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College of Foreign Languages and Translation

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About College

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

Department of English

The Department of English Language and translation was the first department to receive students in the Faculty of Languages and Translation. The study began in the English department in 1998 to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. The English department grants its students a bachelor’s degree in English language and translation.
Through its three initial branches of knowledge; (Linguistics, Literature and Arabic/English Translation), the college offers theoretical and practical courses that inspire and enhance the language, creative and research abilities of the students.
The student enrolled in the English department must cover 150 credit hours, including university requirements, college requirements, and elective courses. The courses taught comprise language skill courses, literature, and linguistics courses, as well as miscellaneous written and oral translation courses from and into Arabic. Besides the undergraduate program, the English department has inaugurated a Graduate Studies program in the fields of literature and linguistics.

Major goals/ objectives:
-Mastering the English language as a means of communication through listening &speaking, reading and writing courses from both a practical and academic perspective.
-Achieving academic and intellectual leadership by graduating students capable of doing original research and academic inquiry.
-Equipping students with the learning and research needs to be required for developing innovative endeavors and practices.
-Developing the oral and written skills required in an inter-cultural setting.
-Developing the linguistic, practical and professional understanding of the nature of the translation process and its diverse fields.

Department of French

Department of German

The German department is one of the oldest and biggest departments in the College of Languages and Translation. Such a position for the department reflects the steady increase of educational success and the number of students from one academic year to another. There is a reasonable background behind this highly esteemed ranking:

-The perfect chosen group of professors and experts for the German language from various Egyptian universities.
-The existence of one mother tongue expert or more for the German language in every academic semester, to give our students the chance to learn the right German accent.
-All references and teaching materials used in the teaching process come directly from Germany, the thing that guarantees to receive a good quality of education, reaching a high language level and accomplishing the international academic standards.
-The well-monitored relations between our department and the other German departments in Egyptian universities on one hand, and the universities in Germany, German embassy and DAAD institution on the other hand, which enables us to hold workshops and various seminars for our students.
-Providing optimal care for each student regarding his personal demands by dividing all students into groups of maximum 30 students each to give the lecturers the chance to control the syllabus of each student in a well- planned manner.
-The department is about to launch a postgraduate program in collaboration with the oldest public universities and international collaboration programs with various universities and academic institutions in Germany, with regards to student exchange or Master programs.

Furthermore, the department nominates every year some of the well-advanced students in the third academic year to receive a scholarship granted from the DAAD institution and attend an intensive German course in one of the well-known universities or academic institutions in Germany. A steady increase in the number of the nominated students awarded the scholarship has been registered from year to year until the number reached this year four students. It is mentionable to say, that the department holds by the end of each semester a student conference to discuss openly the educational problems the students are facing and their potential solutions.

Department of Spanish

Department of Italian

Department of Japanese

The mission of the Department of Japanese & translation is to graduate students with the intellectual, academic, and practical skills needed for coping with the challenges of a quickly changing world, and to contribute to local and international cultures. Through its three initial branches of knowledge (Linguistics, Literature, Arabic/Japanese Translation), it offers academic, research, and practical courses that inspire and enhance the research and creative ability of the students. These courses provide students with both the oral and written communication skills, methods of scientific analysis and inquiry, and professional ethics required for their future careers and undertakings. These components form the ethical and moral foundation of understanding, analyzing and resolving issues, so as to make sound decisions. The program also prepares students for lifelong learning as well as graduate studies in their areas of specialization.

Department of Chinese

Department of Turkish

The Department of Turkish Language works to prepare the students linguistically and skillfully through studying the Turkish language and literature as well as interpreting and editing in order to qualify them for the needs of the labor market and enable them to invest their skills in the fields of criticism and translation.
The department, in cooperation with the Turkish Cultural Center, also assigns a Turkish specialist to teach and offer scholarships to students. The department also seeks to follow the developments of scientific specialization and learning, to address the problems of the age and to establish the principle of lifelong learning.

Department of Greek

Department of Arabic

The Department of Arabic language and literature offers the students a bachelor’s degree in this field of specialization in accordance with the latest linguistic, cognitive, and educational developments. The student develops proficiency in the basic studies of Arabic Science in the framework of the Arab Islamic civilization and culture. The student is also trained on the necessary language skills of classical Arabic: reading, writing, listening, speaking, literature and translation. The department also provides students with the sciences of linguistics, literature, rhetoric, and criticism. Arabic language and literature is the major specialization, in addition to a foreign language chosen as a minor from any of the college departments.
The department qualifies graduates to work in any of the following fields: teaching, translation, media and language departments. Graduates are also qualified to apply for postgraduate degrees.
The department also offers a bachelor’s degree in teaching Arabic as a foreign language, which is a very critical aspect in the field of language teaching. The student starts with practicing Arabic language skills and then studies basic Arabic sciences and methods of simple teaching for non-native speakers.

College Administratives

Message from the Dean
System of Education

College Mission

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.


Message from the Dean

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

College Vision

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.


System of Education

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.


Academic Programs and Job Market

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.

Learning Strategies

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.