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Community College of Al-Kharj

 

English Department Handbook

 

 

 

 

 

Academic year 1441

 

 

 

 

 


Table of Contents

 

Chairman’s Message …………………………………………..……………………… 3

Overview .…………………………………………..…………………………..……… 4

Vision …...…………………………………………..…………………………..……… 4

Mission ...…………………………………………..…………………………..……….. 5

Objectives ..………………………………………..…………………………..……….. 5

Values ...…………………………………………..…………………….……..……….. 5

Degree Offered ..…………………………………..…………………………..……….. 6

Employment Opportunities .……………………..…………………………..……….. 6

Prospective Employers .…………………………..…………………………..……….. 6

Admission Conditions …………………………..…………………………..…..…….. 6

English Language Programme …………………..…………………………..……….. 7

          Objectives of the programme ……………..…………………………..……….. 7

          Study Plan ………..…………………………………………...………..……….. 7

          Requirements of the Associate Diploma in English ………………....……….. 8

          First/ College and University requirements …………….…………....……….. 8

          Second/ Department requirements ……………………...…………....……….. 8

          Intensive Course ……………………...…………....…………………....…….... 9

          Level One …………………………………….…………...…………......…….... 9

          Level Two …………………………………….…………...…………..……….... 9

          Level Three ………………………………….…………......………....……….. 10

          Level Four ………………………………….……………....………....……….. 10

Community Service …………………..……………………………………..……….. 11

Alumni …………………..……………………………………………….…..……….. 11

Permanent Committees in the Department ..………………………….…..……….. 13

Supporting Units ..………………………….………………………………..……….. 14

          Language Club ..………………………….………….…………….....……….. 14

                  Overview …………………………..…….…………....………....……….. 14

                  Objectives and Activities .……………….……….......………....……….. 14

                  Club Philosophy ………………………….…………....……......……….. 15

                  Club Members …………………………….…………....…….....……….. 15

                  Club Facilities …………………………….…………..………....……….. 15

          Language Labs ..………………………….………….…………….....……….. 16

Faculty Members ..………………………….…………………………….....……….. 17

Contact us ..………………………….……………………………….............……….. 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman’s Message

Welcome to the English Department at the Community College, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University. The English Department offers an Associate Diploma program in English Language that aims at providing students with specialist knowledge in English. Throughout the courses of the program, the Department aims at enhancing the students’ competence in the language skills, critical thinking and literature. The Department realizes the crucial role that translation plays in developing the linguistic competence of the students. Hence, it offers the students a number of basic courses in translation to enable them to acquire the necessary principles and techniques of translation.

Being keenly aware of the University mission and goals, the Department, in cooperation with the Community Service and Continuing Education Centre, has already prepared several different courses to meet the needs of the local community. In order to accomplish these goals, the Department employs a number of competitively selected and highly qualified faculty members. The Department also uses two language labs for teaching its computer-based language courses.

 

Prof. Mohamed S. A. Aly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview:

The 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, the 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 writ­ing. 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 fulfil 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

 

 

 

Degree offered:

Associate Degree in English language

Employment Opportunities:

The programme prepares and qualifies graduates to attain the following jobs:

  1. Jobs needed in a non- Arabic speaking environment
  2. Jobs needed in working with English manuals and guides
  3. Jobs in which translation is frequently needed
  4. Office management jobs that need a good command of English

Prospective Employers:

  1. King Khaled Hospital
  2. Almarai Dairy Company
  3. AlSafi Dairy Company
  4. University administration
  5. Various government bodies and agencies
  6. Military Hospital
  7. Various businesses in the private sector

 

Admission Conditions:

  1. A recent General Secondary Certificate with a GPA of 70% or better. 
  2. The student must successfully pass the placement test held by the English Department at the beginning of each semester.
  3. The applicant must be a full time student and if he already holds a job, he must obtain permission from his employer.
  4. The General Secondary Certificate must not be more than five years old.

