School of Social Sciences
BA in English with a minor in a European Language
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.
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
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
Secondary school certificate, attained within the last five years and with a
general high school score of 60% and above.
Minimum English language requirement is 40 PTE Academic, 43 in Verant; 5.0 in
IELTS, or 55 in iBT-TOEFL.
3. Interview to
discuss background, motivation and career plans.
Note: Conditional Offer may be given to applicants
who submit an equivalent score of 40 PTE and above by taking the Versant
English Placemnet Test from Pearson.
43 Versant score is equivalent to 40 PTE
$2,000 per academic year.