Faculty of Languages and Translation

Intellectual Awareness Unit: Goal Setting Workshop

  The students of the Faculty of Languages and Translation (female section), along with the coordinator of the Intellectual Awareness Unit (IAU), attended a workshop on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Faculty of Islamic Legislation. The workshop was held by Dr. Nora Al-Faifi, who emphasized the importance of setting life goals and working hard to achieve them. "Life has many challenges, and you should set goals, find opportunities, overcome all obstacles, and work hard to achieve your goal," said Dr. Al-Faifi. Goal setting isn't just about creating a plan for your life and holding yourself accountable; it's also about having the necessary inspiration to aim for things you never thought possible, explained Dr. Al-Faifi. She added that having a goal written down with a date for accomplishment gives you something to plan and work towards. A written goal is an abiding reminder of what you need to accomplish, which connects you with your inner desires, and gives you motivational energy to exert all efforts to achieve your goal.   In answering the question, "What is your life purpose, and how do you plan to achieve your dreams?", Dr. Al-Faifi clarified that the Islamic creed is very clear; we have been created to worship Allah the Almighty. Moreover, Allah intended for Muslims to be active participants in society and hence commanded us to go out in the world to seek out the bounties of Allah. Dr. Al-Faifi emphasized that setting goals in life, planning one's future and designing one's own purpose in life is all a part of the Islamic teachings.   The workshop was followed by an open discussion about the significance of setting a goal in one's life. Many participants contributed by talking about personal experiences they went through and the struggles they had in their lives and how they were able to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. Finally, the workshop was concluded with success stories of some teaching assistants and students who managed to accomplish their goals. They asserted that it is very important to set a goal in your life, 'invite' opportunities, believe in yourself, and work hard to achieve your dream. The workshop was very motivational for students who were excited about the discussion and the success stories.   The event was attended by the Vice Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit, Dr. Dawlah Mohammad Mane', and IAU coordinators from various faculties of the university. Date: 10/28/2019 Source: Dr. Amal Metwally, Coordinator of Intellectual Awareness Unit, Faculty of Languages and Translation
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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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Mastering the Skills of Writing Research Manuscripts

  Ms. Amatul Hafeez Alvi spoke on the subject of 'Mastering the Skills of Writing Research Manuscripts', at a seminar organized by the Language Research Center on October 23, 2019.   Alvi began her session with the main objectives of her presentation. She focused on the importance of publishing research papers, what makes a successful writer, how to choose a journal, the process of writing, submission and issues related to revision, acceptance and rejection.   She emphasized the fact that all a writer needs is 'zeal'. She discussed in detail some other related issues, such as having academic experience with no publications, little exposure to research activities, university demands, demotivation after rejection, lack of language skills, et cetera.   Alvi also spoke about the qualities of good writing. She encouraged writers not to hesitate or haste and to select a suitable publication outlet, ensure clarity, monitor the process and collaborate when writing a research article.   Alvi concluded that a researcher should keep on trying to get their work published. A researcher should not be demoralized after being rejected.   The seminar was a great success and raised awareness on the significance of improving skills in pursuit of research publication. It is worth mentioning that the women's college at King Abdullah Road, Al-Samer Campus, and the main campus attended the seminar in-person or via teleseminar. Date: 10/24/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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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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E-Writing Workshop a Success in the LEP

