Two Training Courses on English and Essay Writing were Successfully Concluded at the University

On May 4th, two training courses on English in public life and essay writing were successfully concluded at An-Najah University in which more than 15 students from the different faculties participated. Professor Jawad Fatayer, University President Assistant for Graduate Affairs, distributed certificates among the students and emphasized the importance of such courses in developing the students’ lingual skills and building their competence so as to become ready to be involved in the work field.

The courses were organized by the International Youth Exchange Program (Zajel) and the Office of the University President Assistant for Graduate Affairs. The first course focused on training the students on skills related to communication with companies when seeking job opportunities, job-seeking skills, phone conversation skills, using English on travel, speaking about public life, the terminology needed when visiting the doctor, in addition to CV writing skills, skills related to English Language tests and the proper use of English words and phrases.

Students were also asked to form groups each of which gave presentations on one of the course’s topics; they were also taught on how to build their confidence regarding their English by allowing them to speak publicly in front of the class.

The second course aimed to train the more advanced participants on the mechanisms of writing an essay, planning for writing, types of essay, the type of language used when writing academic essays, discourse skills, essay documentation, brainstorming and the international schools in essay writing. During the course, the students were asked to write essays on a variety of topics under the supervision of trainer Victoria Summers from Australia.

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