Senior Translation Specialist

TII Mandarin Chinese Language Program

Why should you learn Chinese? Chinese is the language spoken by the largest population in the world, both in the past and today. Chinese is one of the oldest languages still in use, and its basic components have changed little in the past 3,500 years. It is an intriguing language full of stories from the time of its creation as well as a language keeping abreast with the times.

Mastering Chinese will give you an in-depth understanding of China, the second largest economy in the world and, most likely, the largest in a decade. And the Chinese language is key to appreciating its tradition and culture, which are completely different from yours. Understanding Chinese characters, a script system functioning as the building blocks of Chinese writing, opens a window into the Chinese culture. We are also well aware that our adult students are interested in developing communication skills. In our courses, you learn how to communicate in Mandarin as well as how to recognize and write characters. You start from learning pinyin, the system of Romanization which helps you pronounce words and find their meaning in a dictionary, either online or in print.

Link to Chinese courses

TII Spanish Language Program

Spring 2018 is already here! The New Year 2018 begins and it is time to set up new goals for this year like planning for your future thinking in Spanish.

Whether you are an undergraduate student, an expat that just landed in Doha, a parent with some spare hours in the morning or a professional with a busy schedule, do not make any more excuses to learn Spanish and move one step forward in your life and your career. By learning Spanish, you will master the second most spoken language in the world and you will expand your professional options for the future. Spanish opens up opportunities for trade, investment and cooperation in Spain, 19 Latin American countries and Equatorial Guinea, in Africa, and in the United States of America, where Spanish is the second most spoken language. 

Are you just in love with Spanish culture? Mexican? Argentinian, maybe? That is great because by mastering Spanish you will be able to travel not only there but to 21 countries in the world where Spanish is the official language and communicate with nearly 500 million people that use Spanish as their mother tongue. Learning Spanish offers the key to the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Spain and Latin America. You also learn about the similarities and differences in their cultures, traditions and cuisines.

Are you convinced now? Then do not postpone it and join now our new spring term 2018. Our courses will be starting on January 16th and ending on March 26th, students can choose to study in different ways:

  • Weekdays: Weekday classes meet twice a week for an hour and a half each time mornings or evenings from Beginner to Upper Intermediate levels.
  • Weekends: Are you super busy during the week? Now you have the chance to study on Saturdays for three hours by enrolling in our intensive courses.

At our Spanish language program, we are keenly aware of the fact that our students are primarily interested in verbal communication and although we teach all four skills, our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills. We want to fast-track you to your goal.

For those of you with still on a Beginner level but wanting to learn more about the culture, we have a new short and specialized course “Spanish traditions and etiquette”  to understand how to behave in a Spanish weeding or how to act in a meeting with an Spaniard. In addition, for those of you with an either basic or intermediate level of Spanish, you may want to register in our Let’s talk: Hablemos! to broaden your knowledge on specific topics and work on them in greater detail than in our regular courses. 

TII French Language Program

Fall is the time when we come back from summer vacation, when we start a new academic year and it is just the right time to plan nice and enriching after-work activities, to learn new things such as a new language! It sounds great, right? Dreaming or already planning your next travels, seeing yourself exploring other territories and meeting friends, foreign friends or home friends living abroad. So you definitely need to learn foreign languages. And also because food and friends always go together with languages!

A new academic year is a perfect time to set up new goals and move one step forward in your life and your career. 

Do you know that with 274 million speakers, French is the 5th most widely spoken language in the world? No less than 84 states and governments are represented in the International Organisation of La Francophonie, and among them Qatar! French is also a language of considerable cultural dimensions. It is your gateway to the arts and sciences. In fact, French has helped shape disciplines ranging from international relations, literature, and philosophy to cooking, fashion, theatre, dance and architecture. French is also a language of international business, higher education, travel and tourism. And it is the 4th language on Internet.

The TII Language Center offers multiple levels of communicative French language instruction to the broad community in Doha. Whether you are an under- or postgraduate student, a member of the community who wishes to learn a new language for pleasure or for social and traveling purposes, a parent with some spare time in the morning or a professional with a busy schedule, we aim to offer you an experience to remember because at TII Language Center we strive to make our courses convenient and engaging for a diverse population and we seek to create lifelong learners. We also like to move language learning beyond the classroom, to offer our students other types of activities such as workshops and events to inspire them to discover more about the language and its cultural context.

By learning French, you will master the second most widely learned foreign language after English in the world, you will know more about a language considered by many as prestigious and you could also expand your professional options.

With communicative, proficiency-based and learner-centered curricula based on learners’ needs, and up-to-date approaches to language pedagogy, we place clear emphasis on the integration of language and culture and the incorporation of technology in both learning and teaching. We strive to adapt to the changes in society and to consider the fact that today’s students want to learn faster, they want advanced instruction which is tasks/performance-oriented using technology, they are more involved working on projects using the target language and visual support. We want to create an atmosphere, an identity of our program, to make it not only academic but also about lifestyle, to teach the language as it is used, for our students to easily grasp the French language and culture. It is important for us to invite our students to develop a skill set and not only theoretical knowledge, important to foster personal development.

So for all those reasons, we are expecting you at TII Language Center and in our French program, to learn the language and much more!

Link to French Courses

TII Arabic Language Program

About Arabic:

Arabic is a prestigious language with a long rich history! It has been the medium of many outstanding contributions to the development of science and culture, from the literary treasures of the pre-Islamic poets through to the pioneering research of the Muslim philosophers and mathematicians during the golden age of the Muslim civilization, to the novels of Naguib Mahfouz, the Nobel laureate. Put it simply, the modern world wouldn’t be what it is today without the footprint of the Arab culture.

Nowadays, Arabic is one of the world's great languages spoken by more than 400 million people distributed across the Arab World, from Qatar and the UAE in the east to Morocco in the west and from Syria and Iraq in the north to the Sudan and Somalia in the south. Not only is Arabic distributed across the Arab world, but it is spoken in parts of Iran, Turkey, Chad, Mali and Eritrea as well! It is the first official language in all Arab countries as well as being something of a lingua franca of Muslims worldwide. Being one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, it is not surprising that Arabic is one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations. Arabic has a graceful script, a magnificent style and a rich vocabulary that give it a unique character and flavor among the world languages!

Your Valid Reasons to Learn Arabic!

Learning Arabic will definitely open up new doors and limitless opportunities for you! A rich language, spoken as the first formal language throughout the Arab world, and used by more than 400 million people in total, is rewarding to learn! A knowledge of Arabic is a gateway to gaining a real understanding of the peoples, Arab societies and of what is going around you. It is a means of entry to a range of employment opportunities in the region. A demand to learn Arabic will still grow as long as its economic, social, political importance increases. Moving away from misleading stereotypes and gaining a full real understanding of the Arab world is not going to happen before you get to know the Arabic language!

Moreover, you also live and work in Doha and there are so many Middle Eastern countries around you to visit! It always helps if you can approach the locals in their language and understand their culture better.

Link to Arabic Courses

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