English Club

FLT Student Receives Prestigious Award

Ahmad Al Otaibi is a student at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, and he is a journalist at Aseer News. Lately, due to his continues press and social media coverage for the Abha Charity Association and as a representative of Aseer News, he received an appreciation certificate from the Governor of the Asir Region, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz. "Ahmad sets an example of how a college student can actively contribute to the community while continuously striving for academic success," said Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, FLT Dean. It is worth mentioning that Ahmad is also an active member in many activities as Vice President of the English Club. Date: 8/17/2017 Source: Abdullah Omar (KKU IT)
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New Student Orientation

Under the supervision of Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, and represented by Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al Qahtani, Vice Dean of Higher Studies,  the English Club held an orientation for all first level students on March 5, 2017. Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al Qahtani, Dr. Mohammed Assiri, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, Chair of the English Department, Dr. Basim Kanaan, Academic Advisor, and Hassan Asiri, Director of Student Activities, presented the program. They all stressed critical points to success that included but were not limited to, helpful resources, policies, and general strategies. Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al Qahtani added that the purpose of the orientation program was to engage students and to introduce them to campus resources and opportunities. He further reasoned that a successful transition for students from their previous environment into the Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT) is paramount. This year’s orientation leaders were eager to share their experiences. "Orientation is the next step for students in joining the KKU FLT community," said Hassan Asiri, Director of Student Activities. “It was an opportunity to meet new students. For many of them, this was a great chance to ask questions,” said Haitham Hawi, President of the English Club. Ahmed Al Otaibi, Vice President of the English Club, remembers going through the orientation program when he first started and learned how to get involved. “I like providing assistance where it is needed,” Al Otaibi said. “Also, I wanted to let new students know about the English Club so that they can join us.” In conclusion, Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al Qahtani emphasized the importance of orientation as being key to student success. He further reiterated that we aim to support the student experience inside and outside of the classroom. Date: 03-06-2017 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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Social Media Celebrities

The English Club provided a platform for a structured, intelligent, and open debate in the month of December 2016. The purpose of the debate (Social Media Celebrities) was to build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.  Overall, many of those who attended in the audience applauded the civic awareness and engagement displayed by the debaters.  First place winner, Khalid Al Shehri (against the motion), stated “We live in a world which relies on the online world more than the reality. We need more role models, but a role model may exert a bad influence. We need to be aware of that and keep that in mind.” Second place winner, Yasser Al Shahrani (for the motion), stated “Social media celebrities are like a mirror with two sides. If it is clean, it will reflect something good and vice versa.”  Prof. Habib Abdesslem and Dr. Omer Sultan were the judges of the event and applauded the students for their persuasive arguments, fluency, and overall accuracy. Abdullah Asiri, Director of Student Activities, congratulated all students who participated in recent developments and looks forward to seeing the English Club host more in the upcoming semester. Awards were also presented to the winners of the essay contest by evaluators Abdullah Asiri, Hassan Costello, and Saiful Islam as follows: 1st Place: Omar Muhammad Jama 2nd Place: Khalid Al Qahtani 3rd Place: Khalid Al Shehri Special thanks to Abdullah Qahtani (Event Moderator), Mohammed Salem Shehri (Event Host), all members of the English Club, and Naif Musfer Bassami for developing a pilot Android/iPhone app. Date: 1/8/17 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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Student Activities Reception

On October 17, 2016, the English Club held a reception in the foyer of the college to spread awareness of the many activities planned for the semester. The event was lively, and it attracted over 50 students to register with the club and upcoming events. Vice Dean, Dr. Ali Alamir, Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, and Abdullah Asiri, Student Activities Director, presided over the event and interacted with all those in attendance. Date: 10/17/2016 Source: MD Siraj Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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DEBATE 2016

A debate competition was organized by Faculty of Languages and Translation which was held on April 13, 2016. The topic was Excessive Use of Technology has Paralyzed Humans in Many Ways.  The debaters who spoke for the motion were Muhammad Salem Ashahri, Abdur Rahim Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Aweed Al Amari, Mohammad Ali Al Qahtani and Abdullah Ali Al Qahtani. They put emphasis on the word ‘excessive.' They pointed out that they were not against technology, only its excessive use. Those who were against the motion were Musab Mohammad Al Shadah, Fahad Mohammad Asiri, Yasser Ali Al Shahrani, Omer Mohammad Jama and Khalid Amer Alshehri. They focused on our dependence on technology in our real life.  They emphasized that without technology we are almost helpless. Both the teams came up with interesting ideas. Although the team for the motion won the competition, the best speaker was Khalid Amer Al Shehri, who was the leader of the team against the motion. There was a panel of judges comprising two members – Mr. Willem D. Jager and Mr. Mathew Paul, who skillfully and meticulously evaluated the debaters’ performance and decided on the winner.  Dr. Fahad Otaif, in his speech, talked about their performance and how to improve it. He shared his views on the excessive use of technology. The occasion was also graced by Dr. Mutab Al Qarni, Chairman of the Department of English, who, in his concluding speech, talked about the importance of such an extracurricular activity and how it helped to improve English. He praised the debaters pointing out the fact that they had spoken exceptionally well although the topic was slightly challenging for them.   Dr. Mohammad Osman headed the organizing committee. The other team members were Dr. Nurul Islam, Dr. Nisar Ahmed Koka, Mr. Mohammad Adil, Dr. Omer Sultan, Dr. Basim Kanaan, and Mr. Salahuddin Abdul Rab who spent more than a month training the debaters. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Khalid Mater, in cooperation with English Club, coordinated his efforts in arranging prizes and certificates for the debaters and the judges. All the members of English Club also worked hard during the event to make it a success. Overall, the debate was a great success. Date: 4/13/2016 Source: MD Adil, Event Anchor Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam 
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English Club Commences New Activities Room

The Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, presided over the commencement of the new English Club Headquarters located in room A/3/35. He was accompanied by Dr. Nasir Qemishan, Vice Dean for Student Activities, and Mr. Yasir Salimy, Director of Student Clubs. Mr. Ibrahim Alasmari, Director of Student Activities, gave an opening speech and congratulated the direction of the faculty. Mr. Alasmari commented the need for continuous development and further expansion of activities in the college.    Date: 11/03/2015 Source: English Club
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Adventures with the English Club

The KKU English Club recently organized an exciting and informative trip to Makkah and Jeddah. The students took part in a full program of activities while visiting a variety of locations and institutions. The highlights of the trip included: Visiting Makkah and performing Umrah Viewing the project in Makkah called "Assalam Alik Ayoha Annabi" (PBUH) Touring King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah Visiting Kaust's "Museum of Science & Technology in Islam." Participating in a variety of educational & entertaining programs All KKU students are eligible to join the English Club and are cordially invited to find out more about the Club and participate in the Club’s activities.  Date: Spring 2015 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: English Club
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