English Club

English Club Hits the Pins and the Pool to Celebrate Contest Winners

  The Faculty of Languages and Translation, in cooperation with the English Club recently hosted the third and final 'Twitter Winners' outing on the 14th of November. These short trips are rewards to high-performing students who win a variety of language-based competitions.   English Club Director Faisal Al-Fadhil supervised the trip to the Abha Airport Hotel, where the participating students bowled and went swimming. Later they all had dinner together and reflected on their times at King Khalid University and in the English Club. Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Yahya Asiri, noted that he is thrilled that so many of our students are committed to their education and fully engaged in their college experience. Date: 11/16/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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FLT Students Showcase Their Talents

  The English Club at the Faculty of Languages and Translation - female section - organized the 'I am Talented Exhibition' on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A room full of exhibits were on display ranging from portrait drawings to fashion design. Faculty members and staff were impressed with the student-led showcase, which included but was not limited to:   Party Organization; Horror Makeup; Instagram Sweets Shop; Abstract Paintings; Portrait Drawings; Writings; Crochet Stitching; Fashion Designs.   The department faculty members and students had an excellent time at the event, viewing and discovering these fantastic hidden talents. Date: 11/15/2019 Source: Ms. Maram Almalki, Student Activities Coordinator
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English Club Sponsors Workshop on Figurative Language

  Dr. Ahlullah Siddiqui delivered an interactive presentation on similes, metaphors, and idioms on behalf of the Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT) and the English Club. The well-attended seminar included many students from the FLT and various other colleges. The purpose of the event was to discuss the importance of figurative language in learning English.   Dr. Siddiqui began by defining the different types of figuratives in the English language. He explained that we use metaphors, similes and idioms to make otherwise dull language or topics more interesting or dramatic. "Figurative language is a way of dressing up plain, everyday English and making it unique and fun. It allows speakers and writers to put their own style into language," he said. Figuratives also make the subject of a conversation or writing more relatable to many people and thereby can enhance understanding through greater clarity. Dr. Siddiqui then discussed other types of figurative language, including hyperbole, irony, etc. He noted that figuratives bring emotion, emphasis and a sense of memorable style or poetry to important concepts or points. "Colourful language provokes thoughts and emotions and adds spice to our language, engaging the audience. I am so happy to be sharing the more esoteric aspects of the English language with all of you. I encourage you all to improve your skills and language abilities continually," he concluded.   After the initial presentation, the audience participated in an exercise that helps explain the differences among various forms of figurative language. The students deciphered the latent meaning in phrases such as "time is money" and "icing on the cake". At the conclusion of the exercise, Dr. Siddiqui and the audience reviewed the figurative language as a group.   Special thanks to English Club Director Mr. Faisal Al Fadhil and the English Club for organizing the event and making this useful event possible.   The Faculty of Languages and Translation is committed to providing world-class language education and empowering the students with the tools to succeed in challenging academic programs. Date: 11/13/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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2nd Twitter Winners' Trip

  On October 10, 2019, we reported that the English Club went to Al-Souda for a camping trip. On that trip, students engaged in a competitive jeopardy-style review game. A select group of high performing students advanced to the finals, and though it ended in deadlock, a group of 6 students emerged as co-winners. On November 7, 2019, the 6 co-winners were awarded with an exclusive trip to an undisclosed location in Al-Souda. English Club Director, Faisal Al-Fadhil, led students to the precipice of the waterfall, where they spent the evening exchanging conversation, removing liter from the surrounding areas, and enjoying a traditional campfire dinner.   "The 2nd Twitter Winners' Trip was launched to reward those who follow our activities very closely and have the competitive heart to join our adventures," said Director Alfadhil. Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Yahya Asiri, commented that the event was a worthwhile endeavor. Date: 11/8/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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Faculty Members Vow to Continue Teaching English: Professional Soccer Careers Not an Option