 

 

 

English Language Programme

 

The English language programme was launched concurrently with the establishment of the English Department in the academic year 1423/1424 H. By the end of this programme, students obtain the Associate Degree in English that meets the requirements of the labour market. Prospective students take courses in linguistics, translation, literature and the language skills. The programme consists of four academic semesters with a total number of 78 credit hours. These credit hours include 12 hours of general university requirements, and 66 credit hours of English Department requirements.

 

Objectives of the Programme:

 

  1. preparing graduates to interact with the surrounding environment which requires communication with non-Arabic speakers.

 

  1. preparing qualified graduates to fulfil the increasing demand in the labour market that requires good command of English.

 

  1. developing students' creative thinking skills.

 

  1. providing students with extracurricular activities to support learning processes.

 

 

English Department Study Plan:

 

Each student has to complete 78 credit hours successfully within four semesters, as follows:

 

Requirements

Number of courses

Credit Hours

Objective

College and University requirements

7

12

These requirements provide the students with the essential concepts in Islamic culture, memorizing parts of the Holy Quran by heart, ability to use sound Arabic, basic IT skills, and career ethics

Department requirements

24

66

These requirements improve the students' English proficiency in general and foster their specialised knowledge in language skills, linguistics, literature, and translation

Total

31

78

Number of credit hours to fulfil graduation requirements

 

 

Requirements of the Associate Diploma in English

 

First/ College and University requirements (12 credit hours)

 

Course code

Course title

Number of study units

Pre-requisite

ISL 151

Introduction to Islamic Culture

2 (2, 0, 0)

 

CS   110

Principles of Computer Science

2 (1, 0, 1)

 

QUR 101

The Holy Quran 1

1 (1, 0, 0)

 

CS  111

Introduction  to Information Technology

2 (1, 0, 1)

CS  110

ARA 159

Arabic language

2 (2, 0, 0)

 

OUR 151

The Holy Quran 2

1 (1, 0, 0)

QUR  101

ETH  251

Career Ethics

2 (2, 0, 0)

 

 

Second/ Department requirements (66 study units)

 

Course code

Course title

Number of study units

Pre-requisite

Eng 101

Reading 1

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng102

Writing 1

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng103

Listening and speaking 1

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng 141

English grammar 1

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng 100

Vocabulary

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng 152

Reading 2

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 101

Eng 162

Writing 2

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 111

Eng 172

Listening and speaking 2

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 121

Eng 182

English grammar 2

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 141

Eng 131

Introduction  to translation

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng 211

Introduction  to linguistics

2 (2, 0, 0)

 

Eng 241

English grammar 3

2 (2, 0, 0)

Eng 182

Eng 221

Introduction to literature

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng 237

Translation 1

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 131

Eng 250

Communication skills

3 (2, 0, 1)

 

Eng 223

Conversation 1

2 (2, 0, 0)

 

Eng 214

Advanced reading and writing

4 (4, 0, 0)

Eng 152 + Eng 162

Eng 274

CALL ( Computer Assisted Language Learning)

3 (3, 0, 0)

 

Eng 271

English Syntax

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 211

Eng 288

Translation 2

2 (2, 0, 0)

Eng 237

Eng 282

Reading in literary texts (English)

2 (2, 0, 0)

Eng 221

Eng 262

Introduction to phonetics and phonology

3 (3, 0, 0)

Eng 211

Eng 284

Conversation 2

2 (2, 0, 0)

Eng 223

Dar 290

Introduction  to secretarial skills (English)

2 (2, 0, 0)

 

 

Intensive Course

The students who get less than 80% in the placement test should be enrolled in an intensive English course for one semester.

