Youth Exchange Program of the Public Relations Department
concluded its training course in English for students of the
University. The course contained 18 hours of training over one
month. The trainer is one of Zajel`s American volunteers, Mr.
Jed Ober. He conducted classes that focused on conversation,
using different methods that encouraged students to break the
psychological borders between themselves and language.
A gathering was prepared by
the students for this occasion. Mr. Ala Yousef, the Coordinator
of Zajel, gave a word in which he spoke about the importance of
English for Palestinians, who must dedicate more of their
efforts to the media sphere that requires a good command of the
English language. Such skills are needed to tell the Palestinian
story of the conflict. He also added that we have to learn
English in order to address the nations that donít have a good
understanding of the Palestinians and their struggle.
Mr. Ober thanked the
students who were responsible and dedicated their free time for
the course. He said that he also learned from them as he taught
them. He spoke about Zajel Youth Exchange Program and its
potential, giving students and volunteers a window to express
them, improve their skills, and develop a better understanding
of other cultures.
Awni Abu Zanet, the
coordinator of the course, said that such a course contributes
to the empowerment of student's performance in the English
language. This will facilitate a more productive interaction
with the international students and volunteers who come to
Faten Mashaqi, one of the
programís students, thanked all of those who helped organize the
course, and said that she could now narrow the gap between
herself and the English language. This will also lead to her
obtaining better opportunities when applying for jobs in the
future, Faten added.
Dr. Nabil Alawi, Director
of the Public Relations Department, said that the University
welcomes the international volunteers, who contribute to
education by training students in English skills. He saluted Mr.
Ober by granting him the University plaque.
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