BA Translation and Interpreting with Modern Languages (Double Honours with a year abroad)

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Nina Hall, BA Translation and Interpreting

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All UEA language degrees are particularly distinctive because of the emphasis that our expertise in translation and language issues, and in intercultural communication, bring to the modules we offer. Such modules contribute to our BA in Translation and Interpreting on which you will develop your command of French and/or Spanish and/or Japanese and acquire professional expertise in translation and interpreting.

You will devote between one-half and two-thirds of your time to your chosen languages, aiming at equal competence in both, regardless of your starting point. Your language skills build up through the degree to specialised final year modules in translation, and in both public service, and in conference, interpreting.

You will develop your ability to develop sophisticated arguments in English and in your second language(s), a key employability skill; as are the tremendous flexibility and adaptability you acquire on a year spent abroad, for which we prepare you fully.

Overview

This programme is designed for students who are interested in improving their command of French and/or Spanish and/or Japanese, and at the same time developing professional expertise in translation and interpreting. You must have grade ‘A’ or above at A level (or equivalent) in at least one of your languages. You can begin study of your second language from beginners, GCSE or A-level. Native or near-native speakers can also apply for the French and/or Spanish degree programmes, but please note that the programme followed will be different from the one advertised here. It is not possible to undertake a Japanese degree if you are a native or near-native speaker of Japanese. Your third year will be spent in countries where one of your honours languages is spoken.

Course Structure

Your degree programme may contain compulsory or optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding, optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

The course modules section below lists the current modules by year and you can click on each module for further details. Each module lists its value (in credits) and its module code, a year of study is 120 credits. 

What can you do and where can you go?

If you study French or Spanish, you can take up a teaching assistantship (only available in Europe), a work placement, voluntary work with one or our NGO organisation links for instance, or study at one of our many partner universities.

If you study Japanese you will spend your time abroad studying at one of our Japanese partner universities

Students studying French are also able to attend the prestigious Faculté de Traduction et d’Interprétation in Geneva or the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels (ISIT) in Paris.

Our university exchange partners include:

France

Spain/Mexico/Chile

Japan

Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand

Universidad de Alicante

Akita International University

Université de Corse Pasquale Paoli

Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

Gakushuin University

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III

Universidad Castilla La Mancha  (Ciudad Real campus)

Hokkaido University

Université de Lorraine - Nancy

Nebrija Universidad - Madrid

International Christian University

Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation - Université de Genève

 

Kansai University

Université de Nice

Universidad de Granada

Kobe College

ISIT - Institut de management et de communication interculturels - Paris

Universidad Pablo Olavide Sevilla

Meiji University

Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Meiji-Gakuin University

Université de La Réunion

Universidad de Salamanca

Okayama University

Université Toulouse le Mirail

Universidad de Zaragoza

Ritsumeikan University

Université Laval, Quebec

Universidad de Murcia

Ryukoku University

 

Universidad de Guadalajara

Waseda University

 

Universidad ORT Uruguay

Yokohama National University

 

Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Sophia University (Japan)

Assessment

Assessment is by a mixture of written and spoken coursework and exams. Final degree classification is split between the second and final years with the year abroad assessed on a pass/fail basis.

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Study Abroad

If you are on a 3 year course (open to students who have achieved A at A levels or equivalent in the language), you will spend the spring semester of your second year abroad at one of our partner universities.

How your language level and combination of languages feed into the organisation of your year abroad

Your entry level and the Honours language(s) you are studying will determine how your year abroad is spent.

  • If you are studying one language at honours level you will spend your year abroad in a country where that language is spoken.
  • If you are taking two languages you have studied from A level, you will normally split the year between universities in two countries where those languages are spoken.
  • If you are taking two languages you have studied from A level it is also possible to take a combination of work placement and university study in France or Spain, if a short work placement can be found. With this split option, you cannot work as a language assistant as the contracts for such positions are for more than six months.
  • If you are enrolled on a double honours programme and studying French, Spanish or Japanese from below A level, you will spend 25 weeks in the country of the weaker language (but continue taking classes in the stronger language) and a minimum of 5 weeks in the country of your stronger language.
  • If you are a highly proficient native or near-native speaker of French or Spanish and are studying a double honours programme, one of these being your native language, then you will study a four year degree programme, spending a year abroad in a country where your non-native language is spoken.

Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

This module provides an environment for language and communication students to visit key themes in the study of language, culture and intercultural communication. Presentation will be via a variety of lectures, workshops and seminars. Students are assessed on their performance in 'Language and Culture Workshops' which are aimed at developing transferable skills in the domains of enterprise and engagement. Students are encouraged to work on their own projects in groups and they get involved in all aspects of project realisation, such as planning, organisation, presentation, leadership, team work, and decision-making. The workshops are particularly envisaged as a platform for enhancing employability prospects of students. A second piece of assessment allows them to reflect on themes introduced in the lectures and start building critical awareness of issues of language and communication studies. AVAILABLE ONLY TO FIRST YEAR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION STUDENTS. NB: NOT AVAILABLE TO VISITING OR ERASMUS STUDENTS

PPLC4001A

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students must take 40 credits in one language only.

Name Code Credits

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

A course for students with a French A-Level, Intermediate French, or any other equivalent qualification. If you have studied French abroad and are unsure what your level is, please get in touch with the module organiser as early as possible. This module is designed to develop students' existing reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on receptive skills (listening/reading) to start with. It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on receptive skills as well as textual grammar. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence. Please note that students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module at the teacher's discretion.

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

A course for students with a French A-Level, Intermediate French, or any other equivalent qualification. This module continues the work done in PPLF4016A, in developing students' reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on productive skills (writing/speaking). It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar which will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on productive skills and textual grammar. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

A course in Japanese for students with Japanese A-level, having passed Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4, or holding any other equivalent qualification. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and language learning skills in preparation for the year abroad. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop understanding of the diversity in Japanese society. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. This module can be taken in any year. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

A course in Spanish for students with Spanish A-Level, Intermediate Spanish, or any other equivalent qualification. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. Key components include exploring issues for the development of intercultural competence and learning to articulate the employability skills developed as part of the module. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. This module can be taken in any year. (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers.) Orals are arranged separately. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

A course in Spanish for students who have completed Post A-Level Spanish 1/I (PPLH4025A) or equivalent. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. Key components include exploring issues for the development of intercultural competence and learning to articulate the employability skills developed as part of the module. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. Grammar notions and topics for discussion are different from those in Post A-Level Spanish 1/I (PPLH4025A). (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers). Orals are arranged separately. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLH4026B

20

Students will select 40 - 60 credits from the following modules:

Students will select modules in their second Honours language at the appropriate level.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH AB-INITIO HONOURS I

This is a module for students taking their French Honours language degree from an ab initio starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with the intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. There will also be opportunities to explore aspects of the cultures where the French language is spoken. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar.

PPLF4004Y

60

FRENCH POST GCSE I

This is a module for students taking their French Honours language degree from a post-GCSE starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. It is only available to students taking a degree in French from post-GCSE level.

PPLF4003Y

40

JAPANESE AB-INITIO HONOURS I

This is a module for students taking their Japanese Honours language degree from an ab initio starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with the intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. This module caters for beginners' level entrants and is only available to language and communication students or students of International Relations and Modern Language in PPL.

PPLJ4008Y

60

JAPANESE POST-GCSE I

This is a module for students taking their Japanese Honours language degree from a post-GCSE starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with the intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. It is only available to students taking a degree in Japanese from post-GCSE level.

PPLJ4009Y

40

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

A course for students with a French A-Level, Intermediate French, or any other equivalent qualification. If you have studied French abroad and are unsure what your level is, please get in touch with the module organiser as early as possible. This module is designed to develop students' existing reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on receptive skills (listening/reading) to start with. It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on receptive skills as well as textual grammar. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence. Please note that students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module at the teacher's discretion.

