Awards

LRC Recognizes Presenters

  Those who presented research in the bi-monthly Language Research Center seminars were recognized for their hard work this academic year. The Faculty of Languages and Translation awarded certificates of appreciation at a ceremony on March 20th organized by the Language Research Center.   Dr. Yahya Asiri, Vice-Dean of Faculty of Languages and Translation, represented the department at the ceremony. He conferred certificates of appreciation to the following valued faculty members:   Ms. Hanan Al-Subai, Linguistic Hegemony of the English Language in the Medical Context of Bisha King Abdullah Hospital; Dr. Munassir Alhamami, Attention to Intention; Mr. Erich Beer, Some Practical Considerations Regarding the Teaching of Reading Comprehension; Dr. Mohammed Shuaib Assiri, Comparing Multiple Choice, Verb Conjugation, and Error Correction in Grammar Assessment; Prof. Hamad Al-Dosari, Developing and Assessing the Relationship Between Intercultural Communication Competence and Intercultural Sensitivity in the EFL Classroom; Dr. Mazeagha Al-Tale', The PECAL Model: Bringing the Best Together for Dynamic Gains; Dr. Michael Hadzantonis, Frame Theory and Footing in Linguistic Anthropological Analysis- Part 1 and Discourse Analysis in Linguistic Anthropology (and beyond): Part 1; Ms. Saja Al-Ahmari & Ms. Jawaher Al-Enzi, Translation and Culture; Dr. Fouad Elkarnichi, Examining What Translation Education Research Say about Practices in Translation Programs (Special Focus on the Arabic Context); Dr. Hasan Mohammed Jaashan, An Overview of the Book 'STYLISTICS'; Ms. Hanan Al-Shahrani & Ms. Maryam Al Shamrani for, Translator’s Message; Dr. Barbara Rumbinas, A Multimodal Analysis of Minstrel Performance and the Codification of the African American Stereotype in Nineteenth-Century Culture; Dr. Mahmoud Radwan, Madness in Arabic Narratives; Dr. Eyhab Bader Eddin, Multiplicity of Different English Functional Semantic Realizations of the Translation of the Arabic Preposition ب  and Translation Process Mapping: Key Tools to Explore Translation Cognitive Dimensions.   The Language Research Center and the Faculty of Languages and Translation are committed to faculty development in order to better serve our college and the university at large. These programs inure to the benefit of all. Date: 3/25/2019 Source: Mohammad Adil Siddique
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Faculty of Languages & Translation Holds Joint Orientation and Student Awards Ceremony

