April at UJ: A Month reflecting on World Languages and Cultures


This month’s spotlight sheds light on the School of Foreign Languages and the major events the school has held during the month of April attracting students, faculty and language enthusiasts from all around campus and beyond.
The Francophonie Week
One of the most sought out events this month, attracting students and faculty alike at the School of Foreign Languages and elsewhere was the Francophonie festival that took place between March 31st and April 4th.  Celebrating the Francophonie Week has become a tradition at UJ and this year, the festival included a series of wonderful ceremonies and activities.
The week started off with a screening of French films for three consecutive days, followed by a writing workshop at the French Corner delivered by Dr. Isabelle Bernard from the Department of French Language and Literature. Dr. Bernard also organized a meeting with Kuwaiti novelist and short story writer Taleb Rifae, who had three of his books translated into French.
The celebrations concluded with multiple staged performances, music concerts, and contests performed by students from the Department and coordinated by Lecturer Areej Nijem.
The event, which was held in cooperation with the French embassy, aims at introducing the rich French language and culture to UJ students and to promote cultural interaction and linguistic diversity on campus.
The event was held under the patronage of the Dean of the School of Foreign Languages, Prof. Turki Bani Khalid, and the Director of Campus France Jordan, Hind Malkawi.
The 2nd Spring Festival and Turkish Language Contests
Fun, enriching and educational - this is what the Spring Festival and Turkish Language Contests essential aim and objective is and has become a popular event at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and around UJ’s campus.
In its second year, the event which took place on April 25th served as an opportunity for Turkish language students to demonstrate their language skills and their ability to challenge and prove themselves in the use and pronunciation of the Turkish language.
Organized by the Turkish Language Section at the School of Foreign Languages in cooperation with the Turkish Embassy and the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center in Amman, the event included five Language competitions: a fast talk contest, a poetry contest, a general information contest, a singing contest and  a Yes/No contest.
The singing contest was a vibrant occasion; the participating students sang some famous Turkish songs and wowed both the audience and the judging panel with their talent.
The event was attended by UJ Vice President Prof. Ahmad Majdoubeh, and the Turkish Consul in Amman, and Director of Yunus Emre Center.

  • 5/29/2019