Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank and is located approximately 30 km south of Jerusalem. With a population of over 215,000, it is home to two major universities (Hebron University and Palestine Polytechnic) and is the hub of trade. It is a city famous for its hospitality and food. Night life is limited except for main streets where there are cafes and restaurants. Transportation is easily available to and from the city during the day, but more limited at night. The complex security situation in Hebron can make movement within the city, and to other cities in the West Bank, difficult for Palestinians.
Host Institution: Palestine Polytechnic University
PPU has five colleges: College of Engineering, College of Information Technology and Computer Engineering, College of Applied Science, College of Administrative Science and Informatics and The College of Applied Professions. The Language and Translation Center serves all five colleges. PPU’s administration describes the environment as one “based on team-work and collaboration.”
- The Fellow will teach and prepare syllabi and teaching plans that meet the teaching objectives of the courses offered in the Language and Translation Center. Some courses are STEM related.
- The Fellow will coordinate the various sections of courses he/she teaches each semester.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Support the development of the Language Center and the English language teaching environment on campus by giving lectures, seminars or workshops each semester for fellow faculty members.
- Conduct language and cultural activities to support the use of English language and promote exposure to American culture.