School of Social Sciences


English Language

BA in English and the Other Language (German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish)

Overview

The BA (Hons) in English and the Other Language (German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish) provides an opportunity to examine interconnections between languages and literatures of two cultures in-depth. The educational component incorporated in the programme allows graduates to pursue a teaching career in English/Foreign Language/English Literature/Foreign Literature at secondary school and tertiary levels. Another career path available for the graduates is translation and interpreting.

The main aim of the BA in English and the Other Language is to provide an advanced wide-ranging study of English and one of the chosen languages (German, French, Russian, Italian or Spanish), teaching methodology and English literature. The second essential aim is to promote understanding between cultures through the study of the nature of human language and literature and their importance in teaching languages, particularly English to speakers of other languages. Completion of the programme also presumes that graduates will have advanced translation/interpreting skills and a solid scientific basis for the further doctorate research.


Structure

The programme presumes full-time study, 120 credits per one academic year, 480 credits in 4 years total. The third year may be offered as the year abroad in the target-language country. 


Modules

The programme aims at developing advanced communicative skills in two languages, English and German, French, Russian, Italian or Spanish. All the programme’s modules comprise a number of techniques to ensure the acquisition of two languages with the primary focus on the English language and Literature. Some modules offered in the programme include: Study Skill and Critical Thinking, Cross-Cultural Communication, Translation: Theory and Practice, and a number of sequential modules in English Literature. 


Skills Development


The main aims of BA in English and the Other Language (German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish) are to:

  • provide an advanced acquisition of English and the other chosen language, as well as knowledge of general linguistics;
  • promote understanding of the nature of human language in its relation to culture and literature;
  • inspire enthusiasm for the subject and an appreciation of its past and continuing social, cultural, political and economic importance;       
  • provide an intellectually stimulating experience of learning and studying;
  • help students to recognise and utilise the expressive resources of two languages;
  • provide the basis for further study in English/foreign language or related subjects and for the teaching of English/foreign language at all levels.

 


Assessment

The structure of the programme has been designed with specific progress in mind, and the assessment methods are developed to support this objective. Students are assessed by means of a range of methods including but not limited to essays, reports, examinations, critiques, group and individual projects, presentations, and a graduation project. 


Admission Criteria

1.    Secondary school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school score of 60% and above.

2.    Minimum English language requirement is 45 PTE Academic, 5.5 in IELTS, or 64 in iBT-TOEFL.

3.    Interview to discuss background, motivation and career plans.


Tuition Fee

$2,000 USD per academic year.


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