HBKU’s TII Opens Enrollment for Immersive Language Courses for All Ages
Doha: The Language Center at the Translation and Interpretation Institute (TII) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) has opened registration for its Fall 2022 language programs, which will run from September 4 to November 9. Learners can choose from 12 languages.
Classes will be offered in person at Penrose House (LAS building), Education City or online. The courses offered for adults, children and young people 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 level (without previous experience) to advanced level. Students with prior knowledge of a language can take a placement test to determine which level is right for them.
Classes will provide an immersive learning experience as well as an enriching introduction to the culture that each language represents.
Students are taught entirely in the target language and will develop skills in all four communicative skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Highly trained and experienced language professionals use a variety of instructional formats to deliver course content, while small class sizes encourage interaction and support to build speaking confidence from the first lesson.
Nada Al Mahmeed, Director of TII’s Translation and Training Center (TTC), which is part of HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said, “Our immersive programs cover the most widely spoken languages in the world and put the Emphasis on practical, meaningful communication to best meet the needs of our learners. As Qatar prepares to welcome visitors from around the world to the FIFA World Cup in a few months, new opportunities arise for linguistic diversity to be a bridge between cultures. At the individual level, mastering a foreign language can open up many academic and professional opportunities.
Fall courses offered by TII’s Language Center delve deeper into the institute’s mission and linguistic philosophy to enable learners to acquire a language within its cultural context.