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Department Overview

Welcome

  • by  Head of the Department of Foreign Languages

 
"Language is not an abstract construction of the learned, or of dictionary makers, but is something arising out of the work, needs, ties, joys, affections, tastes, of long generations of humanity, and has its bases broad and low, close to the ground".
 
This statement by Noah Webster is more true of foreign languages, as it offers insight into the social and intellectual lives of the people who speak them and at the same time teaching a foreign language cultivates a spirit of tolerance and understanding of the different other. Learning foreign languages opens alternative avenues of thinking and new means of expression; it is liberating!

In this department, we enable the learner to acquire communication skills, linguistic dexterity, critical thinking skills, and an intercultural perspective to life.

Welcome to the Department of Foreign Languages, where we offer B.A. degrees in English and French and will soon offer a degree in Chinese. In addition, we train students to translate between Arabic and English and offer them an MA in Translation.

Please do explore our website and see if we can be of help.