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كلية الاداب والعلوم

English Language and Translation Department

Head of Department Message

It is my great pleasure to work as a faculty member and head of the Department of English Language and Translation. For me, language is the key to thought, culture, civilization and progress. English is a universal language which is used all over the world and taught in most universities.

The Department of English Language and Translation is a leading department at the level of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the Amman Arab University, and other national and international universities. It offers a BA program in English Language and Translation whereby students study according to a modern, comprehensive study plan in order to develop advanced language skills. The aim of the department is inspired from the deep and ambitious university message; to be one of the finest academic institutions in the world.

Welcome to our department that provides a distinctive learning and teaching process throughout the research and teaching skills of the academic staff and blending theory and practice in order to prepare our graduates to face the challenges in creative and professional ways

Dr. Yazan Almahameed
Acting head of the department

About the Department

About of the English Language and Translation Department 

The Department of English Language and Translation is one of the significant and promising departments in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Department was established in the academic year 2011/2012, comprising a number of distinguished academic staff graduated from high-ranked universities. This Department includes modern classrooms and labs, equipped with up-to-date educational means. The department seeks to create inspiring and educational environment for the students and lecturers to promote the educational process in the field of English language and translation which helps fulfil the objectives of the Department. 
 

Vision and Mission of the Department

Vision

Entrepreneurship and excellence in English language and translation programs at the local and regional levels.

Mission

Preparing distinguished qualified graduates to meet the needs of the local and regional community.

 

Mission, Objectives, and Educational Outcomes of the English Language and Translation Major

English Language and Translation Major Bachelor's Program

Program Mission:  

Preparing qualified and distinguished graduates to meet the needs of the local and regional community, through qualified cadres capable of keeping pace with local and international standards by the standards of integrating e-learning.

Educational Program Objectives:

  1. Shaping the students personality and preparing them appropriately to face the challenges of life.
  2. Building bridges of cooperation with other cultures and civilizations.
  3. Providing local, regional and international market and academic institutions with highly qualified graduates in English and translation.
  4. Honing the skills of scientific research of instructors and students in the field of English language and translation.
  5. Fostering excellent students in the field of English language and translation.

Educational Program Outcomes:
The intended outcome of this program is to prepare graduates who are able to:

  1. Identify language skills and vocabulary.
  2. Clarify the difference between literary genres and discover diversity in literary and linguistic works.
  3. Use Arabic and foreign dictionaries, and link terms and expressions.
  4. Translate texts, rules, conditions, types, importance, and comparison between them
  5. Employ the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in translation.
  6. Build groups and work effectively.
     
Mapping of Program Educational Objectives (PEO's) with Students Outcomes (SO's)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Shaping the students personality and preparing them appropriately to face the challenges of life.
  2. Building bridges of cooperation with other cultures and civilizations.
  3. Providing local, regional and international market and academic institutions with highly qualified graduates in English and translation.
  4. Honing the skills of scientific research of instructors and students in the field of English language and translation.
  5. Fostering excellent students in the field of English language and translation.

Students Outcomes 

  1. Identify language skills and vocabulary.
  2. Clarify the difference between literary genres and discover diversity in literary and linguistic works.
  3. Use Arabic and foreign dictionaries, and link terms and expressions.
  4. Translate texts, rules, conditions, types, importance, and comparison between them
  5. Employ the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in translation.
  6. Build groups and work effectively.
     

Matrix of correlation of program objectives and educational outcomes

 PEOsSOs
PEO11,2,3,4,5,6
PEO22,5,6
PEO35,6
PEO42,3,4,5
PEO51,6

 

Academic Staff
Dr. Yazan Almahameed
Position
Acting Head of Department
Academic Rank
Associate Professor
Email Address
yazanalmahameed@aau.edu.jo
Dr. May Al-Shaikhli
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
may@aau.edu.jo
Dr. Abdelaziz Alfawareh
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
Abdalaziz@aau.edu.jo
Dr. Raeda Ammari
Position
Faculty member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
raedaammari@aau.edu.jo
Extension No.
422
Dr. Ahmad Tawalbeh
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
a.tawalbeh@aau.edu.jo
Dr. Khaled Alzu’bi
Position
Faculty member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
k.alzubi@aau.edu.jo
Programs & Study Plans

 

MajorCredit HoursStudy Plan
English language and Translation /Bachelor132

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Applied Linguistics / Master33Download plan

 

Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2011
NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

AbdulFattah, H. (2011). Collocations: A Constant Challenge to EFL Users. Abhath Al-Yarmouk: Humanities and Social Sciences.

