Faculty of Languages and Translation

In a Joint Partnership Initiated by the Faculty of Languages and Translation
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IT General Directorate

King Khalid University has been nominated as an accredited center to conduct the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) which is considered the most famous and accredited test in the world. The aim of the test is to assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers.

Being an accredited center is a result of the successful joint cooperation between the Faculty of Languages and Translation of the University and the British Council over three semesters. Since then, e-courses have been provided to get the applicant ready for the IELTS through the International Teaching Program at the Deanship of e-learning.

It is worth mentioning that the first date for the test will be on February 7, 2015, AD, and it is going to be available for both sexes. The Test center for male students will be in the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Guraiger, while the female students will attend their examination at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Alsamer.

Further inquiries on the following e-mail:ielts@ekku.edu.sa

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship of the King Khalid University has concluded a workshop arranged by the Deanship in coordination with Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT). The workshop was titled "English Language Teaching Difficulties" and was presented to teachers of the English Language in the Asir region. The workshop was attended by more than 30 male teachers and 25 female teachers.  

The symposium was led by FLT Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi and FLT Vice Dean, Dr. Ali Alamir. Additionally, Dr. Ismail Al Refaai, Prof. Dr. Habib Abdessalem, Dr. Eyhab Abdulrazaq Badr Eddin, and Dr. Salem bin Dawood focused on critical topics in the field. The participants of the workshop thanked the FLT for this initiative and prompted further discussion leading to a recommendation that more successful workshops be conducted. They further asserted that they are looking forward to topics concerning the educational process and the pedagogical implications of teaching in the TEFL/TESOL fields.

In the same context, the Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship, in coordination with the National Association Branch for Human Rights in Asir, arranged a lecture under the title, "Respecting Human Rights is my Responsibility." It took place in the Central Stands building and was presented by the Supervisor of the Association, Dr. Ali bin Essa Al Shoaby.

Tharban
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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Faculty of Languages and Translation of King Khalid University conducted three training courses, within the activities of the university's fourth health, educational, and awareness program which is being held in the Thrban Center in the province of Majardh. The training courses targeted the teachers of English who serve in the different stages of education in the province and its affiliating centers.

The first course handled the issue of the use of knowledge background in teaching the English language, and it was presented by the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi. During the course, Dr. Al Melhi explained that the course focused on how to teach reading in English as a second language, using books of the general education. At the end of the course, Dr. Al Melhi answered the attendees' questions and inquiries.

For his part, a member of the teaching staff at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Eyhab Badr Eddin, presented another training course entitled, "The Negative and the Positive Impact of the Native Language (Arabic) to Learn and Use the English language." Moreover, both Dr. Farouk Haji and Mr. Matthew Paul from the faculty presented a training course, which handled the use of Social networks and modern technology when teaching of English Language. For more information, please (click here).

International English Language Testing System
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King Khalid University, Media Center

King Khalid University held on 6/2/2015 AD the 1st International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for students who wish to complete their studies whether in national or international universities. It is noteworthy that the test has been adopted recently in the University, which became an accredited center for "IELTS."Accreditation came within the framework of the University cooperation with the British Council to serve the community.

The Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi stated that the University President was keen on finding an alternative to the TOEFL center as soon as possible. His Excellency, the University President, had a significant role in the completion of this agreement, which saved traveling costs and other inconveniences for those who wanted to perform the test.

It is noteworthy that the University, represented by the Faculty of Languages and Translation has recently signed a strategic partnership with the British Council. The partnership allowed the University to conduct International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for students wishing to continue their studies in national or international universities.

For more information (click here).

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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education organized a course in the English language. The course was for both the foundation and the first levels, within the Deanship programs for the first semester of the academic year 1435/1436AH. The course launched on Sunday, 18/12/1435 AH.

At the beginning of the course, His Excellency the Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Mubark Said Hamdan welcomed the trainees who enrolled in the program. He urged them to attend and benefit from this course. The Dean expressed his happiness knowing that the registration in this course is still going on until the end of this week.

