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Three members of the Faculty of Languages and Translation presented an International Testing Training Seminar (focused on STEP, TOEFL, and IELTS) at Abha Technical College from 9-12 October 2016: Dr. Salem bin Dawood, Mr. Matthew Glotfelter, and Mr. Erich Beer. The training sessions were attended by a group of thirteen English Language Center staff members. Mr. Glotfelter and Dr. Salem devised the program. Besides providing training and sharing relevant information and tips about the examinations in question, Mr. Glotfelter was responsible for all the practical arrangements, which he did with his customary flair for efficient organization; he also acted as an anchor throughout, providing continuity. Dr. Salem wooed the audience with his signature charm and extensive knowledge and expertise. The attendees were an exceptional group, teachers themselves, and therefore also accomplished learners. Their high proficiency level in English struck us. They were responsive and very focused, with an excellent interpersonal dynamic, making it an unqualified pleasure to teach them. I could not help thinking that, had I had to handpick a group of candidates for this training seminar, I would have picked exactly those who attended of their own volition.  At the closing ceremony, the Vice Dean for Quality Control, Dr. Moalwi Naser Alawaad, assisted by Mr. Ahmed Najji, Chairman of the English Department, handed thoughtful and exquisite gifts to the three presenters, duly captured in photographs, after which all present posed for a photo session. The training seminar was a resounding success, and word of it has spread far and wide. It was an enriching, enjoyable and memorable experience for all concerned. The English Language Center at the Technical College envisages future cooperation with the Faculty of Languages and Translation at King Khalid University and is planning several follow-up initiatives to build on the momentum generated by this seminar. There is no doubt in my mind that they will follow through on it and that the efforts will yield sterling results. Date: 10/14/2016 Primary Source: Erich Beer Multimedia Contribution: Erich Beer
Under the supervision of Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, the E-Learning Unit organized an “E-Learning Awareness Campaign” for level 1 ELC students from Sunday, October 9, 2016, to Thursday, October 13, 2016.  Dr. Ali Alamir, Vice Dean, and Mr. Abdullah Al Rezgi, Director of the English Language Center, appreciated the efforts of the E-Learning Unit. They extended their full support and guidance for making the orientation week a great success. Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, E-Learning Unit Supervisor, said that the aim of the awareness campaign was to make new students aware of the necessity and practical use of the King Khalid University E-Learning Portal (Blackboard) and the general pattern of the Exams. “The students were contacted in their respective classrooms on a one-on-one basis and introduced to the E-Learning system,” said Mr. Khan. Furthermore, Mr. Rizwan Ghani, ELC Coordinator, delved into the pattern of the exams by giving an in-depth presentation. Mr. Abdullah Al-Zubain, E-Learning Specialist, Dr. Khaled Mohanna, E-Learning Team Manager, and all Level 1 ELC teachers helped to make this awareness campaign a success. Date: 10-13-2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam  
An orientation session was held on 10/12/2016 for the new faculty members that have joined the college this semester. This event, held each academic year in the first semester, provides our new colleagues with an overview of the various divisions and offices of the FLT, as well as making clear the rights and responsibilities that apply to every faculty member. The keynote speakers are listed below: Topic Time Speaker Welcome & Introductory  Speech 12: 00 - 12:10 Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi Dean, FLT   Administrative & Academic Issues 12: 10 - 12:15 Dr. Ali Alamir Vice Dean, FLT   Quality and Development System 12: 15  - 12:20 Dr. Abdul Wahed Al Zumor Head of the Quality Unit, FLT   Research Center 12: 20  - 12:25 Dr. Ismael Al Refai Director, LRC   Faculty Affairs 12:25   - 12:30   Mr. Mathew Paul Faculty Representative   LEP 12:30  - 12:35   Dr. Charles Forman Director, LEP   Students' Affairs 12:35  - 12:40   Dr. Basim Kanaan Student Advisor   E-Learning and Blackboard 12:40   - 12:45 Mr. Mohsin Khan E-Learning Supervisor   Questions & Refreshments 12:45- 1:00 New Faculty Members     In his introduction to the event, Dr. Al Melhi gave a heartfelt welcome to the new faculty and spoke about the central role that they will serve in the College.  He went on to express his vision of the college as like a family of trusted colleagues that value each other as both competent professionals and as friends, who help and support each other every day.  Further presentations were made on the following topics: ·         The Goals and Activities of the College ·         The Language Research Center ·         The E-Learning Deanship  ·         The Language Enhancement Program. ·         Use of the Blackboard online educational platform. After the close of the orientation, all the participants were invited to enjoy refreshments and lively conversation, as an example of the atmosphere of collegial friendship and conviviality that the Dean and all faculty members truly enjoy and admire. Date: 10/12/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: Mohsin Khan  
Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, E-Learning Supervisor, shared his ideas about e-learning and EFL teaching at the seminar organized by the Language Research Center of King Khalid University held on October 3, 2016. In his presentation, which was titled Incorporating Blackboard in EFL Teaching, he highlighted the effective use of Blackboard by integrating current EFL teaching methods. He emphasized the need for incorporation of some techniques in EFL teaching. He also put emphasis on the necessity of understanding the implication of modern technology and utilizing its potential in teaching English as a Foreign Language. While talking about it in detail, Khan showed the difference between Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning and explained how different skills could be efficiently handled using Discussion Board, Blogs, and some other features. The seminar was very informative and interactive, and successful. Date: 10/3/2016 Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
The Faculty of Languages and Translation arranged The Student Orientation Program (Fall 2016) for new students on 9/28/2016.  Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, graced the occasion as both a presenter and chief guest. The program was presented by Dr. Ali Alamir and Hassan Costello whom both stressed critical points to success which included but were not limited to helpful resources, policies, and general strategies. Also, all faculty members present delivered valuable speeches and wished a bright future for them. Towards the end of the program, a general Blackboard training session was offered by Mr. Mohsin Khan. In conclusion, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi emphasized the importance of joining an orientation program as it benefits the new students with lots of information. He also advised them to be serious with their studies right from the beginning. He hopes that the new students will enjoy studying here and graduate with excellent results. Date: 9/30/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
On 9/26/16 the Faculty of Languages and Translation continued the celebrations of Saudi National Day through various events. The student body was well represented with both native and non-native students enjoying the event. The English club alongside Administrative Manager Muhammad Qiyas and the Media and Events Committee made a strong presence by being involved in the event and contributing to the festive atmosphere. The celebration was led by Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, and Vice Dean, Dr. Ali Alamir, who congratulated both students and faculty members for taking part in the festivities. Chairmen, Dr. Mutab Al Garni, and Dr. Khalid Abu Melha attended the event and encouraged all those around to reflect and enjoy. The entire faculty would like to congratulate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this occasion. Furthermore, the faculty would like to extend its deep appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their leadership. Date: 9/26/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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
The Faculty of Languages and Translation forges partnerships with outstanding academic institutions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to expand the student experience, and enhance faculty growth and the impact of our research. During the week of August 28th, the Faculty of Languages and Translation collaborated with the Abha College of Technology to hold a week-long teacher training workshop on English for Professional Purposes (EPP). Chaired and led by the Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, from King Khalid University, the workshop was enthusiastically received by the instructors from the English Language Center of the Abha College of Technology (ELC). The Chairman of the ELC, Dr. Ahmed Najji expressed his deep appreciation for the new techniques and insights which were presented to the participants. It is worth noting that a member of the Shura Council, Dr. Muhammad Naji, was present for the final day of activities. Over the course of the workshop the following topics were covered by Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, and Language Instructor, Hassan Costello: • Applied Linguistic Theories and Practical Applications • Reading and Literacy Teaching Methods • Web 2.0 Tools and Computer Assisted Language Learning • Developing an Essential Skill Set for Effective Multilevel Instruction • Presentation, Practice, and Production Techniques in EFL Teaching • Innovative Speech, Pronunciation, and Listening Teaching Methods • Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL (NNEST) Overview Date: 10/2/2016 Primary Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation  