 

Credit hours

 

Course Title

 

Code

 

  Total

 

Practical

Theoretical

4

-

4

Reading

ENG 301

1

4

-

4

Writing

ENG 302

2

4

-

4

Listening and Speaking1

ENG 303

3

4

-

4

English Grammar

ENG 304

4

4

-

4

Skills

ENG 305

5

20

-

20

Total

 

 

 

 

 Level One

This level represents the actual study in this program. Students can join this level by two ways. First, those who get a score of 80% and more in the placement test can directly study at the first level. Second, those who successfully complete the intensive course can also move to this level.

 

Credit hours

 

Course Title

Code

  Total

 

Practical

Theoretical

2

-

2

Introduction to Islamic Culture

ISL 151

2

1

1

Principles of Computer Science

CS 110

1

-

1

The Holy Quran 1

QUR 101

3

-

3

Reading1

ENG 101

3

-

3

Writing1

ENG 111

3

-

3

Listening and Speaking1

ENG 121

3

-

3

English Grammar1

ENG 141

3

-

3

Vocabulary

ENG 100

20

1

19

Total

 

 

    Level Two

Credit hours

 

Course Title

Code

  Total

 

Practical

Theoretical

2

1

1

Introduction to Information Technology

CS 111

2

-

2

Arabic Language 

ARA 159

3

-

3

Reading2

ENG 152

3

-

3

Writing2

ENG 162

3

-

3

Listening and Speaking2

ENG 172

3

-

3

English Grammar2

ENG 182

3

-

3

Introduction to Translation

ENG 131

19

1

18

Total

 

 

  Level Three

Credit hours

 

Course Title

Code

  Total

 

Practical

Theoretical

1

-

1

The Holy Quran 2

QUR 151

2

-

2

 Introduction To Linguistics

ENG 211

2

-

2

English Grammar3

ENG 241

3

-

3

Introduction to Literature

ENG 221

3

-

3

Translation 1

ENG 237

3

1

2

Communication Skills (English)

ENG 250

2

-

2

Conversation1

ENG 223

4

-

4

Advanced Reading and Writing

ENG 212

20

1

19

Total

 

 

 

 

    Level Four

Credit hours

 

Course Title

Code

  Total

 

Practical

Theoretical

2

-

2

Career Ethics

ETH 251

3

-

3

CALL ( Computer Assisted Language Learning)

ENG 274

3

-

3

English Syntax

ENG 271

2

-

2

Translation 2

ENG 288

2

-

2

Reading in Literary Texts (English)

ENG 282

3

-

3

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

ENG 262

2

-

2

Conversation2

ENG 284

2

-

2

Introduction to Secretarial Skills (English)

DAR 290

19

-

19

Total

 

 

 

Community Service:

The English Department maintains strong relations with the local community institutions in general, and with the Ministry of Education in particular. It usually welcomes hundreds of pre-university students to stay several hours at the College and have a clear idea about the post-secondary school stage. The Department also offers educational consultations to the Ministry of Education upon its request.  Besides, the Department looks forward to organizing, at the very near future, educational workshops for the supervisors and teachers of English atAlkharj Educational Zone. The Department's services are not restricted to Alkharj Province. Our faculty members extend their services to other cities in the Kingdom as well.

 

Alumni:

The Department has established Alumni committee to keep a record of all the Department graduates. It also keeps in touch with all the graduates in the public and private sectors in order to follow up their employment issues. The Department regularly summons its alumni for meetings with faculty and current students. The Department participated in the graduation ceremony organized by the College at which honour students were rewarded by the deanship.

Permanent Committees in the Department:

The Department includes eleven permanent committees as follows:

 

No.

Committee

Duties

1

Quality Assurance

  • raise awareness about the quality insurance
  • represent the department in all quality activities organized by the college or the university
  • supervise all quality works in the department

2

Human Resources

  • find the department needs for teaching staff members.
  • execute personal interviews and job examinations
  • apply specific criteria on the CVs and choose the fittest for the department

3

Academic Programmes

  • propose new strategies to develop the current programmes
  •   suggest new programs in accordance with the needs of the local community
  • revise and follow up all the course reports and the course specifications

4

Final Examinations

  • prepare the final exams timetables and the invigilation timetables.
  • execute all the necessary arrangements before, during and after the final exams to guarantee successful implementation of the final exams
  • supervise the process of marks entry in the university electronic gate.

