About the Department
Study in the Department of English Language and Literature and Translation began since the opening of the Zarqa Private University in 1994, noting that the department is in continuous scientific development at all levels. There has been a noticeable change in the study plans and the quality of the subjects studied by students. The department is keeping pace with prestigious Arab and international universities, and the tremendous increase in the number of students studying in the department, which exceeds (600) students, in addition to two hundred (200) students in the translation specialization, which is one of the undergraduate programs of the English Language Department. The department has persevered the scientific level, as hundreds of students graduated from the department. As for the faculty members, their current number is (18) faculty members in various scientific titles, and they hold postgraduate degrees, including masters and doctorates, as they obtained them from local, Arab, and international universities, and they have high scientific competencies and rich experience in teaching and scientific research, and no doubt, this is reflected on the level of students who are now recognized in Arab and international universities, and even in various fields of work. Therefore, a good number of graduates of the Department of English Language and Literature enrolled in prestigious universities to pursue their graduate studies, obtained masters and doctorate degrees and returned to the Kingdom to serve their country. The university also sends students from the department to pursue their graduate studies. In addition, the department also includes two postgraduate studies programs, to award a master's degree in language and literature.
The department has an ambitious scientific vision, which is to conclude cultural agreements with corresponding departments in Arab and foreign universities that are known for their long experience in teaching the English language and have the potential to provide the department with scientific expertise through the exchange of visits, students, journals, pamphlets, and holding conferences and seminars. The department also has a plan aimed at encouraging faculty members to conduct scientific research and publish it in scientific and international journals. This matter, undoubtedly, broadens the horizons of the department.
The department continuously strives to create the necessary means that will increase the department’s effectiveness in the areas of development and creating multiple linguistic capabilities and skills through preparing journals and films, and through expanding the language laboratory. The department has a new language laboratory with high specifications and technologies for simultaneous and consecutive interpretation purposes. There is a clear and ambitious vision that has a rewarding and beneficial scientific outcome, which is sending the top graduates or preparing the means for them to pursue their graduate studies.