The Department of Arabic Language and Literature looks forward to superiority and excellence locally and internationally. It also seeks to enhance the Arabic Language status through research contributions that would improve its students and serve the local community.


The Department of Arabic Language and Literature seeks to provide a suitable educational environment, hold curricular and extracurricular activities and place research on its top priorities in service of the local community.


►Passing the legacy of Arabic language to the coming generation by way of going on with conducting and encouraging research.

►Organizing and participating in seminars and conferences.

►Going on with developing study plans in line with the requirement of quality education.

►Continuous training on research and academic investigation.

►Promoting the students’ scientific, intellectual and critical thinking skills.

►Strengthening the relationship with the local community via holding seminars and conducting scientific studies.


►Arabic Calligraphy Training Course (with the participation of the University’s students).

►Arabization Seminar with the participation of Prof. Abdulkareem Mojahed on 30-12-2015.

►The Faculty of Arts Fifth International Conference (Multicultural in Language and Literature) with the participation of scholars from inside and outside Jordan on 17-19 November, 2015.

►The Art of Book Reading Seminar with the participation of the University’s teaching staff and students alike.

►Literature and Popular Culture Forum with the participation of scholars from inside and outside the University.

Department of French and English Languages and Literatures

The Department of French and English Languages and Literatures is one important achievement of Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan because it is the only department of its kind among all public and private universities in Jordan. The Department includes French and English languages as two basic languages for the purpose of granting BA Degree. The Department of French and English Languages and Literatures was established in 2001/2002 and graduated its first batch in 2004/2005.

The Department’s study plan consists of 132 credit hours covering the basic skills in Literature, Translation and Linguistics. It includes distinguished teaching staff members who graduated from international reputable universities.

The Department is keen to cement relationships between Al Zaytoonah University and official/non-official French institutions in Jordan with a view to providing students with scholarships, language residencies in the foreign countries, job opportunities for its graduates as well as reinforcement Learning courses. Not only is the Department concerned with the educational process, it also accords cultural activities increasing attention because, it believes, foreign language acquisition intimately links up with developing the student’s personality and promoting his national pride and values.

Activities (2016-2017)

 ►Extracurricular socially-oriented activities.

►Group breakfast in the University’s garden on 28-04-2016.

►French Open Day in the Library Theatre on 14-01-2016.

►Football match between teaching staff members and students in the Sports Hall on 03-03-2016.

►Blood donation campaign for King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) / Al Amal Center on 19-05-2016.

Members of the Department’s Council


 No. Position Academic Rank Teaching Staff
1 Head Assistant Professor Dr. Sondos Fawzi Farman
2 Member Associate Professor Dr. Atekah Khattab Al Obaidi
3 Member Assistant Professor Dr. Seyyaf Yousef Al Sa’oudi
4 Member Assistant Professor Dr. Samer Ali Al Hammouri
5 Member Teacher Ms. Maha Jamal Al Qadi



 The Department encourages its teaching staff members to do research in order to stand out in teaching French Language on both local and regional levels and equip the labor market with outstanding students professionally and personally.


The Department continuously develops and updates methods and curricula of teaching French Language as well as research tools in such a way that guarantees competent and proficient students able to compete in the labor market.


The Department aims to:

►create linguistically proficient students through adopting the most suitable and most up-to-date curricula and syllabi.

►train students and develop their use of the basic skills of learning French and English by way of using modern educational methods.

►improve the teaching staff’s academic performance and research through encouraging them to participate in seminars and workshops which take place locally in cooperation with the French Cultural Attaché.

►develop the students’ communication skills and sharpening their awareness of the French literature, culture and civilization in addition to their critical thinking skills.

►offer opportunities for the students to take part in the training courses and competitions which are organized by the French official bodies in Jordan.

Department of Fine Arts/ Graphic Design

The Department of Fine Arts/ Graphic Design was established in 2001-2002 and graduated its first batch in in 2004-2005. The Department follows an academic artistic policy based on the most modernized concepts, visions and skills of manual arts using the most up-to-date methods of visual arts by way of creating a practical climate with various means of communication through an all-inclusive integral program that covers all intellectual aspects be they theoretical and practical.

Activities (First Semester 2016-2017)

The Department carried out a culture-oriented extracurricular activity.

Department of Classroom Teacher

The Department of Classroom Teacher was established in the beginning of 2003-2004 in order to meet the Jordanian and Arab market. It seeks to qualify educationalists-to-be with the latest scientific and technological developments in the field. The University decided to establish this department in order to equip the Ministry of Education with comprehensive teaching staff; i.e. multi-skillful teachers to teach the first four grades where the teacher will alone follow up with the student and observe all kinds of desirable skills (linguistic, cultural, religious, scientific and national). This would help improve the students’ points of weakness concerning the subjects they study and, in effect, reinforce their points of strength therein. The Department currently plans to establish a new specialization: Educational Communication and Education Technology.


The Department carried out a culture-oriented extracurricular activity, research workshops and group breakfast towards the end of each semester to honor its own graduates.

Members of the Department’s Council


No. Academic Rank Teaching Staff  Position
1. Head Assistant Professor Dr. Mohammad Zahran Abu Ali
2. Member Associate Professor Dr. Zeyad Ahmad Al Nimrawi
3. Member Assistant Professor Dr. Nidal Zaki Ammareen
4. Member Assistant Professor Dr. Nader Fahmi Al Zyood
5. Member Assistant Professor Dr. Adnan Hasan Al Haj Mohammad



It is a pioneering department in preparing qualified teacher locally and regionally in such a way that feeds into the age spirit.


►creating a dynamic interactive atmosphere that would develop students professionally and academically.


 ►enhancing critical and creative thinking in the middle of the “soon-to-be teachers” by way of providing unique quality education based on modern educational theories.

►facilitating the process of learning via making available various and numerous sources that meet the wants and needs of both students and local community.

►highlighting the practical side inside and outside the University by cooperating with local schools (Field Training) which would develop students professionally and intellectually.

►installing such educational values as respect to others, decent communication with them and work commitment, among others.

►equipping educational local and Arab institutions with highly-qualified teachers in such a way that feeds into the age spirit.