Dean Message

Prof. Aziz Thabit Saeed
Prof. Aziz Thabit SaeedDean - Faculty of Language Studies

Dear All:

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Language Studies at the Arab Open University (AOU).                   

FLS is distinguished for its excellent programs, highly qualified faculty members, admirable administrators, state-of-the art facilities and competitive students.  

In its attempt to attain distinction, the FLS accords a great deal of attention to the principal component of the teaching-learning process, namely the learner. Our teaching is student-centered and we incessantly urge our colleagues to keep an eye on the most up-to-date teaching approaches, selecting from them what works for their students, for themselves and for the teaching-learning practice. Student involvement is perceived as an extremely essential learning method; for we believe that no truly meaningful learning occurs unless students are actively engaged in what they learn. 

The second major objective we endeavor to accomplish at the FLS is to equip our learners with the indispensable skills required by the job market. Such skills include English communication skills, computer skills, initiative-taking skills as well as inter- and intrapersonal communication skills, and this is exactly what we are committed to equip our students with throughout their four-year journey of our BA programs.

We are truly proud of our graduate and post graduate programs, the vast majority of which are what the Open University in Britain teaches, and we see to it that we periodically evaluate their effectiveness and propose new ones that the job market needs.  We are also proud that all our graduates are awarded a double degree: one form the OU, UK and another from the AOU.