Language Studies Department

Our newly created interdisciplinary Language Studies Department provides students at the undergraduate and graduate level with language-focused courses and programs that give them the opportunity to delve into the nature of language and how it enables humans to express themselves, to change their world, and to build relationships with others.

Department faculty actively research, collaborate regionally and internationally, present conference papers, and publish internationally in four broad avenues of inquiry: English Language, English and Comparative Literature, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Applied Linguistics. We offer:

  •     Instruction in English language and literature

  •     Courses that open a window into the world of languages and the study of language as part of human life

The department helps students to develop an appreciation and awareness for the complex, delightful and structural nature of language. In addition to helping them realize their capabilities and becoming proactive members of society through the mastery of language and communication.

Students from this department will graduate with useful analytical skills, excellent writing abilities for multiple purposes and critical knowledge about how language functions, all of which are appreciated in an array of careers in the UAE and internationally.

Courses currently offered in Language Studies

ALL 040 Academic Language & Literacies

ENG 140 English Composition I

ENG 145 English Composition II

ENG 240 Composition III

ENG 222 English in the Professions I

ENG 223 English in the Professions II

BUS 207 Business Communication

BUS 407 Cooperate Communication

ENG 331 Introduction to Linguistics

ENG 322 Creative Writing experiments in Genre

Al Waha Writing Center

The department offers out of class language support to all students in the university through the Al Waha writing center. Students have the opportunity to sit and work on a one-to-one basis with our expert faculty and improve their style of writing. Students can easily make appointments through the Al Waha writing center.