About Department

The Department of French and English Language and their Literatures was established in the academic year 2001/2002. It employs five faculty members. There are 209 students in the department. So far, the Department graduated 27 cohorts. The Department of French and English Language and their Literature is the first department of its kind in public and private Jordanian universities. It includes French and English as the two primary languages for the purpose of conferring the bachelor’s degree.

The study plan for the specialization contains (132) credit hours distributed as follows:

  1. Compulsory university requirements (21) credit hours
  2. University Elective Requirements (06) credit hours
  3. College requirements (21) credit hours
  4. Compulsory specialization requirements (75) credit hours
  5. Elective specialization requirements (9) credit hours

The department includes a distinguished academic cadre of graduates of prestigious international universities.

The department strengthens relations between Al-Zaytoonah University and official and non-official French institutions in Jordan to assist in providing scholarships for students, student exchange programs, and job opportunities for graduates as well as holding training courses for students  . 

In addition to paying utmost attention to the educational process, the Department pays increasing attention to cultural aspects and activities, as acquiring a foreign language is inseparable from the goal of refining and developing the student’s personality and developing his pride in his country and values .


Degrees offered by the Department:

  • Bachelor’s degree in French and English Language and their Literature

Knowledge areas of the specialization:

  • Core and compulsory theoretical areas: Language skills in French and English, linguistic studies in French and English, literary studies in French, literary studies in English.
  • Supporting areas: cultural studies (thought and culture.)
  • Opportunities and fields of work: hotels, translation agencies, public and private sector schools, media institutions, television and radio stations, magazines and newspapers, tourism offices, and international agencies and organizations.

Regional and international cooperation:

    1. Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan signed an accession agreement to the Francophone University Agency. The university has been a member of the agency since 2017.
    2. The faculty members and students of the Department and the students participate in the academic exchange programs (Erasmus +) with Saint-Louis University in Belgium.
    3. The students of the Department participate annually in the student exchange sessions of the Arab Council with the universities of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
    4. The students of the department have participated in the activity of “The Choice of the Orient”, which is held annually in Beirut, since 2017.