Welcome to the Linguistics and Translation Department at the College of Humanities and
Sciences, Prince Sultan University
Our department offers two BA programs that are fully accredited by the Saudi National
Centre for Academic Accreditation and Evaluation: Applied Linguistics and Translation. The
Applied Linguistics program qualifies students to effectively communicate in English in
various professional settings (The English for Professionals Track) or to teach English as a
foreign language (The TEFL Track). The Translation program equips students with the
necessary knowledge and skills to become competent translators and interpreters in a variety
of contexts. In addition to these degree-awarding programs, our department proudly provides
academic writing courses to PSU’s students in all colleges. These courses enhance students’
written communication and research skills, which qualifies them to pursue their university
education with success.
Our department is committed to providing quality education. To fulfil this commitment, we
benchmark our courses with those offered in reputed international universities, apply the
most updated teaching methodologies, employ the latest advancements in educational
technology, provide students with an engaging and enriching learning experience including
co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and carefully cater for students’ individual needs
through differentiated instruction. In addition, our students’ employability is a top priority.
We regularly update our courses to match the needs of the job market and enhance our
We pride ourselves in our outstanding team of faculty members and administrators. Our
faculty members are highly qualified educators with invaluable expertise in their disciplines
and teaching practices. They are also engaged in distinctive research work and significant
community service projects. Our administrative staff are accomplished professionals with
excellent training in management and administration. They effectively support our faculty
members and students in their teaching/learning journey.
Our students and alumni, our true pride and joy, are known for their distinctive calibre,
distinguished language competence, excellent communication skills, fine research skills and
exceptional critical thinking. Our students and alumni have always been our ambassadors
whose accomplishments reflect the excellence of PSU’s education. Our students achieve top
positions in national/international contests, get selected for internships in top institutions and
corporations, and excel in community service activities. Our alumni are among the most
sought-after graduates by top-paying institutions. They also play a significant role in
fulfilling the society’s aspirations and contribute to global sustainable development.
On behalf of PSU’sLinguistics and Translation Department, I thank you for visiting our
website. I invite you to learn more about us through navigating through the rest of the website
and following our social media accounts. You are also most welcome to contact us by
phone/email or visit our premises. We will be happy to hold orientation sessions, arrange
visits to our campus and provide you with the necessary information via several means of
Dr. Dina El-Dakhs
Dr. Jamal AlSaid
The department aspires to be a leading higher-education department of Linguistics and Translation and foster the advancement of relevant specialties in theory and practice.
The Department of Linguistics and Translation is dedicated to providing its students with top-quality higher education programs that enhance their knowledge of languages and refine their language proficiency and intercultural communication. The department concentrates on career readiness through sharpening its students’ critical thinking, communication, research, digital literacy and employability skills.
Phone: Mr. Faisal Alarifi 011-494 8740
Ms. Ghada AlSayyari: 011-494 8208
Dr. Dina El-Dakhs: 011 – 494 8201
Dr. Jamal AlSaid: 011 – 494 8341
WhatsApp: 00966 55 271 3755