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English Department

English Department, established in 1423(2002), is a part of AlKharj Community College along with the departments of Computer Science and Business Administration. Bearing in mind the overall objectives of Alkharj Community College and being committed thereto, English Department has mapped out for itself a number of academic objectives that meet the needs of the students. The Department offers an Associate Diploma in English language. Besides, it provides language skill courses and other courses in business English and technical English to support the other two departments in the college and help their students successfully cope with their fields.
At the outset, a placement test is held to all the students who want to join the Department. Those who get a score of 80% and more can directly study at the first level. But those who get less than 80% should be enrolled in an intensive English program for one semester. They study the four major language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writ¬ing. The intensive course aims to improve students' ability in these skills and prepare them to join the English Department.
Upon successful completion, the students join the actual academic English program. Over the course of two years, they are exposed to skill courses and linguistic courses. In addition to the advanced courses that they study in language skills, they study courses in linguistics, literature and translation. In more specific terms, prospective students are required to (a) take basic courses to fulfill college and university requirements, and (b) take courses assigned by the Department of English. The total number of credit hours in all of the foregoing categories is 78.


Vision:

To be a leading department in the teaching of English language and in community partnership
 
Mission:
The English Department endeavours to produce highly qualified graduates who are able to meet the needs of the local and regional community and disseminate knowledge through research.
 
Objectives:
1 To meet the needs of the local community through providing the workplace in the various arenas with qualified graduates.
2 To offer a variety of courses that help produce graduates equipped with know-how and capable of applying this know-how in situations where English is used.
3 To qualify students capable of utilising sound research practices and thinking skills that will aid them in solving problems in their specialties.
4 To develop the students’ English language skills and enhance their confidence in using English. 
5 To empower the students with the professional skills that enable them to effectively perform their duties in their future jobs, such as teamwork and communication skills.
 
Values:

1. Quality and Distinction
2. Leadership and Team Work
3. Academic Freedom
4. Fairness and Equity
5. Transparency and Accountability
6. Continuous Learning
7. Creativity

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