The First Annual Admissions Exhibition was designed to help prospective King Khalid University students successfully transition from high school to college. The program was a concerted effort by faculty and staff to ensure that incoming students feel comfortable and welcome in their new surroundings. It gave first-year students the opportunity to examine their academic abilities, interests and educational plans before their first semester of classes. The exhibition provided students with a basic understanding of what will be expected of them at King Khalid University and how their particular abilities and interests may fit with one or more of the University's majors. “It is important for students to have the opportunity to interact with their classmates and instructors before classes begin,” said Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean. The Faculty of Languages and Translation was exceptionally represented holding a host of interactive sessions for students including but not limited to: -       IELTS Information Session (Abdul Rauf Khan) -       Language Enhancement Program ( Dr. Charles Forman) -       Course Registration Overview (Nasser Hawamdeh and Farook Haji) -       Academic Counseling Overview (Dr. Basim Kanaan) -       E-Learning Overview (Mohsin Khan) -       A general welcome message (Matthew Paul) -       An interactive Q & A Session with a significant portion of faculty members Parents and families were invited to attend the exhibition. Families were encouraged to participate to get acquainted with the campus, its policies, procedures, and services. A big round of applause to all faculty members who represented the Faculty of Languages and Translation making it a huge success led by Dr. Ali Alamir, Vice Dean, and Dr. Fahad Otaif, Vice Dean for Academic Development and Quality. As the new semester dawns, the class of 2020 will join upperclassmen in September 2016 to begin their journey towards success. Date: 5/4/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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
A debate competition was organized by Faculty of Languages and Translation which was held on April 13, 2016. The topic was Excessive Use of Technology has Paralyzed Humans in Many Ways.  The debaters who spoke for the motion were Muhammad Salem Ashahri, Abdur Rahim Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Aweed Al Amari, Mohammad Ali Al Qahtani and Abdullah Ali Al Qahtani. They put emphasis on the word ‘excessive.' They pointed out that they were not against technology, only its excessive use. Those who were against the motion were Musab Mohammad Al Shadah, Fahad Mohammad Asiri, Yasser Ali Al Shahrani, Omer Mohammad Jama and Khalid Amer Alshehri. They focused on our dependence on technology in our real life.  They emphasized that without technology we are almost helpless. Both the teams came up with interesting ideas. Although the team for the motion won the competition, the best speaker was Khalid Amer Al Shehri, who was the leader of the team against the motion. There was a panel of judges comprising two members – Mr. Willem D. Jager and Mr. Mathew Paul, who skillfully and meticulously evaluated the debaters’ performance and decided on the winner.  Dr. Fahad Otaif, in his speech, talked about their performance and how to improve it. He shared his views on the excessive use of technology. The occasion was also graced by Dr. Mutab Al Qarni, Chairman of the Department of English, who, in his concluding speech, talked about the importance of such an extracurricular activity and how it helped to improve English. He praised the debaters pointing out the fact that they had spoken exceptionally well although the topic was slightly challenging for them.   Dr. Mohammad Osman headed the organizing committee. The other team members were Dr. Nurul Islam, Dr. Nisar Ahmed Koka, Mr. Mohammad Adil, Dr. Omer Sultan, Dr. Basim Kanaan, and Mr. Salahuddin Abdul Rab who spent more than a month training the debaters. It is worth mentioning that Mr. Khalid Mater, in cooperation with English Club, coordinated his efforts in arranging prizes and certificates for the debaters and the judges. All the members of English Club also worked hard during the event to make it a success. Overall, the debate was a great success. Date: 4/13/2016 Source: MD Adil, Event Anchor Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
Dr. Mohammad Osman shared his ideas about how to teach English using short stories in class at the seminar held on April 11, 2016, which was organized by the Language Research Center. His presentation was titled Short Stories – Source of Learning English as a Foreign Language. It dealt with pedagogical implications and applications of short stories for teaching English to beginners. He, while emphasizing the usefulness of using short stories in class, focused on the importance of reading. He tried to show the correlation between reading and academic success by highlighting the fact that a good reader can handle all of the other skills required for language development. The seminar was a great success. Date: 4/11/2016 Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