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

A course for students with a French A-Level, Intermediate French, or any other equivalent qualification. This module continues the work done in PPLF4016A, in developing students' reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on productive skills (writing/speaking). It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar which will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on productive skills and textual grammar. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

A course in Japanese for students with Japanese A-level, having passed Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4, or holding any other equivalent qualification. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and language learning skills in preparation for the year abroad. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop understanding of the diversity in Japanese society. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. This module can be taken in any year. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

A course in Spanish for students with Spanish A-Level, Intermediate Spanish, or any other equivalent qualification. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. Key components include exploring issues for the development of intercultural competence and learning to articulate the employability skills developed as part of the module. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. This module can be taken in any year. (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers.) Orals are arranged separately. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

A course in Spanish for students who have completed Post A-Level Spanish 1/I (PPLH4025A) or equivalent. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. Key components include exploring issues for the development of intercultural competence and learning to articulate the employability skills developed as part of the module. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. Grammar notions and topics for discussion are different from those in Post A-Level Spanish 1/I (PPLH4025A). (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers). Orals are arranged separately. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLH4026B

20

SPANISH AB-INITIO HONOURS I

This is a module for students taking their Spanish Honours language degree from an ab initio starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with the intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. There will also be opportunities to explore aspects of the cultures where the Spanish language is spoken. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. Lectures/seminars will be taught in the slot E3,B3*D5*D6 in the Autumn semester and in the slot E3,B3*C3*D4 in the Spring semester.

PPLH4005Y

60

SPANISH POST- GCSE I

This is a module for students taking their Spanish Honours language degree from a post-GCSE starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with the intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. It is only available to students taking a degree in Spanish from post-GCSE level.

PPLH4006Y

40

Students will select 0 - 20 credits from the following modules:

If you did not have to select PPLF4004Y, PPLH4005Y or PPLJ4008Y from Option Range B you must select 20 credits from this Option Range.

Name Code Credits

AN INTRODUCTION TO POPULAR CULTURE IN LATIN AMERICA

From Salsa to Samba, football to fiesta, Candomble to Capoeira, telenovelas to Tex Mex: Latin American popular cultures combine indigenous, African and European elements in unique ways found nowhere else on earth. In this module, we will examine the origins of a number of Latin American popular cultural forms, the contexts in which they are enjoyed, and the significance they have for Latin Americans. The module is divided into two parts: the first focuses on the historical and social processes which have shaped modern Latin America, while the second examines specific forms of popular culture including popular music genres, popular art, film, media, television and football. The module aims to elucidate the historical, religious, social and political factors that have shaped modern Latin America, and to examine the meanings that Latin Americans themselves attach to popular cultural forms in the region. Note: you do NOT need to speak Spanish or Portuguese to take this module.

PPLH4004B

20

DISCOURSE AND POWER

This module focuses on the role of discourse in the structuring of social relations. Its aim is to show that the linguistic features that make up our texts and verbal exchanges reflect the purpose language is put to in a specific context. Particular consideration is given to the discourse of the media, advertising and politics and how it affects and is affected by ideology and socio-cultural assumptions and by the relationship between individuals and social groups. Students are introduced to the main concepts and essential analytical tools and are encouraged to select their own material for analysis (class practice and formative exercises) on the basis of relevance to their studies and interests. This module equips students with the necessary skills to undertake their own critical analysis of any texts encountered in the course of their studies and beyond and is, therefore, suited to students majoring in political and social sciences, media and cultural studies, literature, philosophy and languages. Students attend a one-hour lecture and a one-hour seminar.

PPLL4011B

20

FRENCH LANGUAGE IN ACTION (LEVEL 4)

This module is for students who have A-Level French or equivalent. It is designed to increase your confidence in speaking French in public via the transferable skill of oral performance while enabling you to further your knowledge of French culture and society. Through practice, feedback and both practical and theoretical guidance, it will allow you to gain a better understanding and command of speech production, including pronunciation, tone and body language. The module also explores a range of genres and registers, from film to comedy and drama.You will study and practise delivery of an oral text in a number of forms such as news reports, documentary voice-overs, speeches, interviews, songs, stage and film performance texts. The summative assessment will involve the preparation and delivery of an agreed oral text as well as a portfolio of written tasks.

