College of Science and Theoretical Studies

College of Science and Theoretical Studies

Program General Information

English Language Diploma on the Internet will be provided online to reach  branches and cities in the Kingdom: (Boys and Girls- Online) starting from Fall 2021. This program is designed with the goal in mind to prepare learners interested in English studies to become highly competent in English language practice. The four terms intensive English diploma program provides a unique opportunity for learners to become fully equipped with the various skills and knowledge required in the job market to have a successful career.

This first-of-its-kind program in the region is currently offered by the Department of English Language and Translation under the supervision of the Vice Presidency for Academic Affairs at Saudi Electronic University to be taught in four semesters with a total number of 60 credit hours.

This program is characterized by the application of the adaptive learning system for the first time in the region. The Saudi Electronic University has signed an agreement with the leading educational platform in this field from 25 years ago, which is Area 9. This modern teaching method considers the learners' learning levels, their scientific background, the speed of their comprehension, and the extent of their self-confidence.

Regarding the content, the English diploma program offers twenty courses mainly in the fields of English as a second language, translation, interpretation, and research and presentation skills. These courses were created by experienced faculty members whose research and scientific interests lie at the intersection of those academic fields. The faculty members set several milestones to be achieved by each learner enrolling in the program.

Learners will enhance their English language skills to be able to successfully pass English language standardized tests (such as IELTS and TOEFL). Along similar lines, students will become aware of the emerging field of computer applications in language and translation that provides skills currently needed in the global and local job market.

Most importantly, learners will gain valuable interpersonal, research, critical thinking, and presentation skills to establish their academic and professional careers. 

Study Duration

The program is offered in 4 semesters to complete 60 Credit Hours. In terms of length, the student will spend one year and a half to graduate and receive the certificate. 

English Language Diploma on the Internet Based on Adaptive Learning

This program is based on a modern, advanced scientific teaching methodology, which is an adaptive learning, that is characterized by diversity in teaching methods and considering the different levels of learners.

The adaptive learning theory adopted by AREA 9 is based on the principle of the individual differences of learners resulting from internal natural or external social causes. Thus, it comes the role of adaptation of the method of curriculum’s presentation, so that the learner can go to the next lesson without spending more time on concepts that he quickly realized. On the other hand, another student who needs more explanation can be exposed to more detailed information to deliver the information to him. Therefore, the AREA 9 platform provides a large area of ​​options to help each learner individually.

 

What are the benefits of adaptive learning?

First: Compared to traditional training (Cut’s training time in half, Creates higher proficiency and No one left behind).

Second: Eliminates boredom and frustration.

Third: Improves business outcomes.

Fourth: Uncovers and fixes unconscious incompetence.

Fifth: Retention and reinforcement.

 

How to study English language based on an adaptive learning?

The study in this program is available entirely remotely. The student begins by logging into his account on the Blackboard platform and begins interacting with the carefully designed digital content from the Department of English and Translation. He watches a video followed by questions, an audio clip followed by questions, and a reading text followed by questions. All of these materials are exposed to a learner at the appropriate time before meeting the course instructor.

At the time of the synchronous virtual lecture via the blackboard, the students discuss with the instructor the issues and problems they faced and they inquire about the topics they did not understand.

After answering the students' questions and interventions, the instructor sheds light on the most important goals of the week and the basic concepts that the student must understand. Thus, the flipped classroom is applied in which the Saudi Electronic University policy has sought to implement it since its establishment.