  On October 22, 2019, E-Learning Unit Supervisor Mohsin Khan held a workshop on 'E-Writing'. The workshop, organized by the E-Learning Unit at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, was for all English language majors. The purpose was to help students improve their English writing using a variety of free services available on the internet.   The focus was on writing strategy, and the presenter guided the audience through the computer-based exercises. As such, students at most any level of English study benefited from the program. More than 25 students ranging from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors participated, and everybody was able to practice using the web-based writing assistance resources.   This workshop was important for all of those majoring in English. Unquestionably, writing is without question the most difficult of the language skills. On average, it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to become a proficient writer. Obviously, writing in the classroom and on exams is not sufficient experience for such an achievement. Students must practice outside of class for a period of years. Further, writing is a 'perishable' skill. Writing ability deteriorates quickly without continual practice. These are the reasons that 'E-Writing' is so valuable.   E-Writing allows students to practice efficiently. The programs can point out errors and make suggestions. This allows the students to write more material with a greater degree of confidence. Before the advent of online writing coaching, a student would need an experienced coach or tutor to sit with him/her to derive a similar benefit. E-Writing allows much higher proficiency in a reasonable amount of time. "In today's E-Writing Workshop, students were exposed to online resources and websites for improving writing skills. Students were informed about online writing skill courses offered at online platforms such as FutureLearn.com, edX, Alison, Coursera, Canvas Network, and Udemy. Students were also familiarized with writing resources of the British Council, BBC and websites for IELTS and TOEFL preparation. Students were given three moderately difficult online writing tasks, and I am happy to say that they enthusiastically participated in all the tasks and completed them," said Mr. Khan.   The Faculty of Languages and Translation is dedicated to providing cutting edge language learning services to all of the students. Those wishing for more information can contact Mr. Khan at mokhan@kku.edu.sa. Date: 10/22/2019 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation
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Languages of the Academics: How to Write for Academic Purposes?

  The Scientific Research Committee of the Faculty of Languages and Translation – Female Campus – organized a workshop entitled 'Languages of the Academics: How to Write for Academic Purposes?' by Ms. Anjum Misho. The workshop was attended by the coordinator of the committee, level eight graduate students, and graduate students.   The presentation covered three areas, as it started with the topic ‘Vocabulary of the Academics', which was followed by an exploration of the ‘Language of the Professionals’. Finally, there was a presentation on 'How to Write a Research Proposal'. The presenter highlighted the significance of using professional vocabulary in academic writing along with following cohesion and coherence rules in writing. Some graduate students raised important points about difficulties they face in their writing of research papers, and the workshop ended with a discussion of problems and solutions. Date: 10/21/2019 Source: Scientific Research Committee Coordinator, Dr. Amal Metwally
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Workshop on Home Country العطاء وطن

  The students of the Faculty of Languages and Translation (female section) along with Intellectual Awareness Unit Coordinator, Dr. Amal Metwally, attended a workshop on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Faculty of Humanities. The workshop, which was held by Ms. Nora Al-Shamrani, focused on the significance of the feeling of appreciation and belongingness to one's home country. "Your home country is the place where you live, and to which you belong," said Ms. Al-Shamrani.   Ms. Al-Shamrani started with reviewing the history of the Kingdom and the significance of its flag. The flag of the kingdom, with the Islamic creed 'There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of God', is the flag used since 15 March 1973. She affirms that students should know the history of the Kingdom and appreciate it. Then an important discussion was raised on the power of the Kingdom and the 2030 Vision.   During the workshop, Ms. Al-Shamrani raised the question of how our students could be recognizable citizens, and students contributed with their answers saying that, in the first place, they should follow the Islamic creed; the Ever-Glorious Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).   The workshop was followed by a warm discussion about what each citizen should do for his or her home country.   The event was attended by the Vice Supervisor of the Intellectual Awareness Unit, Dr. Dawlah Mohammad Mane', and the unit's coordinators from various faculties of the university. Date: 10/18/2019 Source: Intellectual Awareness Unit
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Comparison of Feminism Power in Anne Bradstreet and Virginia Woolf's Works

  On 14 October 2019, the Scientific Research Committee organized the 1st seminar of this semester titled 'Comparison of Feminism Power in Anne Bradstreet and Virginia Woolf's Works', which was delivered by Ms. Maram Al-Malki. The presenter started the seminar by explaining to the audience why she has chosen this particular topic. As she is a writer herself, she has found some similarities between herself and the two authors mentioned in her presentation. Ms. Al-Malki highlighted some thought-provoking issues on feminism, and the seminar came ended with a lively discussion between and among those in attendance.   It was an informative presentation that was attended by Assistant Dean, Dr. Salma Al-Qahtani, Dr. Suaad Al-Qahatani, former assistant dean, and faculty members. Date: 10/16/2019 Source: Shanjida Halim, Member, SRC
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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
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