PPLF4002B

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN

This module is designed to offer a critical overview of changes occurring in contemporary Japanese culture and society. This module, taught in English, is designed to introduce students to major aspects of the history, society, cultures of Japan. The module will provide a good all-round basic knowledge of Japan that will be of value both to students intending to major in Japanese and those interested in Japan. No knowledge of Japanese language is required. Topics such as overview of Japanese history from ancient to modern times, geography, contemporary politics and economics, society, education, and traditional and contemporary culture will be considered.

PPLJ4029B

20

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

The module aims to equip students with ways of thinking about issues such as language, (non) verbal communication, identity, intercultural interpersonal relationships and intercultural transitions. Interpersonal communication always involves a high degree of 'cultural business'. This becomes especially apparent when communicating with others who have different sets of cultural assumptions that may lead to misunderstanding, even if the same language is used. Interpersonal communication also involves a high level of self-awareness and critical understanding of issues surrounding the concept of identity. Before we communicate with people who are perceived to be different to ourselves, we need to understand how we present ourselves to others. By the end of this module students will be expected to have developed greater self-awareness and sensitivity to intercultural understanding. Lectures and seminars will enhance students' critical cultural awareness to enable them to become more effective interpersonal communicators and intercultural mediators in international or multicultural settings, such as the year abroad, overseas work, global organisations, multinational companies, foreign volunteering placements, etc. Open to both home and international students. NB. Students do not need to speak a foreign language to take this module.

PPLC4012B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students must take 40 credits in one language only.

Name Code Credits

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/I

This semester-long Japanese language module is compulsory for all second-year students of Japanese (single- or double-honours) who have previously taken Post A-Level Japanese 1/I and 1/II. In this module, students use the content- based textbook to learn about Japanese language and culture from various perspectives.

PPLJ5155A

20

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/II

This module is a continuation of Modern Japanese Language Honours 2/I. In this module, students will further develop an intermediate to advanced level of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills on various topics including social and cultural aspects of Japan.

PPLJ5156B

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/I

This semester-long Spanish language module is compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language I. Its aim is to build up language proficiency and cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLH5053A

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/II

This semester-long module is compulsory for all second-year Spanish Honours students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post A-Level Spanish language 2/I (or equivalent). Its aim is to build up language proficiency and cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLH5154B

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/I

This French Honours language module is compulsory for all second-year Single Honours French students. It is designed to focus on reading, writing, semi-formal oral presentations and awareness of current affairs in French speaking countries. Activities focus on promoting self-direction in language learning, and draw on a variety of resources, including electronic resources, for in-class, self-access and group project work (oral, aural, written). Seminars are taught in French. (Alternative groups will be available for seminars.)

PPLF5148A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/II

This module is the continuation of the Post A-Level French Language 2/I module and is compulsory for all second year French Honours students. There is a core element to this module which takes up the objectives of Post A-Level French Language 2/I in a translation hour and grammar hour (D2 or E3) and a year abroad preparation oral class. There are two additional strands. Each student will take one of these strands: i) Introduction to Interpreting (obligatory for Translation and Interpreting Double Honours students) (A3*B4), or ii) Professional (compulsory for Language with Management Studies students) (A7*A8). Students on other degree programmes will be asked to state a preference in the Autumn semester.

PPLF5149B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students will select 40 credits in their second Honours language at the appropriate level. Students may not take a module in a third language.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH POST-GCSE II

This year-long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE entry students and is the continuation of French post-GCSE I. It is co-taught with the Post A-Level French Language 1/1 and 1/2 modules. This module is designed to develop students' existing reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on receptive skills (listening/reading) during the first semester, and on productive skills (writing and speaking) during the second semester. It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on receptive skills as well as textual grammar during the autumn semester, and on productive skills and textual grammar in the spring.

