TII Language Center

TII Language Center

Welcome to the Language Center Spring 2017 web page! The TII Language Center is a part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

We offer top-class language training in seven languages, namely, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese with German and Italian as new additions this spring. Our courses can be taken for personal enrichment or for professional purposes. With a view to that, we offer a variety of formats and course content, ranging from basic language instruction to language for professional and special purposes, to language for travel. You can focus on learning all four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – or, in some languages you can learning through conversation. In German, you can prepare to take the German language exams necessary for visas or studies at German universities. View our web site and, chances are, you will find what you are looking for!

Our instructors are language professionals who are native or near-native speakers and who use up-to-date methodologies and modern technologies to fast-track you to your desired goals. Acquiring language in its cultural context is an integral part of our language philosophy.

As a TII Language Center student you also will benefit from our rich calendar of events related to your language learning and the various cultures we represent.


Certificate in Foreign Languages - NEW!

The TII Language Center introduces a new credential, the Certificate in Foreign Languages. The certificate is awarded to students who have passed successfully three 40-hour courses or their equivalents in a certain language with an average grade of 80%, or a “B” on the letter grade system.

Why pursue a Certificate in Foreign Languages? This Certificate documents that you have pursued a structured and rigorous program of study. You can list it on your CV and show potential employers or graduate schools that you have been engaged or are still engaged in serious language study. In today’s competitive job market, language proficiency takes an increasingly prominent place on applicants’ CVs.

This certificate does not indicate the holder’s level of proficiency and cannot be used in lieu of government language exams required by certain countries for immigration or study purposes.

Courses that count toward the certificate start with Fall 2016. We offer Certificates in Arabic, (Mandarin) Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

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