In cooperation with the E-Learning Deanship, the Faculty of Languages and Translation invites you to attend the third webinar titled “Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed-Methods Research” by Prof. JD Brown.The webinar will be conducted Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 pm. Please note that this is a public invitation.

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Webinar Abstract

Conducted in Cooperation with the E-Learning Deanship


In cooperation with the E-Learning Deanship, the Faculty of Languages and Translation invites you to attend a webinar titled “Approaches to Translation” by Prof. Said M. Shiyab. The webinar will be conducted on Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please note that this is a public invitation.

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Webinar Abstract

Conducted in Cooperation with the E-Learning Deanship

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 6th from 8 pm to 10 pm. Register today by CLICKING HERE!

Bio of the Presenter

William Acton, Ph.D., is the MA TESOL Program Director at Trinity Western University (TWU). His research and publications have been in the area of pronunciation and the role of the body in learning language. His blog is located at

Abstracts of the Webinar

This webinar focuses on several useful techniques for improving key aspects of the English pronunciation of Arabic speaking L1 students in academic courses. One innovative feature of the webinar is that the techniques presented all involve the systematic use of gesture in promoting learning and memory for new pronunciation. The webinar also has features of a workshop in that participants get to experience the techniques and discuss just how the procedures might be implemented in their classrooms. After the webinar, access to video models of the techniques demonstrated will be made available for asynchronous viewing. Prior to the webinar, participants will be given a short "homework" assignment to better prepare themselves for understanding the research base of the method and key activities. 

"I often begin workshops or papers with the comment that in about 40 years in the field I have had just one idea: that the systematic use of body movement is essential to effective and efficient pronunciation instruction. That has never been more relevant than today, with the general de-emphasis on pronunciation and introduction of technology into the field. From both perspectives, the "haptic" perspective approach developed here offers great promise."  -- Bill Acton

Conducted in Cooperation with the E-Learning Deanship


This is to announce that the placement test for level one will be held next week on Thursday 19/3/1439 from 0900 to 1100 in Building C (English Department) in the following classrooms :



Under the supervision of the Dean, Dr. Abullah Al-Melhi, the Faculty of Languages and Translation in partnership with the British Council and the Deanship of e-Learning will hold an online training course via the KKUx Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platform. The course will be convened on 12/10/2017 and end on 01/09/2018. It will uncover tips and techniques to help candidates successfully pass the IELTS exam with a satisfactory band according to ability. A  Certificate of Achievement will be delivered upon completion with an endorsement from King Khalid University and the British Council. Enroll today!

Skill Description

Speaking and writing are referred to as productive skills. A person with good speaking and writing skills will be able to make themselves clear to the addressee(s). A student with poor speaking and writing communication abilities, however, may fail to get their message across to others which necessitates their staying remote from others. In other words, for communication to take place efficiently, there are three pre-requisite conditions: sender of a message, receiver of a message and a means of communication. The sender and receiver of the message are meaningless with no effective means of communication. Academically speaking, no full justice can be done to a test/ an exam with low proficiency in speaking and writing. IELTS is no exception. In short, sound communication skills in speaking and writing are the key to effective communication of all aspects, academically and personally.

Skill Details

An attempt will be made to improve the participants' competence and proficiency in speaking and writing skills in general. Apart from this, they will be exposed to sample IELTS speaking and writing tests. They will also be trained to use right test-taking strategies which should come in handy when sitting an IELTS Test.

Skill Toolkit

Official British Council Toolkit for IELTS preparation materials which include: pdf, ppt, video, and audio files.

What will you Get?

  • Certificate of Achievement stamped by KKU and British Council
  • Joining Virtual Community
  • Supporting PDF files 

Registration & Payment

Please login to KKUx


Source: KKUx

Date: 11/23/2017

The Faculty of Languages and Translation (Female Section) announces a competition, "Reading Challenge" from 20/1/1439 to 7/2/1439. This competition aims to make students read books and courage them to write and explain their ideas. Awards will be distributed to the winners.


The E-Learning Unit of our faculty is launching its E-Learning Awareness Campaign for Level 1 students of the English Department and the English Language Center (ELC) this week, from Sunday, October 8th to Thursday, October 12th. The program will be conducted from 9-12pm and 2-5pm. The campaign aims to make Level 1 students as well as the faculty members aware of the necessary and effective use of the university e-learning system. During the campaign, the E-Learning Unit is going to carry out the following activities:

• Meeting students individually in their classroom after informing their instructors,

• Organizing workshops for students in the e-learning labs,

• Organizing an e-quiz competition for students

• Setting up an e-learning stall and distributing brochures and booklets, and

• Holding a workshop for the faculty members

Please contact Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, the E-Learning supervisor, at his email (, for further details.

All Level 1 department instructors and all ELC teachers who have classes between 10:00 am, and 11:00 am on Monday, October 2, 2017, are kindly requested to take their students to Main University Theater for welcoming ceremony organized by the university for new students. Attendance should be taken at the end of the function. Thank you, Dr. Munassir Al Hamami, Chair, and Abdullah Al-Rezgi, Director, ELC

The Faculty of Languages & Translation cordially invites all its instructors to attend the College Saudi National Day Celebration on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (tomorrow) at 11:00 am in Auditorium 5, Building B. Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean, FLT

Instructors who are teaching level 1 students in the Department are kindly requested to bring their students to Orientation Program for new students on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (tomorrow) at 10:00 am in Auditorium 5, Building B. Attendance should be taken at the end of the program. Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean, FLT

The Faculty of Languages and Translation wishes you an enjoyable Eid Al Fitr, and we are looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you again this Fall. 

The last LRC seminar of the academic year 2016-2017 will take place on Monday, May 1, 2017, from 11 am to 12 pm. We look forward to welcoming many of you at this capstone seminar. Please see event calendar icon for more details.