PPLF5006Y

40

JAPANESE AB INITIO HONOURS II

This year long module is for Year 2 students and is the continuation of Japanese Ab-Initio Honours I. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad.

PPLJ5013Y

40

JAPANESE POST GCSE II

This year long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE entry students and is the continuation of Japanese Post-GCSE I. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad.

PPLJ5014Y

40

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/I

This semester-long Japanese language module is compulsory for all second-year students of Japanese (single- or double-honours) who have previously taken Post A-Level Japanese 1/I and 1/II. In this module, students use the content- based textbook to learn about Japanese language and culture from various perspectives.

PPLJ5155A

20

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/II

This module is a continuation of Modern Japanese Language Honours 2/I. In this module, students will further develop an intermediate to advanced level of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills on various topics including social and cultural aspects of Japan.

PPLJ5156B

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/I

This semester-long Spanish language module is compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language I. Its aim is to build up language proficiency and cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLH5053A

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/II

This semester-long module is compulsory for all second-year Spanish Honours students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post A-Level Spanish language 2/I (or equivalent). Its aim is to build up language proficiency and cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLH5154B

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/I

This French Honours language module is compulsory for all second-year Single Honours French students. It is designed to focus on reading, writing, semi-formal oral presentations and awareness of current affairs in French speaking countries. Activities focus on promoting self-direction in language learning, and draw on a variety of resources, including electronic resources, for in-class, self-access and group project work (oral, aural, written). Seminars are taught in French. (Alternative groups will be available for seminars.)

PPLF5148A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/II

This module is the continuation of the Post A-Level French Language 2/I module and is compulsory for all second year French Honours students. There is a core element to this module which takes up the objectives of Post A-Level French Language 2/I in a translation hour and grammar hour (D2 or E3) and a year abroad preparation oral class. There are two additional strands. Each student will take one of these strands: i) Introduction to Interpreting (obligatory for Translation and Interpreting Double Honours students) (A3*B4), or ii) Professional (compulsory for Language with Management Studies students) (A7*A8). Students on other degree programmes will be asked to state a preference in the Autumn semester.

PPLF5149B

20

SPANISH AB INITIO HONOURS II

This year-long module is for Year 2 Ab Initio students and is the continuation of Ab Initio Honours I. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop intercultural competence. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. Students join Post A-Level Spanish 2 for some lectures and seminars.

PPLH5009Y

40

SPANISH POST GCSE II

This year-long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE students and is the continuation of Spanish post-GCSE I. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop intercultural competence. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. Students join Post A-Level Spanish 2 for some lectures and seminars.

PPLH5010Y

40

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ASPECTS OF JAPANESE COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 5)

In this module, students will be introduced to aspects of Japanese language and communication, through the study of authentic materials such as TV programmes, magazine excerpts, and newspaper extracts. The module will explore how the language is used in real life and how it functions differently according to various contexts in Japanese society. Aspects will include the study of dialects, importance of politeness, differences between formal/informal expression, variations in gender and age, written/spoken Japanese, usage of aspect/modality as well as non-verbal communication. This module will be particularly useful for year abroad preparation. Although the module is taught in English, some basic knowledge of the Japanese language is desirable. Taught together with Level 6. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLJ5157A

20

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

This module aims to equip students with a good knowledge and understanding of contemporary Japanese culture and society through various aspects. All lectures are conducted in English.

PPLJ5012B

20

EU'S FUTURE AS AN INTERNATIONAL ACTOR

The module focuses on European political and economic co-operation and projections for the future. Issues include: the EU's attempts at foreign policy in international conflicts such as Iraq, former Yugoslavia, Georgia, co-operation with other International organisations, as an economic superpower vis-a-vis the United States, China and Japan, as aid-donor to the Developing World and a pioneering force behind environmental policy and energy policy - as a hesitant superpower in security and defence (Islamic State, Africa, Asia, etc.). It is advisable - but not compulsory - to know a few basics as to the make-up and workings of the EU before embarking on this module.