Recommendations
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King Khalid University, Media Center

The Faculty of Languages ​​and Translation concluded its symposium titled: "The Present and Future of English in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns." The final session which was headed by Dean of the College, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, who concluded with a number of recommendations and suggestions that have been put forward. They include the proposal to keep holding relevant symposiums in the Faculty of Languages and Translation on an annual basis, whether in the form of a symposium or conferences. Also, encouraging the involvement of students, and graduate students to attend, and participate with the researchers and presentations to enrich their experiences was also recommended. Other recommendations included keeping the continued cooperation between King Khalid University, represented by the Faculty of Languages ​​and Translation, and the General Directorate of Education in the Asir region. This collaboration is with respect to the assessment of the curricula of the English language, holding workshops, conducting field studies to determine the reality of language teaching and the difficulties faced by English teachers and students. Also, there were recommendations calling for the need to increase the involvement of the role of the Women's side, both in terms of regulation and research, as well as another call for more work on increasing research and workshops on the role of modern technology in learning English language as a foreign language, whether in the classroom or outside.

Finally, there was a recommendation related the importance of following-up to the proposed suggestions and discussions that were presented during the symposium, so as to take full advantage of them, and lastly, a call to print researches and presentations that were presented during the symposium was made.

National Symposium on 'The Present and Future of English in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns'

Faculty of Languages and Translation of King Khalid University announces the organizing of a national symposium on 'Present and Future of English in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns.' The conference will be held from 25/12/1435 AH (19/10/2014 AD) to 26/12/1435 AH (20/10/2014 AD). Its aims are to:

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The Present and the Future of English Language in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns
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King Khalid University, Media Center

Under the auspices of His Excellency the King Khalid University President Prof. Abdulrahman Hamad Aldawood, the Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT) organized a national symposium titled," The Present and the Future of the English Language in Saudi Arabia: Research Concerns." The conference is arranged to start on Sunday morning, the 25th of Dhu Al-Hijjah and to finish on the 27th.

On this occasion, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, FLT Dean and Chairman of the Scientific Committee, explained the university's keenness on arranging specialized symposiums and scientific meetings. He further asserted that it would definitely be of great benefit as well as serve to raise the levels of scientific research and their applications in all scientific and educational institutions in Saudi Arabia. He also explained that the University President's eagerness and leadership to hold the symposium reflects the university's interest in dealing with emerging technologies in various areas of learning and teaching of the English language. He related that it also indicated a significant commitment to the development of services provided to both faculty members and graduate studies students alike. Furthermore, it will also serve to inculcate the culture of scientific research throughout King Khalid University.

Dr. Melhi added, "A lot of research and scientific papers will be presented during this symposium. Accordingly, the Scientific Committee presented 22 research papers from a number of topics, of which the Scientific Committee accepted 17. The most prominent research topic is that which discusses language planning and the use of technology in teaching and learning of the English language, as well as research on the relationship between culture and the teaching and learning of the English language. Moreover, the role of literature in English language learning and teaching will be discussed, in addition to the strategies of reading the English language. There will be 12 discussion sessions during the days of the symposium.

Dr. Melhi stated that they were going to host some specialists such as Dr. James Brown of Hawaii University, USA, and Dr. Alan Firth of Newcastle University, United Kingdom. They are expected to present a workshop, in conjunction with Prof. Sultan Al-Hazmi of Jazan University, and Prof. Abdullah Hadi, Dean of Faculty Members and University Staff. The schedule shows that on Sunday, 25/12/1435 AH, Dr. James Brown will present a workshop for Graduate Studies students and the teachers of the English Language, male and female, who are affiliated with the Ministry of Education. The time for that is 5 to 6 pm. Also on Monday the 26/12/1435 AH, Dr. Allen Firth will present another workshop directed to the same audience from 10 am to 11 a.m.

The symposium focuses on increasing the awareness of academicians, with respect to current and future trends in teaching the English language, in addition to addressing critical research issues in the field of Applied Linguistics at the levels of both theory and application. The organizers of the symposium hope that such events will promote the dissemination of knowledge related to the latest trends and publications in Applied Linguistics. Also, researchers and practitioners in the field of linguistics, and related sciences will be invited to discuss relevant issues of common interest.

The symposium will discuss a number of issues such as language and literature, methods of teaching, language, culture, language planning, language policy, methods of teaching English, curriculum development, and technology and language learning.

Preparing for the New Academic Year
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King Khalid University, Media Center

The University Vice President for Educational Affairs, Dr. Mohammed Al-Hassoun, has made an inspection tour of the Faculty of Languages and Translation. During the visit, he visited the college laboratories, as well as having a look at the latest preparations for the first semester.

The Vice President also met the heads of College Departments and a number of the teaching staff. They discussed various points as to why students would rather prefer to join some departments than others.

It is worth mentioning that the tour proves how keen the University is on academic excellence, and it shows the university's concern about readiness for the new academic year, and on meeting the aspirations of all it caters for. For more information, (click here).

   

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