  On January 29, 2019, the Faculty of Languages & Translation (FLT) held a joint freshman orientation and departmental student awards ceremony. The event was hosted by English Club President, Abdulaziz Dahlan, supervised by Student Activities Director, Faisal Alfadhil, and led by the Dean of the Faculty of Languages & Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi.   In recognition of the inaugural student activity programs, Dean Al-Melhi conducted a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The purposes of the ceremony were to celebrate the improvements in student activities and emphasize their importance to the incoming freshmen.   One of the main objectives of the freshman orientation is to help new students make the transition from high school to college life. Dean Al-Melhi welcomed the students and expressed his excitement at seeing so many new faces. He then introduced several members of the faculty and staff, each of whom gave a brief explanation of how they can assist the students. Academic Counselor, Dr. Dawood Mahdi, then gave a short presentation about what the students can expect from their teachers and the administration. He also provided further information on how the faculty and staff can assist the students.   Dean Al-Melhi concluded the freshman orientation by saying 'You are all embarking upon a wonderful journey. Undoubtedly, each of you will have accomplishments and setbacks, joy and frustration. By the time you graduate, you will have learned so much about your major and about life. All of us here in the department hope that, years from now, you will remember your brief time at King Khalid University as one of the most valuable experiences in your life'.   Following the orientation, Dean Al-Melhi, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Yahya Asiri, Chairman of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, and Counselor Mahdi conducted the student awards portion of the program. This semester the FLT recognized the following students for achieving a grade point average at or above 4.75:   Mohammed Al-Buhairi Nasser Asiri Rayan Jabar Faisal Asiri Nasser Al-Shahrani Mohammed Al-Qahtani Fuad Fayad Hamad Ghannam Mohanad Mushabab Ahmed Ahmed Abdullah Nasser Abdulelah Hussein Turki Shamakh Abdulaziz Hussein Fares Shafi Khalid Hamza Ali Mohammed Asim Asiri Khalid Shehri Abdulrahman Ahmed Hussam Asiri Abdulaziz Hassan Mohanad Al-Dosari Ahmed Qadi Abdulelah Saad Mohammed Al-Shabi Ibrahim Nasser Mohammed Dhafer Abdulmoshin Mohammed Hazza Salem Awadh Hassan Wael Ahmed Abdulrahman Asiri Musa Mohammed   After the awards ceremony, Registrar at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Nasser Hawamdeh, conducted a brief presentation concerning a variety of registration policies and procedures. He reviewed the methods by which students can register, change classes, and add/drop courses during the semester. This was important information as it covers frequently asked questions, especially among newer students.   Director Alfadhil then encouraged all of the students to participate in the English Club. The purpose of the extracurricular club is to help students improve their English skills and knowledge in an informal and collegial setting in which the focus is on teaching each other. 'The English Club can be a valuable and enjoyable means of improving your language skills while having fun. I encourage you to join the English Club at your earliest convenience', said Director Alfadhil.   At the end of the program, all of the participants enjoyed the refreshments. Students, both new and experienced, expressed their enthusiasm for their studies in the department. Date: 1/29/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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Faculty Members Receive Distinguished Service Awards

  On January 21, 2019, Dean of the Faculty of Languages & Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, presented two faculty members with distinguished service awards.   Dean Al-Melhi recognized Dr. Basim Kanaan for his four years of service as the department’s academic advisor. In his official capacity as student advisor, Dr. Kanaan worked tirelessly to guide and render help to many students on a wide variety of academic and personal issues.   Dean Al-Melhi also recognized Mr.Abdullah Al-Rezgi for his six continuous years of service as the English Language Center (ELC) director. The ELC provides intensive English instruction to students majoring in sciences and medicine.   The Dean conducted a brief awards ceremony in the presence of senior faculty members during the regularly scheduled department council meeting. Dr. Kanaan and Mr. Rezgi both received achievement plaques in appreciation for all of their diligent efforts and years of loyal service. Date: 1/22/2019 Source: Dr. Charles Forman
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English Club Sponsors Award Ceremony Recognizing Extracurricular Learning Efforts

On the 6th of December, members of the English Club presented various certificates of appreciation and awards to numerous faculty members and students. Teachers were honored for their extraordinary efforts in helping to develop the students' mastery of the English language. Many students were recognized for their efforts in creating and executing the programs. The English Club thanked Dean Abdullah Al-Melhi, Vice Dean Yahya Asiri, and Chairman Munassir Alhamami for making the extracurricular programs and the awards ceremony possible. Student Activities Director, Khalid Al-Qasemi, explained that English language immersion events sharpens student language skills and strengthen the bonds among students, teachers, and staff. English Club President, upper-level student Abdulaziz Al-Shahrani, closed the event by thanking and congratulating all of the participants and supporters. Date: 12/6/2018 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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End of Year LRC Presentation and Certificate Award Ceremony