PPLI5046B

20

FRENCH LANGUAGE IN ACTION (LEVEL 5)

This module is for students who have A-Level French or equivalent. It is designed to increase your confidence in speaking French in public via the transferable skill of oral performance while enabling you to further your knowledge of French culture and society. Through practice, feedback and both practical and theoretical guidance, it will allow you to gain a better understanding and command of speech production, including pronunciation, tone and body language. The module also explores a range of genres and registers, from film to comedy and drama. You will study and practise delivery of an oral text in a number of forms such as news reports, documentary voice-overs, speeches, interviews, songs, stage and film performance texts. The summative assessment will involve the preparation and delivery of an agreed oral text as well as an essay portfolio of written tasks.

PPLF5003B

20

LANGUAGE AND POLITICS

The module looks at the linkage between language and politics, at propaganda and the (mis)representation of the world. It places particular emphasis on the acquisition of linguistic tools that will enhance your ability to analyse varieties of political discourse in action, including the numerous forms of media involvement in political processes. Presentations of the main concepts and examples are linked with practice sessions in which students have the opportunity to design and produce political texts. In addition we use analytical exercises to test and challenge the theories of language use and the practices of politics focusing on both historical and contemporary situations and data. The module encourages students to develop, practice and test a range of skills, including: being able to consider, analyse and challenge critically the ideas and practices of themselves and others; taking part in teamwork; presenting ideas and analytical outcomes. By the end of the module, you should be able to understand and engage with politics (and language itself) in a significantly different way to before.

PPLL5015B

20

LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

Different social groups and different speech situations give rise to a remarkable range of linguistic variety. In this module we will explore the kind of factors that govern such variety, the social meanings and ideologies with which it is associated, and some approaches to research. Issues covered include: language and social class, language and gender, language and education, code-switching, multilingualism and politeness. Examples given are drawn from socio-linguistic practices in Britain and a variety of other cultural contexts. You are introduced to the main concepts and studies and given opportunities for class discussion. You are expected to make your own contribution by researching a particular area of interest for a class presentation and the project. The module does not assume knowledge of a second language and is relevant to students majoring in political, socio-cultural and media studies as well as to language students.

PPLL5170A

20

LANGUAGE CONTRASTS AND TRANSLATION (LEVEL 5)

This module will provide a comprehensive overview of the key language contrasts relevant in the process of translation and provides a study platform offering a solid theoretical background for select aspects of linguistic knowledge that is relevant to applied translation, including discussion of translation choices, errors in translation stemming from language contrasts or methodology in research and professional work. It will focus on those aspects of various languages that are similar to English as well as those that are different in order to reveal the points of language-driven facilitation in translation as well as language-induced obstacles together with strategies on how to surmount them. An introduction to the basic linguistic terminology relevant for applied translation will be the starting-blocks point. The topics covered include the central grammatical categories (articles, modifiers, word-order, etc.) in the languages that the students are working on. Students will be encouraged, often on examples of their own selection, to make their own inference and check-list of points where the languages they work on differ based on the different typologies. Essential research techniques that are of consequence for translation choices (e.g. the use of corpora frequencies to detect the specifics of use for words, constructions and sentences in different languages) will be introduced, enabling more efficient and justified translation choices in different multilingual scenarios (commercial, legal, scientific, and others). This module is also a springboard for potential MA cohort, especially for the MA in Applied Translation Studies.

PPLT5171A

20

LANGUAGE IN ACTION

This module deals with the ways in which people use language to communicate in real life and it addresses some of the questions you may have wondered about if you are curious about the way language works in practice. It is concerned, for example, with the way in which simply speaking certain words ('I do') actually changes the state of social play. Questions addressed include: what are people doing when they engage in 'conversation'? Why is communication still problematic even when I am fluent in a foreign language? How does a word like 'this' refer to different things? How do we create implied meanings without actually saying what we mean? The main theoretical concepts are introduced and illustrated and ample opportunity is then given to the students to contribute and discuss their own examples to show how the concepts apply in different situations and in different cultural/linguistic environments. This module is relevant not only to language students but also to those students who are generally interested in communication.

