature with Translation track (ELLT) in two branches and soon in other branches. As of the first semester, 2012, FLS started offering an MA Programme in English Literature at the AOU/Jordan Branch. AOU/Egypt Branch started offering the same Program as of spring semester 2017/18. Other branches are in the process of seeking local accreditation prior to offering the programme. The three programmes are based on core courses derived from the Open University UK and use textbooks, support materials, and approaches of the highest international standards. Demand on the three prestigious programmes is growing, since they are relevant not only to students' intellectual and knowledge growth, but also to their career needs.