The College of Foreign Languages and Translation was established in 1998 to prepare its students, through instructional courses of theory and practice, to be distinctive and competent translators who can cope with the rapid technological developments. Inside the language and multimodal labs, students are offered the opportunity to extensively train and practice consecutive, simultaneous interpretation, and translation. These facilities allow students to develop their language skills: listening, comprehension, and speaking
The college of Foreign Languages and Translation incorporates 10 academic departments that grant its graduates a bachelor’s degree in languages and translation. The college departments include the English department, French department, German department, Italian department, Spanish department, Turkish department, Chinese department, Japanese department, Arabic department, and Greek department. Each department is equipped with qualified staff members who have wide expertise in teaching and in the practical field of translation. Our students deepen their knowledge via cutting-edge teaching and learning approaches which equip them with the necessary ethos to pursue a promising career at major domestic and international organizations
The mission of the College is to improve the graduates linguistically, cognitively, and skillfully during their study. By having these skills, the graduates will be able to join many different fields in the job market. These fields include translation, education, tourism, and media. Moreover, the mission does not exclude scientific research and postgraduate studies. Scientific research is considered a key element to enable the faculty to prepare cadres capable of developing the syllabus of the faculty in order to be up to date with language learning strategies and the new methods of translation. One of the main elements in the mission is to recruit faculty members who have great experience and efficiency in the academic structure. These faculty members have the ability to utilize technology in the education process by depending on an effective academic administration. This will assist the local community, preserve cultural identity, and help in reviving connection with other cultures.
Our dear students,
At the outset, I welcome you all, asking God to grant you success in your college, the College of Languages and Translation, this college whose vision is to be a distinguished educational institution in the field of translation and language development; In pursuit of excellence and competitiveness at the local and regional levels to serve the purposes of comprehensive development and contribute to the advancement of the nation. The college mission is to prepare the graduate and qualify him linguistically, cognitively, and skillfully through his studies of language, translation, and literature; qualifying him to catch up with the labor market in areas including translation, teaching, tourism, and media.
The college of Foreign Languages & Translation incorporates ten academic programs, represented by ten departments: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, and Turkish. This is in addition to Persian as a second language in the Arabic and Turkish departments, and Hebrew as a second language in the Arabic language department. The role of the college does not stop at the educational undergraduate stage but goes beyond it to the postgraduate stage. The English and German departments have inaugurated a postgraduate program in the fields of Literature, Linguistics, and translation, and soon the post-graduate program will begin in the French language department, and then other departments.
The college is equipped with qualified faculty and assistant staff members, who have wide expertise in teaching and the employment of technology in the educational process, in a manner that serves the community, preserves identity, and engages in dialogue with other cultures.
The college hosts various activities and cultural events that aim at serving the community and developing the environment such as seminars, workshops, and international agreements to serve the college, the university community, and the surrounding community at large.
Once again, I welcome you all, and I wish you success for excellence, knowledge leadership, and effective community participation.
Prof. Hussein Ibrahim
Dean of the College of Languages and Translation
The vision of the College of Foreign Languages and Translation in Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) is to be a distinguished educational institution in the field of translation for the improvement of language, generally. In addition, it seeks to reach excellence and provide a proper education for competitiveness nationally and regionally. This will lead to serving the purposes of comprehensive development for a better nation.
The educational programs in the college use a credit-hour system. The academic year is divided into three semesters: Fall (sixteen weeks), Spring (sixteen weeks) and Summer (eight weeks) including examinations. The credit-hour system is used to measure the number of credit hours that each student should complete prior to graduation. Each credit hour represents one hour of a weekly theoretical lecture or two hours of practice. The credit hours of each course appear in the study plans of each department.
Students enrolled in the College of Foreign Languages and Translation must successfully pass a total of 150 credit hours including university requirements, electives, faculty requirements, and specialization requirements. The courses taught comprise language skill courses, literature, and linguistics courses, as well as miscellaneous written and oral translation courses from into Arabic.
The college addresses the demands of the job market through expanding the courses and programs which promote students’ written and oral communication skills. Also, it prepares students to become specialized in both translation and interpretation fields. Graduates are also qualified to join the field of language instruction, content creation, copy-writing and other fields that depend on excelling in various languages.
The college adopts various learning strategies that match the nature of each program and course such as active and cooperative learning strategies. The college also uses research projects, presentations, and group discussions to encourage the use of modern technologies. For this purpose, the college provides learning facilities such as libraries, language labs, and available internet services. Besides, the college also endorses an e-learning system that facilitates the education process.
The College of Foreign Languages and Translation was established in 1998 to prepare its students, through instructional courses of theory and practice, to be distinctive and competent translators who can cope with the rapid technological developments.