PPLL5019A

20

SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 5)

This module is an introduction to aspects of subtitling and dubbing in different media and multimedia contexts (television, radio, cinema, world wide web), and to issues associated with these activities in the age of globalisation. A range of materials and processes will be considered (e.g. film subtitling, subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, subtitling and dubbing in news reports or documentaries, subtitling and dubbing in the context of multimedia localisation) to investigate key features and concerns involved in transposing text across communication channels, media, forms and codes. Assessment commensurate with level. Taught with PPLT6020A.

PPLT5022A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY (LEVEL 5)

This module provides first-hand experience of the technical tools used to access audiovisual texts for audiences with sensory impairments, both visual and/or hearing. Students will learn specific requirements and theoretical characteristics. Students will be made aware of the grammatical and syntactical features of the language used for AD and will be equipped with the necessary skills to work on audio description. The module will give students the opportunity to explore and become familiar with the software used for media accessibility: professional subtitling software for pre-recorded subtitles (WinCAPS) and software for live subtitles (voice recognition). They will develop subtitling and audio description skills in a variety of registers and styles by translating programmes from various sources (films, corporate videos, documentaries) and covering a broad range of specialised genres and media issues. The module is taught in English and all the activities also are carried out in English. In addition, reflection on the practice of media accessibility in other languages will be encouraged and used as a key element for discussion in the module. Taught together with Level 6. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT5176A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 5)

This module provides first-hand experience of subtitling and dubbing. There will be an opportunity to become familiar with software used for interlingual and intralingual subtitling and dubbing at professional level while undertaking practical exercises involving cueing, text compression and segmentation, respecting time and space constraints and conforming to conventions of good practice. The different types of technological tools used for audiovisual translation at professional and amateur levels will be explored, analysed and assessed. Selected film/TV series/documentary extracts in several languages will be used. Practical activities will present participants with the challenges posed by the interplay of audio, image and text. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT5026B

20

THE FRENCH LANGUAGE TODAY

This module provides an introduction to selected aspects of contemporary French. You will describe and comment on spontaneous and prepared spoken extracts and on written extracts. Material studied includes newspaper articles, television and radio programmes, film dialogues, interviews, among many types. The aim is to build on existing knowledge of French to discover the range of uses and varieties across the French-speaking world. We will for example study differences between French spoken in Africa and in France, compare spoken French in different social contexts, or study French journalistic writing. Aspects that we will get acquainted to as tools to describe and discuss features of French include phonetics/phonology, morphology and etymology, gender, collocations, syntax, tense and aspect, modality, spoken and written French, non-standard French and other registers. A-Level French or equivalent is essential. Teaching and assessment are in English.

PPLF5005A

20

TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION (LEVEL 5)

* Please note that this module does NOT include a practical translation component. This module will consider the processes of translation and adaptation in a range of media and the issues associated with them from a theoretical and practical point of view. It will attempt to establish where the boundary lies between these two terms in different contexts. We will devote our time to the exploration of types of film adaptations in different genres and students will present case studies from recent articles in a variety of areas; fidelity, adaptation for the theatre, adapting from books to video games, adapting queerness in short stories, ideology and children's stories adapted for films. It is open to students who do not have a foreign language. Assessment commensurate with level. Taught with PPLT6021B.

