School of Social Sciences
BA in English with a Minor in a European Language (German, French, Russian, Italian, or Spanish)
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
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 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.
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
The main aims of BA in English and the Other Language
(German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish) are to:
an advanced acquisition of English and the other chosen language, as well as
knowledge of general linguistics;
understanding of the nature of human language in its relation to culture and
enthusiasm for the subject and an appreciation of its past and continuing
social, cultural, political and economic importance;
an intellectually stimulating experience of learning and studying;
students to recognise and utilise the expressive resources of two languages;
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.
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 65
3. Interview to discuss
background, motivation and career plans.
Applicants dismissed for any reason from any
university, school or college will not be considered.
***Notice: For AY 2019-20 applications, please email [email protected] or
visit UKH's Registry Office.