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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This course is subject to a review which may mean a change to the units of study.Subject to Erasmus+ funding. The University currently accesses Erasmus+ funding from the European Commission and we will continue to do so as long as the UK is able to participate. Please see mmu.ac.uk/eu-hub for further information.**Overview**Proficiency in modern languages can give you the competitive edge in the global jobs market.In both the private and public sectors, there is demand for professionals with strong language skills who can work in culturally diverse environments. We have created our own multi-cultural community, including British, exchange and international students, along with foreign language assistants, allowing you to be absorbed into the everyday use of foreign languages.We have been providing professional language courses for more than 30 years and our staff are nationally, and in many cases internationally, recognised experts in their field. Our strong local, national and global links will help to enhance your study and future employment opportunities. If you study French, you will be required to spend a year abroad in France. The experience of being immersed in another culture for several months is one our students find both beneficial and rewarding. They return having made new friends, experienced new places and having grown in confidence.This course places language learning within the wider context of French Studies including culture, society, literature, film and history. The language units emphasise communicating effectively and developing transferable skills such as translating, interpreting and interview techniques, with practical language classes embracing speaking, listening, reading and writing.On this course, you will have the option to take up our Interpreting and Translation route from your second year.**Features and Benefits**- Our Language Resource Centre is equipped with social learning spaces, PCs and voice recognition software for language training. It is also home to our multimedia language laboratory and media booths for group working, with PCs, recording facilities and large flat screen TVs broadcasting foreign news channels.- You will spend your third year abroad in France, allowing you to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in the culture.- The majority of our 30+ academic, research and support staff are native speakers of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. We also have multiple connections with language groups across Manchester to ensure you can converse in your chosen language.- Study alongside Erasmus students from our European partner institutions.- You may also have the opportunity to start a new language (which may include Arabic, Chinese and Japanese).- We coach practical skills for work including communication skills, presentation skills, essay and report writing, summary skills, interview and questionnaire techniques.- You will have the option to take up our Interpreting and Translation route from your second year.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : BCC - BBC

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 49

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    100 46%

    44th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    6th

    1

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