The Language Center at the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), has opened registration for its Fall 2022 language programs, which will run from September 4 to November 9, 2022. Learners can choose from 12 languages.
Classes will be offered in person at Penrose House (LAS Building), Education City or online. The courses available to adults, children, and youth are: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German - in partnership with the Goethe Institut Gulf Region - Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. Additionally, adults can also learn Japanese, English, Korean, and Russian.
TII language courses range from beginner (no prior experience) to advanced levels. Students with prior knowledge of a language may take a placement test to determine which level is right for them.
Classes will offer an immersive learning experience alongside an enriching introduction to the culture each language represents. Students are taught entirely in the target language and will develop proficiencies in all four communicative skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Highly qualified, experienced, language professionals use a variety of instructional formats to deliver course content, while small class sizes encourage interaction and support to develop confidence in speaking from the first lesson.
Nada Al-Mahmeed, Director at the Translation and Training Center (TTC) at TII, which is part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at HBKU, said: “Our immersive programs span the most widely spoken languages in the world and emphasize practical, meaningful communication to best meet the needs of our learners. With Qatar preparing to welcome visitors from across the world to the FIFA World Cup in a few months, new opportunities arise for linguistic diversity to be a bridge between cultures. On an individual level, proficiency in a foreign language can open up many academic and career opportunities.”
The fall courses offered by TII’s Language Center further the institute’s mission and language philosophy to enable learners to acquire a language in its cultural context.
For more information and to enroll in one of the Language Center’s courses for adults, youth, and children, please visit www.tii.qa/lc. Registration closes on September 1, 2022.