Program Objectives

Increase the efficiency of the national cadres to be able to enter the labor market:

  • Develop English Language and Translation skills needed in the workplace.
  • Develop basic research skills needed in university level education.
  • Prepare trainees to succeed in standardized tests and get an unconditional acceptance in local and international universities.
  • Localize English language teaching to reach to the largest strata of society in the Kingdom.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completion of this diploma, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the major issues in the study of English language, translation, editing, and other language related fields.
  • Outline the newly emerged field of computer applications in linguistics and language studies which lately become mainstream in the labor market.
  • Recognize the variety of formats of English language standardized tests.
  • Develop the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to succeed academically and professionally.
  • Enhance English language skills to achieve higher oral and written competency level needed to execute translation and interpterion tasks.
  • Demonstrate a high competency level in translating and interpreting various genres.
  • Enhance the language skills needed in English language standardized tests.
  • Employ various translation and interpretation strategies along with advanced technological tools to become professional translators and interpreters.
  • Show various interpersonal, analytical, critical thinking, research, and linguistic skills as competent English language users.

Award Granted on Completion of the Program

Diploma in English language.

Mode of Program Instruction

E-learning: Completely online (Synchronous: live virtual lectures; and asynchronous: interactive material on blackboard).

Major Tracks/Pathways or Specializations Within the Program:

None.

Program Language

English is the main language of instruction; English is the language of references in the program; however, English-Arabic and vice versa is the language pair for Translation applications.

Professional Occupations

The English language diploma is qualified the trainees to work in different jobs as following:

  • Secretary, administrative employee.
  • Digital content creator.
  • English-Arabic translator.
  • English-Arabic interpreter.
  • Editor and proofreader.
  • Journalist.
  • News anchor and reporter.
  • TV presenter and host.
  • Radio/podcast announcer.
  • Other language related occupations.

Field Experience (internship, cooperative program….)

  • Facilities required: None.
  • Virtual Classrooms: Blackboard Collaborate.
  • Equipment (including IT): Learners need to have updated computer devices.

 

General Core 60 hours
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
DENG100 Writing Skills 3 -
DENG110 Listening and Speaking 3 -
DENG120 Editing and Proofreading 3 -
DENG130 English Language and Culture 3 -
DENG140 Language Quality Standards 3 -
DENG200 Academic Writing 3 FIRST TERM
DENG210 Conversation Skills 3 FIRST TERM
DENG220 Reading Development I 3 FIRST TERM
DENG230 English Grammar I 3 FIRST TERM
DTRA240 Computer Application in Translation 3 FIRST TERM
DENG300 Language Awareness 3 SECOND TERM
DENG310 Interpreting 3 SECOND TERM
DENG320 Reading Development II 3 SECOND TERM
DENG330 English Grammar II 3 SECOND TERM
DTRA240 Translation 3 SECOND TERM
DENG400 Critical Thinking Writing 3 THIRD TERM
DENG410 English Language in the Workplace 3 THIRD TERM
DTRA420 Community Interpreting 3 THIRD TERM
DENG430 Research and Presentation Skills 3 THIRD TERM
DTRA440 Translation in the Workplace 3 THIRD TERM
Total 60
First Year : Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
DENG100 Writing Skills 3 -
DENG110 Listening and Speaking 3 -
DENG120 Editing and Proofreading 3 -
DENG130 English Language and Culture 3 -
DENG140 Language Quality Standards 3 -
Total 15
First Year : Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
DENG200 Academic Writing 3 FIRST TERM
DENG210 Conversation skills 3 FIRST TERM
DENG220 Reading Development I 3 FIRST TERM
DENG230 English Grammar I 3 FIRST TERM
DTRA240 Computer Application in translation 3 FIRST TERM
Total 15
First Year : Semester 3
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
DENG300 Language Awareness 3 SECOND TERM
DENG310 Interpreting 3 SECOND TERM
DTRA320 Reading Development II 3 SECOND TERM
DENG330 English Grammar II 3 SECOND TERM
DTRA340 Translation 3 SECOND TERM
Total 15
Second Year : Semester 4
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
DENG400 Critical Thinking Writing 3 THIRD TERM
DENG410 English Language in the Workplace 3 THIRD TERM
DTRA420 Community Interpreting 3 THIRD TERM
DENG430 Research and Presentation Skills 3 THIRD TERM
DTRA440 Translation in the workplace 3 THIRD TERM
Total 15
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