Bachelor of Arts in English Program

FLT Observes World Mental Health Day

  Under the patronage of Assistant Dean, Dr. Salma Alqhtani, the Unit of Advising and Counseling at the female campus observed World Mental Health Day and launched a fabulous exhibition, which began on October 6, 2019, and ended on October 10, 2019.   The Unit organized a rich program to raise students' awareness of mental health in general and 'suicide prevention' in particular. The students shared their amazing arts and participated in a competition for the best three works of art. The exhibition welcomed all mediums of art.   A group of talented students also participated in the mental health campaign and performed a short silent scene inside the classes during the regular time of the lectures. More than 18 classes viewed performance during two periods; the first period from 8 am to 9 am and the second period from 11 am to 12 pm. Their performance was spectacular, and it encouraged other students and even faculty members and staff members to visit and participate in the exhibition. The program spread positive vibes throughout the week and created a safe place for everyone to learn and talk about the epidemic of mental illnesses.   The purpose of the program was to encourage students to express themselves through art. The topic of 'art therapy' was introduced to the students as a way of treatment for mental health issues. For this reason, the activity room was reorganized to serve the program purpose. There were different sections and corners: Awareness Wall, Mural Corner, Feelings Wheel Corner, Table for Creative Writing, Table for Drawing and Painting, and Corner for Educational Films and Videos.   Dr. Khadijah Almuadi, the Assistant Dean of the Advising and Counseling Center, visited the FLT exhibition, along with other members, and praised the effort and organization of the program.   At the end of the week, three winners were nominated by the students and faculty members. They received gift certificates from Jarir Bookstore. Students had a great time last week, and they shared their joyful moments on the hashtags as follows: #سفيراتالتوجيهوالإرشاد_KKU #مركزالإرشادالنفسي_kku #عمادةشؤونالطلاب Date: 10/16/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
English

Self-Study of the English Language by Modern Methods Training

A training course was recently held at the First Quran Based Intermediate and High School in Abha by the Supervisor of the Community Service Committee at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Ms. Asma Alqahtani.The subject of the training session was "Self-Study of the English Language by Modern Methods." In that training, Ms. Asma Alqahtani introduced teachers to the online learning resources on the Faculty of Languages and Translation's website that will help further their language studies. She also introduced students to popular mobile phone applications that make studying English more engaging and fun. At the conclusion of the event, Asma trained students on other well-known language learning strategies that they can utilize in their pursuit of learning English as a foreign language. Date: 10/7/1439 Source: FLT Female Campus
English

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)
English

A Corpus-Based Critical Discourse Analysis of Metaphors in Press Discourse

Dr. Fahad Otaif, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, presented his paper at a seminar organized by the Language Research Center of King Khalid University held on February 15, 2016. His presentation was titled Metaphorical Framing of Media Discourse and the Representation of the Other: A Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis of Metaphors in the Press Discourse.  He states in his abstract,  “This paper addresses the metaphorical framing of a particular news event in media discourse, i.e. the British press and BBC news website, and how it contributes to the overall lexical and intertextual cohesion of a discourse topic as well as the representation of the other.” (Otaif, F. 2016) He primarily highlighted Media Discourse in which he showed how metaphors play a significant role in media discourse. He pinpointed the fact that metaphors have long been undermined or neglected in the field of discourse analysis. He particularly pointed out the lack of investigation into the use of metaphors in discourse as a form of cross-cultural communication that represents social minorities in Britain.  During his presentation, he talked about an interesting phenomenon in discourse–intertextuality. Dr. Otaif, while explaining intertextuality in discourse, showed how metaphors could limit understanding and perception. Dr. Otaif, while explaining intertextuality in discourse, demonstrated how metaphors could limit understanding and perception.       The seminar was very informative, interactive and overall successful. Date: 2/15/2016 Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
English

FLT Conducts Teacher Training in Mohaiyl

On January 26-27, 2016, four members of the Faculty of Languages and Translation traveled to the city of Tharban, Al Majardah Province, to conduct an exciting and motivationally based English language seminar to teachers of the Mohaiyl region.  On the first day, Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi made a presentation on, The Schema Theory of Reading.  He talked about the three different models of reading and how they apply to current school curricula. Dr. Eyhab A. Bader Eddin followed him. Dr. Eyhab talked about Mother Tongue Influence on  Second Language Acquisition and Use. It revolved around the influence of L1 structures on L2 in the process of acquiring L2 (both positive and negative transfer). On the second day, Mr. Faruk Haji and Mr. Matthew Paul attended the event. Mr. Faruk discussed the Use of Social Media in the Classroom.  He described how to set up a Facebook account geared toward classroom use which included homework and testing. Matthew followed him and talked about Using Popular Video Games to Motivate Students to Learn English.  His talk used the game "Minecraft" as an example of a popular video game that teachers could reference to make English study more "interesting" to students.  All sessions were followed by a question and answer period.  Overall, it was an incredible experience for the participants and a great chance to share expertise with local teachers. Date: 1/27/15 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
English

FLT Alumnus Receives Prestigious Award

Abdullah Omar, FLT graduate, and an ongoing student in the MA program in Applied Linguistics was recently awarded a Certificate of excellent achievement in English and First Class Honors. Abdullah received the Certificate during a University ceremony that honored students from the many different fields of academic specialization in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The Certificate was presented to Abdullah by His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region. Abdullah had the exclusive chance of meeting HRH, and receiving congratulations for his academic achievement. He also had the honor of receiving congratulations from the President of the University, Professor Abdulrahman Bin Hamad Al Dawood. Abdullah expressed gratitude to all of his teachers and friends, and especially to his mother, for their constant support and encouragement. He wished the best of luck to all students in the English Department, reminding them of how steady, focused work and commitment are the keys to achieving their goals. Date: Spring 2015 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
English

FLT Alumnus Making Strides

Ibrahim Al-Hilali, FLT Alumnus, received recognition from the Governor of Mohaiyl, His Excellency, Muhammad Bin Sabra and the President for Social Development, Dr. Hamza Al Fathahi. Additionally, the KKU excellence award was presented to Ibrahim for his outstanding contributions by His Excellency, University President, Professor Abdulrahman Al-Dawood. Ibrahim established the Afkaruna Foundation which is formed by successful young people who meet to talk and engage life and societal issues. The foundation also shares success stories to inspire others. The Afkaruna Foundation received a 20,000 SAR donation from the Governor of Mohaiyl. Congratulations Ibrahim! We are proud of your achievement! For more information on how to get involved with the Afkaruna Foundation, please use the contact details below. Ibrahim Al-Hilali, Afkaruna Foundation President Call 053-250-8475 or Email Ibrahimalhlali@gmail.com Date: Spring 2015  Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
English