The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) of Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), is proud to offer members of the Qatar’s community expert language training in Mandarin and English. TII’s Language Center already offers language courses in Arabic, French, and Spanish, and is now extending its offerings after growing demand for more language choices in Qatar.
“Foreign language proficiency is a valued skill in our globalized world,” says Mounir Ouanaimi, Director of TII’s Language Center. “Being able to effectively communicate many languages is imperative for students, employable graduates, and effective business people. At the Language Center, we are able to provide students with opportunities to master the world’s most widely spoken languages to facilitate their advancement in their academic and professional careers.”
The Language Center is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester, with registration closing September 11th, and classes beginning September 16th. Last academic year, more than 350 students enrolled in various language programs at TII, and potential students are strongly encouraged to register early for the upcoming semester as places are limited. The Language Center’s offerings have also expanded to provide TOEFL and IETLS program courses for current undergraduate students, and those interested in returning to study.
The cultures of the target language communities are essential components of TII’s language courses. Students are encouraged to experience language learning beyond the classroom through interaction with a diverse student population and through study abroad opportunities. The Language Center provides cultural understanding via different curricular and extracurricular social and cultural activities.
The Language Center is a core component of TII’s mission to build professional linguistic capacity in Qatar and across the broader region. TII delivers advanced translation and interpreting education, high-level training in a range of languages, and translation and interpreting services that meet and exceed the highest international standards.