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The Faculty of Languages and Translation arranged a Student Orientation Program for new students on September 16, 2014. Mr. Ali Alamri, Director of Student Activities, along with his team worked hard to make it a successful event.  Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, graced the position of the chief guest. The program started with a welcoming speech by Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi. He welcomed and congratulated new students for joining the faculty. He emphasized the importance of joining an orientation program as it benefits the new students with lots of information. He also advised them to be serious with their studies right from the beginning. He hopes that the new students will enjoy studying here and graduate with excellent results.  Also, the Vice Deans, the Registrar, and the Student Advisor delivered valuable speeches and wished a bright future for them. Also, Mr. Hassan Costello presented a very informative power point presentation. Date: Fall 2014 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
Under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, the E-Learning Unit organized an “E-Learning Orientation Week” for new students from Sunday, September 7, 2014, to Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Dr. Ahmed Ismail Asiri, Vice Dean, Dr. Abdul Khaleq Al Qahtany, Vice Dean of Academic Development & Quality, and Mr. Abdullah Al Rezgi, Director of the English Language Center, appreciated the efforts of the E-Learning Unit. They extended their full support and guidance for making the orientation week a great success. Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, the E-Learning Unit Supervisor, said that the aim of the orientation week was to make new students aware of the necessity and practical use of Blackboard. “The students were contacted in their respective classrooms on a one-on-one basis and introduced to the E-Learning system,” said Mr. Khan. Mr. Ali Alamry, Director of Students Activities, said that contacting the new students in their respective classrooms was a unique experience for him. He emphasized the need for E-Learning. He further added that E-Learning is necessary in today’s world for a better teaching and learning environment. Mr. Abdullah Al-Zubain, E-Learning Specialist, Dr. Khaled Mohanna, E-Learning Team Manager, Mr. Jabir Al-Thebi, Dr. Mohammad Asif, Mr. Salahuddin Abdurrab, Mr. Eric Beer, Mr. Hassan Costello, Mr. Jawed Ahmed and Mr. Rizwan Ghani, provided holistic support to make the week a success. Date: Fall 2014 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
On the 25th. of May 2014, the College of Languages and Translation, organized a Reception and Farewell Party to honor both the new and departing staff members. On behalf of the new comers, Mr. Matthew Paul delivered his speech about his first year experience working in KKU. From the side of the departing staff members, Dr. Farhatullah Khan and Dr. Abdulatif Shazli delivered speeches where they expressed their departing feeling and long experience working in KKU. The former dean, Dr. Hizbullah Al Sindi, was given a certificate of excellence for giving his valuable service to the college for ten year as the dean. Also, some of the staff members were given certificates of appreciation. Finally the program ended with a photo session and a grand dinner.  Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward
The Faculty of Languages and Translation has organized  Graduation Day 2014 for graduates (M.A. and B.A. Programs) of the college. The Dean of the college, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, graced the position of the chief guest along with the most senior professor Dr. Farhatullah Khan. The program started with a photo session and a graduation walk. The chief guests delivered speeches where they expressed their happiness on the occasion and gave the graduates some advice for their forthcoming life. The graduates, in turn, expressed their worm feeling and gratitude. The certificates of graduation were distributed among the graduates and the program ended up with a grand dinner.
It seemed never-ending. After a long battle with 19 intriguing rounds it came to an end. On 21 April 2014 when fifteen spellers from the Department of English contested in the 4th  Spelling Bee Competition of the second semester of this academic year. Honorable Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Melhi graced the occasion as chief guest. Among others Vice Dean of Quality Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al-Qahtani, faculty members and students from different colleges were present to witness young spellers zeal for spelling. Khalid Amer Al Sheheri of level 2  won the Spelling Bee battle on Tuesday. His winning word was 'Assistance'.   Mohsin Mamduh, finished second.  Saad Mohammad, from level 2,  finished third. Veteran professor Dr. Golam Faruk, organizer of this competition said, "We are hopeful to take this competition to the national level. For this we have to work together to face hurdles of any sort.”  He thanked  the writing course teachers Mr. Mathew Paul, Mr. Weather Ford,  Dr. Nurul Islam, Dr. Nisar, Mr. Fuad  and Mr. Adil for their constant support in preparing the young spellers from different levels. Dr. Micheal, Matthew Paul, Mr. Adil and Mr. Ford from the Faculty of Languages and Translation were the judges of this spelling competition. Mr. Ford and Dr. Michael were the official pronouncers for American and British pronunciation respectively. Winner of this competition and the two runner ups along with the all the contestants were rewarded for their active participation in this Spelling Bee Competition.  Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward
The Language Research Center at King Khalid University organized a seminar on April 14, 2014.  The seminar included a presentation conducted by Dr. Justin, which was titled Literary Criticism in the 21st Century. It was primarily centered on the challenges and opportunities associated with literary Criticism in the current century. Dr. Justin focused on Deconstruction, Marxism, Feminist criticism, and Post-colonial criticism etc. He finally emphasized four types of needs for meaning, namely purpose, value, efficacy and self-worth. Overall, the presentation was worthwhile, which eventually led to an interactive discussion where the participants shared their views on literary criticism and the essence of literature. 
For the consecutive second time in this 2013-2014 academic year auditorium five (5) was resonated with the clapping of a huge audience. It was 4 March 2014 when fifteen spellers from the Department of English gathered in the big hall room to prove themselves as the best. Honorable Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi graced the occasion as the chief guest. Among others Vice Dean of Quality and Development Dr. Abdulkhaleq Al-Qahtani, Director of English Club Dr. Sayed As Sarf, faculty members and students from different colleges were present to witness young spellers zeal for spelling. Tareq Ali Humaidi of level 1 from English Department won the spelling bee battle on Tuesday. His winning word was 'Spectacular'.   Abdur Rahman from level 1, finished the second and  Jaber, from level 1,  finished the third. Professor Dr. Golam Faruk, organizer of this magnificent Spelling Bee Competition said, "These kind of spelling contests act as a kind of fine-tuning ground for the students who want to improve themselves in academic arena.”  He expressed his gratitude to the writing course teachers Mr. Siraj, coordinator writing-1, Mr. Joseph, Dr. Osman, , Mr. Matthew Paul, and Mr. Hassan Costello for their constant support in preparing the young spellers. Dr. Soren, Mr. Siraj, Mr. Matthew Paul, and  Mr. Hassan Costello from the Faculty of Languages and Translation were the judges of this spelling competition. Mr. Hassan Costello  and Dr. Soren articulated words in American and British pronunciation respectively. Except some initial acoustic problem, but fixed immediately, the battle went on quite smoothly. All the contestants along with the three winners were rewarded for their active participation in this Spelling Bee Competition.  Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward
Language Research Center at King Khalid University organized a seminar on April 14, 2014.  The seminar included a presentation conducted by Dr. Justin, which was titled Literary Criticism in the 21st Century. It was primarily centered on the challenges and opportunities associated with literary Criticism in the current century. Dr. Justin focused on Deconstruction, Marxism, Feminist criticism, and Post-colonial criticism etc. He finally emphasized four types of needs for meaning, namely purpose, value, efficacy and self-worth. Overall, the presentation was worthwhile, which eventually led to an interactive discussion where the participants shared their views on literary criticism and the essence of literature. Source: Dr.  Mohammed Alward