  On November 6, 2019, the Faculty of Languages and Translation, along with the English Club, sponsored a faculty member soccer tournament. The purpose of the event was to encourage camaraderie among the faculty members through friendly competition. Nine faculty members participated.   The faculty were separated into two teams with a King Khalid University student rounding out the field of players. The teams played continuously until Maghreb prayer. Everybody prayed together on the field. Subsequently, the marathon match resumed for another 60 minutes.   Each team included an outstanding player. Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Yahya Asiri, was the star of his squad. His specialty is using quick and decisive footwork to evade would-be defenders. He scored numerous goals much to the chagrin of the competent defense. Dr. Asiri was ably assisted by Ahl Allah Saddiqi, Dr. Dimitrios Michael, and Dr. Omer Sultan. They provided excellent defensive cover and were effective on offense as well. Dr. Sultan provided brief intermissions by adeptly kicking the ball out of the stadium. Several soccer balls remain missing at this time.   Dr. Basim Kanaan was the opposing star player on his team. His skills included accurate scissor kicks and adept ball handling. Teammate and English Club Director, Faisal Alfadhil, provided the speed that kept Dr. Asiri's team in constant motion. Azaad Hayat provided additional intermissions by drilling balls into opposing players, which resulted in game stoppages and some minor injuries.   Dr. Karem Abdelatif Ahmed and Hassan Costello served as goalies in the match. Dr. Ahmed, despite his best efforts, allowed many goals due to the continuous onslaught of the skilled offense by Dr. Asiri's team. Hassan Costello apparently was unaware he was playing goal. However, the opposing team was only marginally successful because Hassan is approximately the same size as the goal.   The soccer matches will be a standing event to be held every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Lasan Campus.   The Faculty of Languages and Translation is committed to employee development and well-being. Date: 11/7/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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Students on the Academic Time & Stress Train: FLT Teaches How to Stay on Track Without Running out of Steam

  On October 29, 2019, the English Club organized a workshop titled 'Stress and Time Management' delivered by Dr. Karem Abdelatif Ahmed. The purpose of the workshop was to show the students how to manage the effects of stress and maintain high levels of work performance under stressful circumstances.   Academic Guidance Counselor, Dr. Dawood Mahdi, started the event with a speech encouraging the students to attend programs devoted to academic performance enhancement. He recounted his own experiences in managing his personal and academic obligations while in school.   Dr. Ahmed then began his program. He told the students that stressors of one sort or another are inherent in every stage of life. He noted that stress increases with age and increased professional responsibilities. Dr. Ahmed opined that the most important thing about stress is maintaining perspective. That is, not viewing every adverse situation as a crisis. We should strive to do our best to respond to stressful circumstances with diligence and grace, knowing that controlling every outcome is impossible. He also reviewed the unhealthy physical and psychological effects of long-term exposure to heavy stress. In short, he admonished the students to be studious and hard-working and to never forget that they cannot bear the weight of the entire world.   Dr. Ahmed then moved on to the issue of time. He stated that many books and countless hours of effort have gone into studying 'time management'. He noted that there is no such thing as managing time. Time marches relentlessly forward regardless of our needs or desires. Rather, one can only manage their priorities. Dr. Abdullateef stated his strategy: Set both short-term and long-term goals, and reduce them to writing. Set the objectives high, but not unrealistically so and give a target date for each. Make sure that the vast majority of your time is devoted to those goals, and track your progress daily. Avoid those activities that keep you 'busy' on things that are unimportant or frivolous. In short, focus and monitor on that which is truly important so that small daily activities turn into huge accomplishments over the long term.   Near the conclusion of the program, English Club Director Faisal Alfadhil spoke about how students can use the English Club's social media accounts to stay connected. He encouraged the students to join the club's WhatsApp group and connect with their classmates.   The Faculty of Languages and Translation is committed to providing world-class language education and empowering the students with the tools to succeed in challenging academic programs. Date: 10/30/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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Speech Competition

  The English Club of the Faculty of Languages and Translation - female section - conducted a Speech Competition. The audition day was on Monday 29/10/2019, and three students were nominated to the Finals, on Wednesday 30/10/2019. The English Club prepared a corner and evaluation forms for six judges from the Faculty. The Faculty members were responsible for evaluating contestants' performance, and they had the eligibility of 80% of the marks. Whereas, the audiences’ votes presented the remaining 20%.   After the final speeches, the English Club coordinator and judges calculated the marks and votes then announced the winners and distributed Certificates and Vouchers from Jarir Bookstore. It was a strong competition with interesting topics and performances. Date: 10/30/2019 Source: Ms. Maram Almalki, Student Affairs Coordinator
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Faculty of Languages and Translation Goes Back to Primary School