Dr. Nisar Ahmed Koka presented his research paper at a seminar held on March 28, 2016, which was organized by Language Research Center. His paper was titled Cross-Cultural Communication and Subsequent Diffusion of Loanwords. The aim of his study was to investigate the extent loanwords of Arabic flow into the Kashmiri language. He focused on the fact that in cross-cultural communication, lexical borrowing is a common phenomenon. He primarily covered examples of lexis in the domain of religion. It is worth mentioning that the Al Samer Female Campus also joined the seminar through video conferencing. The seminar was very interactive and informative. Date: March 29th, 2016 Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
His Excellency, the President of King Khalid University, Professor Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Dawood, opened the ceremony of the First Scientific Forum. The activities which lasted for two days took place in the central auditoriums at the main campus for men, and at the theater of Sciences for Women in Abha off of King Abdullah Road. President Al-Dawood expressed his gratitude to His Excellency, the Vice President of the Girls' Colleges for adopting the idea of Dr. Sraa Abu Melha, who proposed the event. His Excellency, the President, added that the Forum was the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, clarifying further that everyone - the management, the faculties, and the implementing departments - should feel proud of such a forum because it would be of great benefit - God Willing. The President of the Scientific Committee of the Forum, who is the Deputy Dean of High Studies, Dr. Areej Mustafa, used the occasion to reveal that the establishment of the Forum, which brought together a group of scholars, researchers and faculty members in the specialty of English and Computer Science, was coming from the belief of the University administration in the importance of scientific forums, and their roles in development and improvement of the educational process, and from the administration's keenness to advance the scientific levels of research. Dr. Areej stressed further that, the forum was a response to the needs of researchers and faculty members to update their knowledge and to develop their performance by exchanging experiences among themselves, in addition to finding solutions to their problems, and those of the students. Dr. Areej stated that it was a suitable event for each of them to present and discuss what the academics reach in the fields of updating curricula and teaching methods, and the latest teaching strategies, so that they could put forward problems and find appropriate solutions. Dr. Areej continued, saying that the forum was suitable for presenting the successful experiences of the researchers and the faculty members, so as to take advantage of those experiences, and studies, and to apply the appropriate ones in real, in our classrooms. Dr. Areej asserted, “Since the announcement of the Forum, we have seen requests for participation and attendance. The scientific committee has received nearly 70 working papers, submitted by more than 65 researchers affiliated with 17 entities from the University, in addition to the participation of a number of female students under the supervision of their teachers”. She further indicated that the Forum presented 24 researchers from the participants' researchers through four scientific sessions, in addition to six lectures, and nearly 40 papers in the form of scientific posters. The keynote speech was delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, in which he said that the organization of such meetings was the core of their academic university work.  Dr. Al Melhi stressed that the cooperation between the two sides - men and women - was no longer an option, but it had become a necessity in the light of, the same curriculum, and the conditions and obstacles, and in line with the efforts of King Khalid University for its general development and its academic accreditation. Dr. Al Melhi concluded by noting the honor and the commitment of the President of the University, and of all the Vice Presidents, who were a real support to continue research, publishing and holding seminars and meetings. It is worth mentioning that the forum included several areas concerned with recent trends in the development of the English language curriculum. The axes include computer science and information systems, advanced strategies in methods of teaching English, and computer science and information systems. Date: 3/24/2016 Repost: KKU Media Center Multimedia Contribution: KKU Media Center and MD Sirajul Islam
