The Department of Foreign Languages comprises of a diverse and committed faculty who are united by their desire to offer students a stimulating and engaging language learning and study experience at the University of Nizwa.
Our vision is to be known as a vibrant department which offers first-class language, linguistics, literature and translation courses, and engages in cutting-edge research. In addition, we want to be student-centered, friendly and professional in all that we do.
Our mission is to offer quality English, French and German programs, together with courses in other foreign languages, to students of the University of Nizwa. This is primarily achieved through a focus on delivering stimulating lectures, creating an environment for meaningful classroom interaction, and developing students’ language and cognitive skills.
Our ultimate objective is to produce high-calibre graduates, employable in a wide range of fields, including Education, Translation and Interpretation, the Media and Tourism.
To achieve this we:
Provide students with all the support they need to succeed, including: the provision of up-to-date materials (including on-line materials), stimulating lectures, appropriate assignments and assessment, and personal academic advisory input;
Encourage the development of student reflection and critical analysis in both practical and theoretical tasks;
Review, periodically, our own performance, and develop our teaching, assessment and administrative procedures to ensure that our vision, mission and objectives are being realized.