Department of Languages and Translation
The Department of Languages and Translation prepares students to become professional translators through training in appropriate translation techniques and research methodologies according to professional and international standards. Our profession today demands language skills, translation techniques and most of all efficiency and harmony. Translators are becoming more and more editors, reviewers and localizers.
Why Languages and Translation as a Major?
Today, Translators are in high demand especially those acquire strong language skills, excellent translation techniques and most of all efficiency and harmony. In the Gulf, our graduates who speak Arabic as a mother tongue and two or three other languages are highly demanded as translation into Arabic happens on a daily basis at all levels of communication.
They are also in high demand in Europe and the US where the knowledge of Arabic aside English, French and Spanish is considered a significant advantage at a time when the Arab region occupies an essential place in the geopolitics of the world.
The Degrees We Offer
A minor in Spanish prepares students to take the DELE on cooperation with the Cervantes Institute. Other languages are also offered at the Department such as Chinese, German Russian and Greek.