This is a basically preliminary, introductory translation course that prepares students for the coming translation courses included in the English Department study plan. Focus is exclusively on translating English passages into Arabic. In the process, students are to be essentially trained (via examples) on recognizing the major differences between an English sentences and an Arabic one. Students will also be trained on the various forms a sentence-in-translation might take in the target language depending on the structure of a sentence in the source language. The majority of our work will run in translation workshops through which students are to use their own dictionaries; individual, peer, and group work sessions will be conducted alternatively in class.