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 2

Abdul-Fattah, H. ( 2011) A Formal Functional Analysis of English. Abhath Al-Yarmouk: Languages and Literature.

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 3

Al-Shaikhli M., & Shalabi I. (2011). English–Arabic Contrastive Analysis Redefinition of Goals, Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 1337 1345, Finland.

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Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2013

 

NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

Atef M., & Al-Shaikhli M. (2013). Conceptual Structure and the Interpretation of Some Polysemous Verbs in a Few Specific Verses in Holy Qura‟n: Jackendoff's Semantic Theory and Practice in Language Studies Journal, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 443-453, Finland.

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Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2016

 

NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

Jamil ,Adil (2016), REFLECTIONS ON THE TEACHING OF CREATIVE WRITING AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES, VOL 12, NO 22 (2016) ESJ AUGUST EDITION

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2Shaykhali, May (2016), THE IMPACT OF LEXICAL AND CULTURAL AMBIGUITY ON TRANSLATING ENGLISH AND ARABIC TEXTS, Social Science Conference, ISBN:978-605-83117-1-8 Prague, Czech Republic, 19-21 July, 2016 Masters International Research &Development CenterDownload

 

Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2017
NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

Jamil, Adil. (2017). Manly of Wycherley and the Byronic Hero: Prototype character and Type. 7th International Forum. ISF. Oxford, UK.446-474 (Conference Proceedings)   Feb 7-9 2017

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 2

Jamil, Adil. (2018). From Villiers To Oliver Goldsmith: Studies in English Drama. Amwaj Press. Amman Jordan. 325 Page Book. One author

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 3

Al-Shaikhli, May & Almahameed. Y.(2017). Understanding Syntactic and Semantic errors in the Composition Writing of Jordanian EFL learners. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature. ISSN 2200-3592.

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 4

Al-Shaikhli, Almahameed. Y.(2017). Understanding Syntactic and Semantic errors in the Composition Writing of Jordanian EFL learners. International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature. ISSN 2200-3592.

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 5

Almahameed. Y.(2018). How do Jordanian EFL Learners Grasp Causative-Inchoative Alternation?. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Under publishing.

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 6

Ababneh. Imad. (June, 2017). Mención Específica A Los Refranes Contenidos En El Noble Corán Y La Sagrada Biblia (Nuevo Testamento). European Scientific Journal. Macedonia, Vol.13, No.17 ISSN: 1857 – 7881, (pages: 317- 324).

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 7

Mohammad Daher, Imad Abedalkareem Ababneh, (2018) La imagen del musulmán en el refranero español: un estudio analítico. Journal of Language and Literature, Azerbaijan (under publishing)

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 8

Aljadiri .A,Khudhem W ,Hantouleh .A (2017).The Effect of Teaching Optics Physics Based on Directed Inquiry Strategy on the Tenth Grade Students’ Achievement and their Attitudes towards the Subject Journal of Education and Practice. ISSN (Paper) 2222-1735.ISSN(Online) 2222-288.Vol 8.No 19 92017) 2

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9Jamil, Adel (2017), Manly of Wycherley and the Byronic Hero: Character Prototype and Type, 7th International Forum. ISF Feb 7-9 2017. Oxford, UK. 446-474.Download
10Shaykhali, May (2017), Problems of Transferring Arabic Homonymous lexical verbs into English: A Semantic Study,The International Education Social Sciences and Humanities Research Conference, Conference Proceedings. Zurich, Switzerland.10 – 12 July, 2017Download
11Shaykhali, May (2017), Understanding Syntactic and Semantic Errors in the Composition Writing of Jordanian EFL Learners, Received: 19-04-2017 Accepted: 10-06-2017 Advance Access Published: September 2017Download
12Almahameed, Y & Alshikhili, M. (2017). Understanding Syntactic and Semantic Errors in the Composition Writing of Jordanian EFL Learners. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature. Vol 6. No, 6.Download

 

Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2018

 

NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

Almahameed, Y & Alajalein, M. (2018). Causative-inchoative Alternation in the Language of Jordanian EFL Learners. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature. Vol 7. No, 6.

