The French Language Program at the Department of Translation focuses on providing students with French language competency and translation skills from French to Arabic and vice versa.
The Program introduces students within the College to the principles of the French language, through an introductory course designed to build their oral and written communication skills.
The specialized courses in the later four levels focus on gradually building knowledge and skills, as students acquire speaking, reading, writing and grammar mastery. As students become familiar with language culture and literature during the fourth level, they also begin studying translation strategies to acquire the necessary skills for this professional field. They are also trained on how to translate different types of texts.
Compulsory department requirements include (85) units of study.
To qualify women translators and develop their professional and interpersonal skills to compete in the labor market, in addition to enhancing their community service and scientific research skills.
1. Educate and arm graduates with the necessary French skills to successfully pursue a career in French/Arabic translation, including written, oral, and audiovisual translation skills.
2. Empower graduates to use their research skills while adhering to proper ethics in the translation field.
3. Develop the necessary personal qualities to add value to the Saudi community.
4. Support professional competencies in the field of translation through co-op training.