5

Timetable

  • Prepare the study timetable of the department
  • Prepare the instructors' timetables
  • prepare the final exams timetables and the invigilation timetables.

6

Training and Community Service

  • make some arrangements with training bodies (the private and   public sectors)
  • follow up all the students during their training courses
  • organize all the training courses and workshops offered by the department

7

Academic Counselling

  • prepare the college and department orientation
  • supervise students’ registration processes and provide academic guidance
  • help students tackle their academic, cultural and psychological problems

8

Supervising TAs

 and

Following up

scholarships

  • provide teaching assistants with help regarding all the academic needs
  • help teaching assistants prepare all the necessary documents for their scholarships
  • keep in touch with teaching assistants during their scholarship period and provide them with academic advice

9

Alumni

  • develop and update a database including information about all the graduates of  the department
  • keep in touch with all the graduates and follow up their employment issues
  • prepare statistics about the numbers of graduates and the rates of employment in the private and public sectors

10

Culture and Media

  • prepare the department webpage on the university website
  • prepare and revise all the department guides in Arabic and English
  • follow up all the department announcement on the announcement boards

11

Students' Activities

  • prepare and execute all the extracurricular activities of the department
  • supervise all the activities of the English Club
  • contact the concerned bodies to arrange visits and activities outside the campus

12

Edugate

  • keep the Department’s official website up-to-date
  • upload any files relevant to QA, Department’s meetings and news
  • update the class schedule at the outset of each term and the final exams and invigilation schedules as the term draws to a close

 

Supporting Units:

English Language Club

 

 

 

Overview:

The English Department launched The English Language Club in 2010 to encourage the students to practice their English language and to express their opinions, suggestions, notices and contributions. The students are highly motivated to participate in all the extracurricular activities organized by the club. The club enhances the cooperation between the students and the staff members in a relaxed atmosphere. The club includes ten members. Four are instructors appointed by the Department Council every two years. The other members are students who represent the different levels of English Department and the other two departments of the college.

 

Objectives and Activities

The English Language Club aims to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. providing students with the extra-curricular activities that develop students’ skills (listening, speaking, writing and reading).
  2. encouraging students to use language in a relaxed atmosphere and away from the classes’ pressure.
  3. enhancing ties of cooperation between students and teaching members.
  4. helping students get benefits from modern technology in learning English (i.e. the Internet).
  5. providing students with some educational tools such as English newspapers, magazines, maps, wall pictures and so on.
  6. offering some extra activities to satisfy the needs of distinguished students.
  7. presenting some strategies to help poor students learn basic language skills.
  8. Presenting lectures and discussions which raise awareness about important issues such as smoking and car accidents.
  9. screening selected programs and films which enable students to talk about their religion, culture, customs and history.
  10. inviting professors to deliver seminars. 

 

Club Philosophy

The noble philosophy of the English Club is to find virtual opportunities for students to practice English in a relaxed atmosphere.  It tries to open all the channels of learning English which must not be limited to the classroom environment. Students must inclusively get involved in English and use it as a medium of communication as much as they can. The English Language Club offers some techniques and activities that cannot be applied within the classroom environment. The club invites students to enjoy learning English. It is a modest attempt to develop students’ levels in English.                                                                 

 

Club Members   

English Language Club consists of the following members:                           

  1. Chairman                                 (Supervisor)
  2. Coordinator                             (Assistant Supervisor)
  3. Faculty                                    (Member)
  4. Faculty                                    (Member)
  5. A student from Level 4             (Member)
  6. A student from Level 3              (Member)
  7. A student from Level 2              (Member)
  8. A student from Level 1              (Member) 
  9. A student from Computer Science Department                (Member)
  10. A student from Business Administration Department     (Member)

