Faculty of
Languages & Communication

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Annual Report

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

General Features of the Courses

The courses in the two departments of  translation, linguistics and literature enable students to study literature, literary criticism and theory, English language, its history, formal and variationist linguistics, expository and creative writing, oral and debate skills, translation, research and project work.

The academic programs of linguistics , literature and translation allow students to deepen their literary taste and aesthetic appreciation through exposure to hundreds of texts that represent the full spectrum of literary genres.  Students are provided with a rich library replete with the latest publications in the various fields of humanities.

Moreover, courses enable students to understand literary texts in their cultural and historical contexts and instill in our students the appreciation for the aesthetic qualities and literary production by exposing them to a diversified curriculum rich in literature.  Through their studies, students will grasp an understanding and knowledge of literary terms, forms and genres; as well as, representative authors and cultural characteristics of major literary historical periods, movements, trends, themes and critical interpretive methods. The syllabus also develops the student's intellectual abilities by focusing on the most current critical approaches related to postmodernism, feminist studies and postcolonial literature.

Moreover, the course work exposes our students to some diversified curriculum rich in linguistics, paralinguistic and language skills.  In studying courses of linguistics and language, students will develop critical thinking, reading and communication skills. Students will be endowed with the linguistic, critical and intellectual skills which stem from the culture and literature that is historically tied to the English language.  Knowledge and understanding of basic concepts in analyzing discourse will be discussed and analyzed. Language proficiency will be taught to allow students to distinguish grammatical and ungrammatical sentences; to appreciate the functioning of rules and constraints; as well as, relate syntactic information to first language and second language acquisition.

The Faculty updates curriculum yearly in order to ensure an up-to-date understanding of global issues.  Instructors ensure that they reach all students in heterogeneous classrooms by the use of a variety of techniques and teaching methods.  Moreover, it provides a rich syllabus required to obtain proficient skills in literature, linguistics, translation and writing; while also enhancing the students’ listening, oral, pronunciation, grammar and critical thinking.  The Faculty follows a sustainable process that provides the students with growth in a sequenced, step-by-step approach.  It is a diversified and fertile environment that will enable students to grow in knowledge and confidence throughout their University studies.  Continued, spiraled reinforcement skills are taught throughout the syllabus to ensure understanding and application of all necessary proficiency in their field of study.

These courses are designed to equip students with the competence needed to fulfill their academic potential and achieve educational excellence.


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