Dean's Welcome Address

Good day and best greetings from the School of Foreign Languages (SFL) where languages and cultures rub shoulders, change hands, prosper and thrive. Indeed, the SFL offers nine bachelor programs in European and Asian languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Turkish and Russian) and seven postgraduate degrees (MA & PhD) in linguistics, literature and cultural and translation studies. As students are introduced to different languages and cultures, they are simultaneously encouraged to develop their communication and research skills and adopt critical thinking as a mode. As a dean, I would like to affirm the SFL's unwavering commitment to the principle of excellence in teaching and research. Our professors are well-trained and experienced to incorporate into their curricula up-to-date teaching methodologies and resources. Since 2016, SFL has been offering courses that reinforce the concept of blended learning and this process is evolving ever since. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, SFL's switch to e-learning was smooth and seamless thanks to years of practice and training. SFL also fosters a research culture that contributes to global efforts to open corridors of talks among different nations and shorten distances between people of different sociopolitical and ideological backgrounds. Naturally, SFL's professors present their research projects at international conferences and publish their articles in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. Published articles explore in-depth issues and topics related to, but not limited to, comparative literature, contrastive linguistics and translation studies. Finally, at SFL we believe in collective success, so let us succeed together. Our success manifests itself in preparing highly-qualified and well-trained graduates capable of coping with and, even shaping, the future of the world. Our success also projects itself in academic articles that contribute to bridging the gap between cultures and nations. Dean, School of Foreign Languages Yousef Abu Amrieh, Prof.

School of Foreign Languages

"Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own."− Johann Wolfgang von Goethe