Overview of the Department:
There is no doubt that English language has become the language of culture and modernism at the present time. Thus, learning English language is a non-separate part of cultural integration for most of the world's nations. Majoring in English language and literature enables the student to get himself established in the language and its literature and helps him to interact with the individuals of the human society. This interaction eliminates a major obstacle in the way of human understanding. This specialization enables the student to work in various fields such as teaching, translation, media, tourism as well as different public and private institutions inside or outside Jordan.
The English department mission lies in training the student to be theoretically and practically qualified to get adequate command of English language and literature to take part in the local, Arab and international markets as a competent graduate. He can then take part in the development of the local, Arab and global human society in general.
The English department seeks to be pioneering in teaching English language and literature, as it combines theory with practice, exactly as it combines originality with modernism, which contributes to enriching human civilization and activating cross-cultural dialogue.
Academic, cognitive and cultural Characteristics: The English department provides the students with a lot of academic advantages and job opportunities. Students of this department are given the chance to explore the latest scientific findings via up- to- date multi-media like the internet, which helps to widen their cultural horizons and develop their communicative skills. Moreover, this offers unique chances for graduates to speak English language fluently, to be able to teach it as a result of their four- year- learning process and to benefit from the competition in job market.
There are plenty of extracurricular activities practiced in the language club where modern devices are made use of to promote learning such as the internet, DVD, TV channels in different languages besides aural/visual aids. This department boosts the chances of developing the scientific culture and cognition of the students. Through the language club the student is enabled to do different activities such as taking part in cultural and creative competitions to win materialistic and moral prizes. It's worth mentioning that the Faculty of Arts at Isra University provides unique chances of cultural exchange for the students of Arabic English and translation departments with cultural consultants of embassies of neighboring countries through holding international conferences on languages and translation. Moreover, special open days of languages and translation are hosted every year, aiming at promoting human understanding and cross-cultural debate.
The English language department provides the students with language laboratories which help them improve their linguistic skills and develop their cultural knowledge. In this department, the gifted and talented students are especially taken care of to develop their skills and talents. The department runs supporting courses in English language for all students who seek to improve their English language skills and be prepared for postgraduate studies. Besides, the English department develops the scientific knowledge of the students in both its theoretical and practical aspects by the efforts of well-experienced and highly qualified teaching staff members.
Through the functional days that the university holds by the end of every scholastic year, the University provides graduates with a chance to identify their future job in a confident manner and on true basis. Thus, the university invites representatives of various departments and organizations to spread knowledge about different job areas.
The University offers discounts on the tuition to encourage students to register in this major.