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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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FLT Bids Farewell to Departing Faculty

On April 25, 2018, the Department of English at the Faculty of Languages and Translation organized a farewell party in honor of the faculty members who are leaving. The ceremony began with a welcome speech by Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation. He praised all the departing faculty members who had made a substantial contribution to the college with their sincerity and dedication. Dr. Al-Melhi expressed his mixed feeling of sadness and happiness. “Though we are sad, at the same time we are happy that you will be meeting your original family. You will reunite with your family, which is very important,” said Dr. Al-Melhi while encouraging the departing faculty members. He emphasized that change is part of life and opens up new opportunities and possibilities. The college, Dr. Al-Melhi said, would always remember them for the profound impact they made. One of the departing faculty members, Mr. Muhammad Saiful Islam, later delivered a speech on behalf of the rest. He shared the pleasant memories associated with his teaching experience over the past ten years in the Faculty of Languages and Translation. He talked about the amazing teacher-student relationship at KKU and praised his Saudi colleagues as well as those of his and other nationalities. “Our Saudi faculty members here are amazing hosts, amazing people, very considerate, very kind. I always felt that I was staying in my own country,” said Mr. Islam. He thanked the college for accepting him and giving him the privilege to teach here. At the close of the ceremony, the faculty members who are leaving were honored with certificates. The departing faculty members were Dr. Mohammed Amin Mekheimer, Dr. Muhammad Gulfraz Abbasi, Dr. Haseeb Ahmed Abdul Majeed, Dr. Manoj Kumar Yadav, Mr. Muhammad Saiful Islam, Mr. Mohammad Sherajul Islam, Mr. Weatherford Braden Thomson, Mr. Shamsur Rab Khan, Mr. Rehan Khan, Mr. Md Shahrear Talukder, Mr. Matthew Paul and Mr. Gavin Phillip Louch. Date: 4/30/2018 Source: Mr. Mohammad Adil Siddique
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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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Certificate Award Ceremony

The presenters of the fortnightly seminars in the academic year of 1437-38 were awarded certificates of appreciation at the Certificate Award Ceremony held on October 25, 2017, which was arranged by the Language Research Center of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, King Khalid University. The occasion was graced with the presence of Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, Dean of Faculty of Languages and Translation. Certificates were awarded to Mr. Mohsin Khan for his presentation titled Incorporating Blackboard in EFL Teaching, Mr. Nabeel Ali Sayed whose presentation topic was Arabic is in English, Mr. Mahmudul Haque for his presentation titled Learner Autonomy and Metacognition in Language Learning,  Dr. Eyhab Bader Eddin for his presentations titled Translation of Death as Clad in Euphemism and Non-lexical Equivalence in Translation, Dr. Abdul Wahed Zumor for the presentation titled A metacognitive and Social Strategy to Improve Content Lecture Comprehension, Mr. Erich Beer for his presentation titled From the Top of a Pole One Hundred Feet High, How Do You Step Forward? Questions, Intuitions and Pointers Relating to Reading Comprehension, Prof. Abdullah Hady Al Kahtany who shared his valuable Experience in Teaching, Prof. Habib Abdessalem and Mr. Hassan Costello whose presentation was titled Introductions in Locally Published Research Articles in Linguistics: Towards A Syntagmatics of Moves, Dr. Basim Kanan for the presentation titled The Effect of Expansion of Vision Span on Reading Speed: A Case Study of EFL Major Students at KKU, Dr. Sheila Simpkins who talked about Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dr. Haseeb Ahmed for his presentation titled What is Literature? Why Should We Study It?, Mr. Abdullah Omar for his presentation titled Awareness and Attitudes of Saudi Students toward World Englishes, Mr. Faruquzzaman Akan whose spoke about the topic of Barriers to Language Development, and Dr. Abdelhamid Bessaid who presented Rethinking the Main Objectives of Teaching English. Date: 10/25/2017 Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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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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