Department of Foreign Languages

The Department of Foreign Languages

The Department of Foreign Languages ​​was established by the Royal Decree No. (15) on (May 27, 1401) and became a part of the College of Education at Umm Al Qura  University - Taif Branch. The department offers its programs and study plans since then under the umbrella of the College of Arts at Taif University.


The Department of Foreign Languages ​​is one of the first departments within the University of Taif since it was a branch of Umm Al-Qura University. It became an independent department of the College of Education. After the separation of the literary departments, it became one of the departments of the College of Arts.  The department offers the BA in English and MA program in literature and linguistics. 

 Program Mission: 

     “Producing competent graduates in the field of English language who can compete nationally in meeting the 
       requirements of the labor market.”

Program Goals:

• Developing students' communicative and collaborative English language skills. 
• Equipping students with the critical and analytical skills required to analyze the literary and linguistic aspects of 
• Equipping students with the necessary knowledge and required skills to analyze and translate different types of texts. 
• Familiarizing students with the practical aspects of English language for the workplace and in society. 
• Equipping students with the critical skills needed to carry out subject-oriented assignments and projects ethically and independently.

Graduate Attributes:

1. The ability to demonstrate the core knowledge of the English Language 
2. The ability to collaborate and communicate effectively using English language
3. The ability to use basic IT skills in carrying out assignments/projects in English language
4. The Ability to learn and work independently and ethically assignments/projects in English language 
5. The ability to think analytically and critically in solving problems in English language

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the main regional, social, and historical variation and change of the English Language.
  2. Describe the various ways in which English is learned and taught.
  3. Identify literary genres and major historical periods of English language and literature with cultural, religious and social background.
  4. Describe the literary devices used in composition of English poetry, drama and fiction and non-fiction.
  5. Describe the linguistic concepts and structure of English.
  6. Communicate effectively using English oral and written forms. 
  7. Apply core concepts of English linguistics.
  8. Apply a range of theoretical and critical approaches to the study and criticism of English literary compositions.
  9. Produce accurate and appropriate English-Arabic-English translations of different text types.
  10. Apply a range of theoretical and critical approaches to understand, appreciate and analyze written texts in English.
  11. Use information technology skills in writing and presenting their works, and in accessing electronic information.
  12. Carry out subject-oriented assignments and projects independently, collaboratively and ethically.