The English language program in the Department of Translation focuses on the teaching of translation and interpreting as well as the teaching of complementary courses in linguistics and literature. The program seeks to help students to establish themselves in an academic and scientific atmosphere that meets their expectations and aspirations. Through this approach, students are expected to be able to apply their theoretical knowledge of translation theory; learn how to analyze and understand texts; and find through semantic maps the relationships between vocabulary words. Later in advanced levels, students will be able choose the appropriate strategy and tactic to translate texts in a variety of fields. They also will be able to establish a comparison between texts written in the Arabic and English language in terms of differences in the grammatical structure, style, and metaphorical uses.
Program specialization requirements consist of 83 credit hours required for graduation in the major of English language Translation.