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2Shaykhali, May (2018), Toward an Optimal Theory of Translation. The European Conference on the Social Sciences.Official Conference Proceedings. Official Conference Proceedings. Brighton. U.K. ISSN: 2188-1154    Download
3Banikalef, A., Al Bataineh, K., & Atoum, M. (2018). Exploring Facebook affordances in natural disaster: case study of the 2018 dead sea flash floods in Jordan. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4), 5001-5006.Download

 

Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2019

 

NumberDocumentationAbstract
1Jamil, A. M. (2019). Mahmoud Darwish and Joy Harjo: Cosmic Consciousness. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies, 3 (3) 20-36.    Download
2Jamil , Adil M (2019), Unchecked Man’s Devious Will: US Age of Common Man and Gilded Age versus Recent Iraq, International Journal of English Literature and Social Sciences (IJELS). Vol-4, Issue-3, May - Jun, 2019 7620-ISSN: 2456    Download
 3

Alfawareh, A., (2019), The Skill of Writing a Linguistic and Cognitive Perspective, Jerash : for Research and Studies ISSN: 1814-2672 , vol 20 , issue 1, 2019 p265 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abd-Alaziz-      Alfawareh/publication

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4Alfawareh, A., (2019), The Eternal Conflict of Flesh and Spirit [A STUDY OF MORAL CONCERNS OF MODERN NOVEL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AJ CRONIN]
Literary Endeavour ( ISSN 0976-299X ) , vol 5 , issue 1.  2019  p10 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abd-Alaziz-Alfawareh/publications
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5Alfawareh, A., (2019), Psycho-Analysis In Pre-Freudian and Pre-Jungian Writings,  Dirassat in Humanities and Social Sciences ISBN :978-9957-67-204-1 - ISSN (ISSN-L):2617-9857  .vol 2 . issue 18  p182 . oct 2019 Download
6Almahameed, Y & Alajalein, M. (2019). Pragmatic Failure Committed by Jordanian Undergraduate EFL Learners.    International Journal of Language and Literature. Vol 7. No,1.Download

 

Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2020

 

NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

May Shikhali, Abd Alaziz Jomah Al Fawareh, Khaleel Bader Al Bataineh,(2020), The Attitudes of Jordanians toward Using Sms English A Descriptive Study
International Journal of English Language Education ISSN 2325-0887 2020, Vol. 8, No. 2

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2Alfawareh, A., (2020), The Importance of ‘Pragmatics’ in Interpreting the Intent Speech in English and Arabic languages, International Journal of Innovation , Creativity and Change . www. Ijicc.net
Volume 14, Issue 11, 2020
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3Almahameed, Y .(2020). Resolving Lexical and Structural Ambiguity by Jordanian Learners of English.  JOURNAL OF CRITICAL REVIEWS  . Vol 7. No,8.Download
4Almahameed, Y, Aljarah, L, Ababneh, I. (2020). A Comparative Study of Personal Pronouns, Demonstrative Pronouns and Relative Pronouns in Arabic, English and Spanish. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation. Vol3. No,12.Download
5

Almahameed, Y, Aljarah, L, Ababneh, I. (2020).  The Role of Listener's Interest and Speaker's First Language in Listening Comprehension. Asian EFL journal. Vol3. No,12.

https://www.asian-efl-journal.com/

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6Almahameed, Y. (2020). A Stylistic Analysis of the Short Story "The Little Match Girl"
    International. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change Vol 14. No,12.
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7Albashtawi, A., & Al Bataineh, K. (2020). The effectiveness of google classroom among EFL students in jordan: an innovative teaching and learning online platform. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(11), 78-88.Download
8Al-Smadi, O. A., Yassin, B., & Al Bataineh, K. B. (2020). Linguistic Modifications in Teacher Talk in English for Medical Purposes Classroom. Trends in Social Sciences, 2(2), 10-20.Download
9Albashtawi, A., & Al Bataineh, K. (2020). The effectiveness of google classroom among EFL students in jordan: an innovative teaching and learning online platform. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 15(11), 78-88.Download

 

Scientific Output of Faculty Members for 2021

 

NumberDocumentationAbstract
 1

Almahameed, Y.& Alajalein, M. (2021). Difficulties Faced by Jordanian Undergraduate EFL Students in Writing Research Problem Statement. Vol 7. No,1.

https://kkgpublications.com/ijhss-v7-issue1-article-2/

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2Bataineh, K. B., Atoum, M. S., & Shikhali, M. (2021) A Silver Lining of Coronavirus: Jordanian Universities Turn to Distance Education. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 17(2), 1-11.Download