 

Club Facilities

     The English Language Club includes the following facilities:                                

  1. A room or a computer lab.
  2. Some tables surrounded by chairs in the middle of the room.
  3. Three shelf cupboards to keep books.
  4. Two personal Computers with free Internet access.
  5. A T.V set, a VCR, a cassette recorder and some tapes.
  6. English newspaper subscription.
  7. Educational posters that show biographies of famous figures.
  8. Some English short stories and magazines.
  9. Monolingual and bilingual dictionaries.
  10. Tea and coffee

 

Language Labs

 

The department provides the students with two Language labs equipped with the latest listening and speaking training software.

 

 

 

 

Using language labs is one of the ambitious goals sought by the department to develop listening and speaking skills and to provide the students with the opportunity to have internet access.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Members

The Department piques itself on a body of distinguished faculty members with various academic ranks and long experience in teaching and research. The department always seeks to attract experienced and high-calibre faculty in order to make substantial progress towards academic excellence.

 

 

 

Professors

 

 

 

  1. Prof Mohamed S. A. Ali                                                       

English Language

English Language and Literature

ms.ali@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7340

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professors

  1. Dr Fahad Shehail Alwy

English Language

Linguistics

f.alalwi@psau.edu.sa

Ext.

       

 

 2.  Dr Basem  Okla El- Hawamda

English Language

Linguistics

b.alhawamdeh@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7345

 

Lecturers

 

  1. Mr Mohamed Wajeeh Nasser

English Language

Linguistics

m.alnasser@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7341

 

 

  1. Mr Nasir Qahtani

English Language

Linguistics

nasir.qahtani@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7347

  1.  
  2.  
  3. Mr Ramy Al-Sa’di

English Language

Linguistics

r.alsadi@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7349

 

  1. Mr Abdullah Ghannam

English Language

TEFL

a.alghannam@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7343

 

  1. Mr Talha El-Sharadgah

English Language

TEFL

t.alsharadgah@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7350

 

  1. Mr. El-Sayed M. Ismail     

English Language

Literature

a.ismail@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7351

 

 

7. Mr Fatih Kunda

English Language

TEFL

e.kunda@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7353

 

8. Mr Hamdi Hassan Ahmad

English Language

TEFL

h.ahmad@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7352

 

9. Mr Mustafa Ar-Rabbai

English Language

Translation Studies

m.arb@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7352

 

10. Mr Fahad Faraj

English Language

TESOL

f.abdulaziz@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7348

 

11. Mr Mohammad Harbi

English Language

Linguistics

alharbi.mo@psau.edu.sa

Ext. 7346

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAs ( Scholarship)

 

    1.  Mr. Mohammed bin Hasan Al Deress

English Language

Linguistics

m.aldrees1408@hotmail.com

 

 

 

2. Mr. Mohammed bin Qassem Ruthan

English Language

Applied Linguistics

alrothanfresh@hotmail.com

 

 

 

3. Mr. Abdul-Majeed Al-Mutrad

English Language

Applied Linguistics

a.almatarad@psau.edu.sa

 

 

4. Mr. Ahmad Zahrani

English Language

Literature

ahmed.alzahrani@psau.edu.sa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

For more information about the Department, feel free to contact us:

 

Department of English

Alkharj Community College

Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

P. O. Box 1866

Alkharj 11942

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: 00966-1-5456337

Fax: 00966-1-5450908

Website: https://cc.psau.edu.sa/ar/department/1-44

 

 

Head of Department

Prof. Mohamed S. A. Aly

Tel: 015887340

Email: ms.ali@psau.edu.sa

 

 

Department Coordinator

Mr. Mohamed Wajeeh Nasser

Tel: 5456337 – Ext. 330

Email: m.alnasser@psau.edu.sa

 

 

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