Mr. Erich Beer shared his teaching experience at the seminar organized by the Language Research Center of King Khalid University held on February 29, 2016. In his presentation, which was titled English-teaching-related Application of Microsoft Excel, Blackboard, and WhatsApp, he emphasized the practical use of technology in English language teaching. He pointed out the fact that the misuse of an application or a feature may easily result in confusion among learners.  He primarily focused on how effective Microsoft Excel, Blackboard, and WhatsApp can be used for language teaching. While talking about the use of Excel, he highlighted how to simplify various calculations we need for grading and benchmarking learners’ performance. He also mentioned the features of Excel he uses most. About the use of Blackboard, he talked about the careful use of the assessment option. Also,  he illustrated how WhatsApp could help to enrich vocabulary and grammar.  The Al Samer female campus also joined the seminar through video conferencing. The seminar was very informative, interactive, and overall success. Date: 2/29/2016 (leap year) Source: MD Adil Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
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
The Faculty of Languages and Translation arranged a Student Orientation Program for new students on February 10, 2016. Dr. Abdullah Al Melhi, Dean, graced the occasion as both a presenter and chief guest. The program started with a welcoming speech from the Dean of the College. He welcomed and congratulated the new students for joining the faculty. He emphasized the importance of joining an orientation program as it benefits the new students with lots of information. He also advised them to be serious with their studies right from the beginning. He hopes that the new students will enjoy studying here and graduate with excellent results. Also, Dr. Muteb Al Qarni, Chair of the English Department, Dr. Fahad Otaif, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, and Dr. Basim Kanaan, Academic Advisor, delivered valuable speeches and wished a bright future for them.  Date: 2/10/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
The Language Research Center at King Khalid University organized a seminar on February 10, 2016, which included a presentation conducted by Dr. Mohammed Assiri, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality which was titled, “Test Taking Strategy Use On the Reading Section of the TOEFL iBT: A Study of Arab ESL Learners.” It gave a concise overview of the reading section within the TOEFL iBT and what strategies Arab ESL learners employ when taking the exam. The presentation was primarily based on a Ph.D. dissertation study he had conducted to determine the strategies used by Arab ESL learners. The findings of the case study resulted in some practical suggestions regarding the effective and judicious use of strategies which should be taught by instructors and used by learners. The presentation was followed by an interactive discussion during which the participants shared their views, made comments and raised some questions. Overall, the Language Research Center found the presentation insightful, practical, and very useful. Date: 2/10/2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
  The following teachers significantly contributed to the campaign: 1. Mr. Muhammed Kamaluddin 2. Mr. Ali Al-Amri 3. Mr. Jawed Ahmed 4. Mr. Rizwan Gani 5. Dr. Asif Ishafaq 6.Mr. Md Mazharul Islam 7. Mr. Md Sirajul Islam 8. Mr. Salahuddin 9. Mr. Md Mahmudul Haque 10.Mr. Fazal Malik    The following students won prizes for the e-Quiz Competition: 1. Abdullah Saeed Al Qahtani (1st Prize) 2. Othman Muhammed Al Mugeda (2nd Prize) 3. Saoud Zahir Al-Asmari (3rd Prize)   Dr. Fahad Otaif, Vice Dean for Academic Development & Quality, Mr. Abdullah Al-Rezgi, Director of the English Language Center, and Mr. Abdullah Roza, Head of Online Course Design and Development,  graced the occasion and presented prizes and gifts to students and teachers. Dr. Fahad Otaif announced the winner students and distributed the prizes among students. Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, E-Learning Unit Supervisor, highlighted the activities that were carried out during the E-Learning Awareness Campaign and thanked the teachers, students, college administration, and the Deanship of E-Learning for their support in making the E-Learning campaign successful. Date: February 2016 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam
Under the patronage of Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi,  Dean , the E-Learning Unit at the faculty organized an “E-Learning Awareness Campaign” for level 1 student from Sunday, January 31st, 2016 to Thursday, February 4th, 2016.  Dr. Ali Alamir, Vice Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Fahad Otaif, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, and Mr. Abdullah Al-Rezgi, Director of English Language Center, appreciated the efforts of the E-Learning Unit. They extended full support and guidance for making the orientation week a great success. Mr. Mohsin Raza Khan, the E-Learning Unit Supervisor, said that the aim of the awareness campaign was to make new students aware of the necessity and effective use of the King Khalid University E-Learning portal i.e. Blackboard. “The students were contacted in their respective classrooms on a one-on-one basis and introduced to the E-Learning system”, said Mr. Khan.  Mr. Abdullah Al-Zubain, the E-Learning Specialist, Dr. Khaled Mohanna, the E-Learning Team Manager, and all Level 1 teachers helped to make this awareness campaign a success. Date: 2/4/16 Source: Faculty of Languages and Translation Multimedia Contribution: MD Sirajul Islam