Phoenicia University stresses the importance of fluency in the English language and, accordingly, caters to students’ different linguistic needs in order to remediate any present gaps and to strengthen their communication skills.
The English Department is fully dedicated to improving students’ linguistic abilities and strives to accomplish its aims through innovative teaching techniques that would bring upon the best learning outcomes.
For that reason, Phoenicia University’s English department held the “Project-based Learning Competition” on May 18, 2017. The event aimed to showcase the creativity of students in the Intensive 300 and the English 101 levels to communicate themes and messages relevant to their studies.
The first part of the event was dedicated to the INEG 300 projects. Students delivered presentations and displayed 3-D models that reflect a thematic concept from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.
Later, groups of students from the seven sections of the Freshman English level delivered interactive and original presentations in which they compared and contrasted topics of their choice.
Whether through acting, singing, or dancing, students aimed to shed light on the similarities and differences between different cultures, Arabic and English songs, living at home versus living in the dorms, among many other topics. A judging panel voted for the best presentations, and the winners were handed honorary certificates for their hard work and originality.
Students filled the PU auditorium, supporting their friends and enjoying the innovative works of their peers in transforming a simple English presentation into entertaining and admirable projects.
Special thanks goes to all members of the English Department for their commitment and efforts to help students reach their full potentials.
- Hadi Fakih
Civil Engineering Student