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Scientific Research Committee

 

ELC Scientific Research Committee, supervised by Mr. Naif Masrahi, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, aspires to be a distinguished research center for English Language Teaching (ELT) at Jazan University. The committee focuses on scientific researches pertaining to various Linguistics disciplines such as Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Teaching English as a Foreign language (TEFL) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). The research committee is highly concerned to enhance the research capacity building of its faculty members as well as the students in the above mentioned research fields. Moreover, the committee is planning to implement these researches pedagogically inside the language classrooms in order to improve students' English language skills as well as to enforce the notion of the applied research.

Mission

The main mission of the research committee is to foster and develop academic excellence in the field of applied research at all levels by training the staff members and students to contribute effectively to the welfare of social, academic, intellectual development of Jazan University and the community. In addition, the committee offers academic programs characterized by innovative teaching and research, supported by collaborative team-work that provides the required assistance in applied linguistics and translation. In order to follow suit the international standard of English Language Studies, the committee is concerned to provide the students with the scientific, critic and advanced explanatory skills in research methodology which are the basis for their professional career.   

Objectives

        To develop students' intercultural skills, mutual understanding and interpersonal skills

        To enhance students' knowledge, skills and linguistic competence to function successfully in English language context, both in academics and community development

        To develop the capacity for cognitive skills and academic achievement

        To enhance students' personal competence in English to encourage independent reading habits that would improve their personal, intellectual, social and professional development

        To spread hope and open new horizons for faculty and the students in order to explore their creative and innovative abilities

        To upgrade human knowledge through education and research

        To provide communal and national service (referred to as Extended Activities) by making use of their intellectual and material resources, particularly through Continuing Education for professionals working in this field

        To ensure adequate support of research guidance with higher quality

        To encourage research publication, creativity and dissemination

        To prepare alternative plans and programs with the technological requirements for the onset research, keeping in mind the unexpected future changes

        To provide solutions for problems encountered by the learners, teachers and society through education and scientific research

        To attain credible status that enables the Research Committee to play a crucial role as a Research Centre

ELC Research Committee's Tasks

        Disseminating the awareness of the scientific research among the faculty members, communicating and submitting the proposals to ELC Director

        Offering consultation and guidance services to the researchers of ELC staff

        Developing scientific research outputs according to the stated scientific research methodology

        Developing faculty members' skills concerning the scientific research

        Ratification of scientific research projects before being submitted to the Deanship of Scientific Research

        Establishing and supervising the Center's Magazine

        Nominating faculty members for the Scientific Research Unit