  During the week of October 20, 2019, the English Club organized a trip to the 'Excellent Educational Schools' located in Abha. Dean Abdullah Al-Melhi, English Club Director Faisal Alfadhil, and club member Ali Al-Jasser represented the Faculty of Languages and Translation (FLT).   After a warm welcome by the packed audience of primary school students and Principal, Abdullah Al-Mualwi, Dean Al-Melhi thanked the school for inviting the FLT and the English Club. Dean Al-Melhi began with his speech stressing the importance of education and the many ways in which learning the English language can benefit them. He noted that learning is a lifelong process and that they should take their studies very seriously if they want to be successful in life. Following the dean, Director Alfadhil delivered a speech in which he spoke about the importance of hard work. He said, “Like many of you, when I was young, playing with my friends was more important than studying. However, as I got older, I understood the importance of school and learning English.” Principal Al-Mualwi then commented that the FLT representatives are role models and an inspiration to these young students to embrace education as the biggest opportunity in their young lives. He then awarded all of the FLT representatives, as mentioned above, a plaque recognizing their effort and commitment to education.   The FLT is committed to serving the community and encouraging advanced education among all segments of the population. Date: 10/26/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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مكتبة كلية اللغات والترجمة شطر الطالبات

أقام نادي { The English club } بكلية اللغات والترجمة بأبها - بالتعاون مع وكالة عمادة شؤون الطلاب لشؤون الطالبات بتنسيق مكتبة وركن قراءة للنادي.  حيث أفتتح النادي يوم الأربعاء الموافق ١٤٤١/٢/٢٤هـ  مكتبة في قسم اللغات والترجمة بعد جهد وتنسيق من الطالبات دام لثلاثة أسابيع.  كما نسقت عضوات النادي ديكور المكتبة بأعمال يدوية وإعادة تدوير ثم تم جمع تبرعات الكتب لبدأ المكتبة وركن للقراءة. تتضمن المكتبة أرفف الكتب وطاولة للقراءة وركن القهوة وكذلك ركن استرخاء، أيضاً ركن رسائل يومية تحفيزية وسيتم تجديد محتواها إسبوعيا. كما تم تجهيز جدول لأوقات فتح المكتبة وتكفلت عضوات النادي بتقسيم أوقاتهن للإشراف على المكتبة والحضور. بحيث سوف تفتح يوميا لمدة ثلاث ساعات تحت إشراف رائدة النشاط وعضوات النادي. حضرت ٦٨ طالبة في اليوم الأول للافتتاح كما حضر عدداً من الأعضاء وطالبات من قسم الإعلام والآتي بدورهن أعددن لقاء صحفي مع الرائدة وعضوات النادي.   رائدة النادي : أ / مرام المالكي  رئيسة النادي : سهام العبدلي
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I Can Marathon ماراثون أنا أستطيع

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم أقام نادي { The English club } بكلية اللغات والترجمة بأبها - بالتعاون مع وكالة عمادة شؤون الطلاب لشؤون الطالبات ، تفعيل يوم رياضي لطالبات الكلية. حيث أقام النادي يوم الإثنين الموافق ١٤٤١/٢/٢٢هـ فعالية المارثون تحت شعار " أنا أستطيع" وغيرها من التحديات الرياضية، كالقفز على الحبل والبحث عن الكنز.   بِدءًا من الحادية عشر  صباحاً إلى الثانيةِ عشر مساءًا. نظم النادي مسار طوله ٤٦٨ متر وشاركت ٧٢ طالبة في المارثون على ٥ دفعات. حيث تم توزيع أساور بشعارات تحفيزية وبطاقات للمشاركات عند نقطة بداية المارثون ليتم تحديد الفائزات بإنصاف، ثم تم تتويج المراكز الأولى لكل دفعة عند نقطة النهاية بتقديم ميدالية ذهبية بشعار النادي المارثون I can.  كما حضر مشكورين عدداً من الأعضاء و منسوبي عمادة شؤون الطالبات وكذلك طالبات من كليات المجمع الأكاديمي لتشجيع زميلاتهن وخلق جو رياضي رائع.  رائدة النادي : أ / مرام المالكي  رئيسة النادي : سهام العبدلي
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