There is no doubt that nowadays English Language is considered a window overlooking the reality of the twenty first century. Therefore, the department message focuses on making use of the availability of a unique chance of teaching English Language to meet the requirements of this new life in general and the aspiration of the citizens of Kurdistan Region- Iraq in particular. Its main concern is to let this generation read, write, understand and speak English well so as to run parallel with the developments of human being’s mind and the use of technical machines as well as the unified language of internet, mass media and journalism. Learning English Language enables students of Kurdistan Region to understand the different cultures of Western societies since it is practically considered as an international language.
The vision of the department can be considered as a means of achieving its message. The achievement of the message comes through preparing and creating well- qualified graduates specialized in the English Language and literature for building the Kurdish society in both the short term and long term. It looks forward to establishing an outstanding department with high international standards that enhance teaching and training processes of students to prepare them for the future responsibilities and careers needed to serve faithfully the local society, in particular, and world in general. Graduates of this department must be efficient to continue their higher studies in different fields of the English Language such as Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Literature. In addition, the department is keen on creating fruitful ties with its counterpart departments and educational institutions inside and outside the country.
The mission of the department is to enhance the qualification of the graduate students and form a basis for specialists in the fields of Linguistics, English Literature, Semantics, Pragmatics as well as Stylistics. It strives to prepare the graduates for dealing with a fast- changing society in Kurdistan Region- Iraq, in particular, and the world in general. It also prepares the graduate students to cope with the development of the technological facilities used in the field of education. In addition, it attempts to provide unique and appropriate learning opportunities for promising future. The department also makes use of the intellectual development and upgrading English utilization capabilities for creating competent researchers in different levels of English and Kurdish linguistics through contrastive studies.