On April 25, 2018, the Language Research Center of King Khalid University organized a seminar that included a presentation by Dr. Mohammad Osman titled Humor is Mark Twain’s Fiction. Dr. Osman’s presentation highlighted the way humor was expressed in Mark Twain’s fiction. His presentation commenced with a brief introduction to the author with a Hemingway (1935) quote – “All modern American Literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” He stated the fact that Twain’s style had a profound impact on American literature. Dr. Osman also explained the difference between humor and satire. Humor, he said, provokes laughter and provides amusement. Satire, he added, ridicules vices, abuses, and highlights shortcomings through sarcasm. Twain’s humor was expressed through his hilarious characters, dialogs, events, and words he chose, said Dr. Osman. He concluded that Twain is usually remembered as perhaps the most celebrated writer in all of American Literature. That's how he was mainly valued in his day, and that's how he tends to be valued today as well. After the seminar, there was a Certificate Award Ceremony in which all the seminar presenters of the academic year 1438-39 were honored with certificates. Date: 4/26/2018 Source: Mr. Mohammad Adil Siddique
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Alhamami Wins King Khalid University's Academic Excellence Award

Dr. Munassir Alhamami, assistant professor, was honored for excellence and achievement in research, service, and extracurricular activities at an awards ceremony held earlier this week. In support and recognition of academic excellence, Rector Al-Solamy congratulated Alhamami for the significance of his contributions and the long-term impact of his research during his time at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  Conferred by the Office of the University Vice Presidency for Academic Development and Quality, the Excellence Awards program recognizes faculty who exemplify a commitment to enhancing the university experience for their peers and colleagues. Date: 3/15/2018 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi Receives Award

King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, awarded Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, with a certificate of excellence for being a vital partner contributing to the success which the data analysis initiative has brought forth under the Deanship of E-Learning. Dean Al-Melhi has worked towards improving the quality of the learning environment for students in a variety of ways:      - Employing the Quality Matters Rubric in Courses      - Innovative Leadership      - Blended Learning      - Innovative New Learning Products      - Outstanding use of New Technology      - Educational Training Programs and Campaigns The use of educational programs and campaigns by the Faculty of Languages and Translation goes hand in hand with the Tamkeen program which is primarily concerned with training teachers and students alike on e-learning programs, e-tests, and e-courses. The meeting concluded with a keynote speech delivered by Rector Al-Solamy, in which he notably articulated that, "We at King Khalid University concentrate our aspirations and future plans in the field of e-learning because that will contribute to the success of King Khalid University." Date: 9/19/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: ELD
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Seminar Presenters Awarded

The presenters of the fortnightly seminars were awarded certificates of appreciation at the Certificate Award Ceremony held on April 25, 2016, which was arranged by the Language Research Center of the College of Languages and Translation. Five speakers had presented their papers during the first semester of the academic year 1436-37. Certificates were awarded to the following esteemed presenters: Mr. Mohsin Raza who had spoken about E-Course Design with Special Reference to Quality Matters Rubric Mr. Eyhab Bader Eddin for the presentation titled Pragmatic Equivalents in Translation Dr. Ali Alamir for the presentation based on his research study called Social Presence of Saudi EFL Students during their Online Interactions in Forums Ms. Najlaa A. Al Asbali for the presentation based on her project called An Investigation into Some Semantic Problems Inherent in the Translation of the Holy Quran  Mr. Mohammad Siraj who had shared his ideas about Effective Online Teaching Dr. Nurul Islam for his presentations titled World Englishes and How to Avoid Plagiarism.  There were five more speakers who had given presentations during the second semester. Certificates were awarded to the following esteemed presenters: Mr. Salahud Din Abdul Rab for his presentation on NLP and Speed Language Learning Dr. Fahad Otaif for the presentation  based on his research paper titled Metaphorical Framing of Media Discourse and the Representation of the Other Mr. Erich Beer for sharing his ideas about English-teaching-related Application of Microsoft Excel, Blackboard, and WhatsApp Dr. Nisar Ahmed Koka for his presentation titled Cross-cultural Communication and Subsequent Diffusion of Loanwords: A case of Arabic-Kashmiri Linguistic Borrowing  Dr. Mohammad Osman for the presentation titled Short Stories – a Source of Learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) for Beginners. The entire ceremony also allowed the College of Languages and Translation, at the same time, to celebrate the success of the academic year through proper appreciation in recognition of the Language Research Center’s activities throughout the semesters.   Date: 4/25/2016 Primary Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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