Beginners' Italian and Portuguese BA (Hons)

University of Oxford

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    3 (Italian)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

Modern Languages have been taught in Oxford since 1724. The faculty is one of the largest in the country, with a total intake of more than 250 students a year (including joint courses). Undergraduate students can use the Taylor Institution Library, the biggest research library in Britain devoted to modern languages.Language is at the centre of the Oxford course, making up around 50% of both first-year and final examinations. The course aims to teach spoken fluency in colloquial and more formal situations, the ability to write essays in the foreign language, and the ability to translate into and out of the foreign language with accuracy and sensitivity to a range of vocabulary, styles and registers. You will also develop your reading skills to a high level. The University’s excellently equipped Language Centre has resources specifically tailored to the needs of Modern Language students.The study of literature gives you an understanding of other cultures that cannot be acquired solely through learning the language. It leads you into areas such as gender issues, popular culture, theatre studies, aesthetics, anthropology, art history, ethics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology and theology developing your skills as a critical reader, writer and thinker. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugml.

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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

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A in Modern Language(s) (if taken to A-level)Excluding General Studies (if taken)

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Oxford University is famous for the exceptional teaching, research and learning opportunities it offers and its long history of excellence. Students enjoy personalised, regular tutorial teaching with subject experts and are part of college communities which provide a safe and supportive environment for study. Students and staff come from around the globe with an amazing range of backgrounds and interests.


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