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Modern Language Single Honours BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**About This Course**This course will give you the skills to transcend language barriers and help people, organisations and countries communicate more effectively. Using exciting contemporary materials, state-of-the-art technology and studying with native speakers and translation and intercultural communication experts, you’ll develop your chosen language to a high level of competence.You’ll hone your ability to develop and present sophisticated arguments in English, and in your second language; learn to speak, understand and write with precision, variety, and accuracy. You’ll develop the skills for engaging in debates and supporting your opinions. By the end of your degree you’ll be able to demonstrate critical thinking, sophisticated expression, and independence in your chosen language. These are key skills for many employers, as are the tremendous flexibility and adaptability that you’ll acquire on your year abroad.You’ll also discover new perspectives by exploring intercultural communication, translation and other applied language study which will help you to be effective in the communication networks of today’s globalised world.**Overview**As well as developing your language competence, you’ll take modules that explore the role of language and communication across cultures in today’s global communication networks.You’ll combine degree-level learning of your chosen language with the option to study a broad range of topics such as translation issues, intercultural communication, applied linguistics, and language-specific culture modules.The language-learning element of your degree will involve translation from and to English, reading and listening comprehension, précis and paraphrase work, the study of different styles and registers, lexical exercises, and oral work.Since presentation skills are vital in the contemporary work environment, you’ll focus on vocal and physical projection, developing poise and managing nerves. You’ll also practise speaking from notes, improvisation, and structuring arguments coherently.In all of these activities, you’ll use contemporary rather than literary or historical materials.You’ll also have the opportunity to take another language as part of your degree or as a non-credit module with certification at no extra cost. You can choose from Arabic, British Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Advanced English.You’ll spend your third year in a country where your degree language is spoken. During this year you’ll deepen your experience of the language and culture by either studying at a local university, taking up a teaching assistantship or going on a suitable work placement. If you are studying Japanese, you will attend one of our partner universities in Japan.We have exchange links with many universities in France and Spain, as well as links with universities in Japan, Canada and Latin America, including Mexico, Uruguay and Chile. **Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

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    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

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