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Graduation Ceremony of ‪Translation Diploma 2019-2020

SCE Languages Department takes great pride in having held its annual Graduation Ceremony of 220 learners in the Translation Diplomas Program. The event took place in the Ewart Hall on September 30th, 2019 in the presence of the Dean of Continuing Education Dr. James Ketterer as well as Ms. Ebtihal El Badry the director of SCE Language Department. The Diplomas qualify graduates to apply in the most reputable entities and organizations as professional and skilled translators. Instructors are both highly trained experts and competent with hands-on experience.

Congratulations to all graduates.

SCE Community Lecture Series 2020

SCE hosted its first Free Community Lecture for 2020 “Health Is Not Medicine’s Monopoly or A Luxury, But Your Priority!” on September 30, presented by Dr. Hassan El-Fawal and held in the Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square Campus.

The Free Community Lecture Series aims at providing the community with interesting sessions and an opportunity for open discussions around diverse topics presented by selected speakers.

Launch of the Pharmacy Management Certificate of Achievement

SCE’s Career Development Department launched the new Pharmacy Management on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the AUC Tahrir Square Campus, Oriental Hall at 6:00 pm.

The Certificate of Achievement aims at providing Pharma learners with a substantial body of knowledge and set of skills needed to handle the managerial aspects in community pharmacy practice. The certificate gives a holistic overview of the daily operational, financial, marketing, and human resource management tasks that every pharmacy manager should know in order to maintain a successful pharmacy practice.

The discussion covered the success formula for managing pharmacies, and we were honored by the presence of our guest speakers:


Dr. Abeer Rady, Vice CEO Seif Pharmacy Group

Dr. Farouk El-Rozeiky, CEO of Delmar & Attalla Pharmacy Group

Dr. Waleed Fouad, Pharma Training Consultant  

Cooperation with the United Nations Office at Geneva

From July 28 to August 22 2019, the School of Continuing Education of the American University in Cairo (AUC/SCE) hosted the inaugural face-to-face segment of the United Nations training of Arabic interpreters on the African continent. 

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), and the AUC/SCE collaborated to organize this training, which was conducted by UNOG interpreters. The collaboration was framed as part of the United Nations’ outreach-to-university programme.

During the training, UNOG Senior Interpreter Ms. Alma Barghout delivered a training session to SCE/LD interpreting instructors on UN materials, as well as on UN competitive examinations for language posts in the interpretation area. Another training session, on "Interpreting for the UN/UNOG", was delivered to SCE/LD learners by UNOG Arabic Interpreter Mr. Khaled Samra.

More information about language careers at the UN can be found at this external link (available in all UN official languages, including Arabic), as well as on relevant UN social media.

The 5th International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (ILACE) 20

SCE proudly hosted the 5th International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt ILACE 2019” in partnership with the British Council Egypt @AUC Tahrir Square campus - September 3 & 4, 2019. Thank you to ILACE 2019 conference sponsors AMIDEAST.Egypt and Cambridge University Press in addition to unwavering support of NileTESOL Egypt. This year’s theme was “Assessment in Practice: Applying Testing Principles to Classroom Use”.

ILACE seeks to provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and scholarly discussion and debate within the area of language assessment. It also aims to promote active involvement and participation by offering opportunities for the exchange of ideas and expertise within this area in Egypt, the Middle East, and worldwide.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in next year's ILACE 2020 conference.

Launch of the Customer Experience Management Certificate of Achievement

SCE’s Career Development Department launched the new Customer Experience Management (CXM) Certificate on Monday, June 17th, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at AUC Tahrir Square campus, Oriental Hall on June 17th, 2019.

Through Certificate of Achievement in Customer Experience Management, learners will be able to acquire the required skills to work in Customer Experience field as well as participating in setting winning plans for customer retention. 

Thank you to our launch event guest speakers:

 Ahmed El Hefnawy:  Innovation and CX Manager at one of the leading telecommunication companies

Shaher Shody:  Marketing Consultant

SCE Hosts the 1st Conference on Localization, Translation & Interpretation

The School of Continuing Education hosted the 1st AUC/SCE Conference on Localization, Translation and Interpretation on April 15 and 16, 2019. This first year conference theme was about Localization: Bridging Gaps. The conference featured two international keynote speakers: Claudia Mirza and Daniel Zielinski. Conference was sponsored by GALA, EAGLS, Arabize, Saudi Soft and TRANSTEC. The conference featured 30 presenters, five of which are international and the rest are regional and Egyptian professionals and was attended by over 260 attendees.

Impact of New Technologies on Institutional Translation

UN language service Chief Ms. Michelle Keating in Geneva conducted a virtual presentation to the  Languages Department instructors and learners entitled "The Impact of New Technologies on Institutional Translation." The virtual presentation took place Feb 27, 2019 in Falaki Building.

The presentation discussed how to utilize artificial intelligence in the profession of translation in the United Nations. Ms. Keating also focused on the significance of machine translation tools in the profession of translation referring to eLUNa, an artificial intelligence tool developed specifically for UN translations. 

The 23rd NileTESOL conference

The conference theme for this year was:  Exploring Quality Teaching and Learning:  Apply and Reflect.   The conference featured 4 international plenary speakers from UK, USA, Greece, and Egypt and attracted over 2900 English language teachers, school administrations and university professors from all over Egypt and the region.

SCE's Blended Certificate in Business Administration Launching Ceremony

The event hosted 3 instructional designers in the area of blended learning and was widely attended by learners and professionals interested to know about the blended mode of learning.  Effective Spring 2019 term, all business administration certificate courses are taught using the blended mode of delivery (50% in the class and 50% online)