PPLT5024B

20

UNDERSTANDING SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING

This module combines theoretical and practical approaches to language learning. From the theoretical perspective, an overview of the main theories in the field is provided. Crucial concepts in second language acquisition are covered (e.g. linguistic transfer, general processes of acquisition). Different methodologies of language teaching are also described. Practical approaches to language teaching will be provided in order to understand the peculiarities of both language and culture in the second language acquisition process, emphasising on several factors, like context, motivation, first language or communication learning outcomes. Students will develop the understanding of diverse learning tools (e.g. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They will experience how to design a curriculum specific to languages, and how to deal with errors and provide the adequate feedback in the language classroom. Taught together with Level 6. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLL5175B

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

YEAR ABROAD

A compulsory year abroad for students taking one or more honours language(s). Satisfactory completion of the year abroad, as defined by the School Board, is necessary for registration in the following year.

PPLA5027Y

120

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students will select two translation modules relating to their Honours languages, plus both 'Introduction to Interpreting' modules.

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED TRANSLATION (FRENCH TO ENGLISH)

This module is designed for final-year French Honours students. It is an advanced course based on the Institute of Linguists' Diploma in Translation. The subject areas will be general translation with annotation, advertising, science or technology, and literature. Activities will also involve formative translation and revision in limited time, with the aim to develop both academic and employability skills. At this level it will also include presentations on a range of relevant translation topics.

PPLT6023A

20

INTRODUCTION TO CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

This module is offered to final year undergraduates with no prior formal interpreting training. Its aim is to equip students with conference interpreting skills as well as to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge in order to improve their ability to reflect on the process of interpreting in a multicultural world. The course is taught in a Sanako digital language laboratory and consists of 4 hours of contact time per week. The module covers on-sight, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills as well as the non-verbal elements of importance to communication such as pitch, intonation, body language etc. The content of the module includes topics such as human rights, peace processes as well as racism and xenophobia in the context of intergovernmental organisations such as the EU and the UN. The skills based approach of this course provides effective academic learning and has high employability credentials as it develops transferable skills in demand in the professional world such as good concentration, active listening, flexibility, confidence and self-presentation. Although students will practice interpreting from Spanish, French or Japanese into English and from English into Spanish, French or Japanese, they will be assessed on interpreting into their mother tongue.

PPLT6024A

20

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING

This module is offered to final year undergraduates with no prior formal interpreting training. Its aim is to equip students with public service interpreting skills as well as to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge in order to improve their ability to reflect on the process of interpreting in a multicultural world. For students also enrolled on the Autumn semester Introduction to Conference Interpreting module, it will provide the opportunity to hone their skills whilst introducing new topics in different settings, such as liaison interpreting during a police interview. This course is taught in a Sanako digital language laboratory and consists of 4 hours of contact time per week. It also involves formative field work through visits and workshops in authentic legal and medical settings. The module covers on-sight, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills as well as the non-verbal elements of importance to communication such as pitch, intonation, body language, etc. The content of the module focuses on medical and legal settings. The skills based approach of this course provides effective academic training and has high employability credentials as it develops transferable skills in demand in the professional world such as good concentration, active listening, flexibility, confidence and self-presentation. Students will be assessed on interpreting both into and out of their mother tongue. It is essential that students are at native speaker level in at least one of the following languages: English, Spanish, French or Japanese.

PPLT6028B

20

SPECIALISED TRANSLATION (SPANISH)

A module in the translation of specialised texts of various types such as economic, journalistic, scientific, literary, and technical. This module is also open to second-year PPL language and communication students with (near) native competence in Spanish and/or visiting/exchange students.

PPLT6025B

20

TRANSLATION (JAPANESE)

This module is designed to introduce final year Japanese Honours students to the study and practice of translation to and from Japanese. Materials translated will include a range of text from different media, from general to semi-specialised content. Students will also be given an insight into professional practice and aspects of the translation industry.

PPLT6142B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ASPECTS OF JAPANESE COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 6)

In this module, students will be introduced to aspects of Japanese language and communication, through the study of authentic materials such as TV programmes, magazine excerpts, and newspaper extracts. The module will explore how the language is used in real life and how it functions differently according to various contexts in Japanese society. Aspects will include the study of dialects, importance of politeness, differences between formal/informal expression, variations in gender and age, written/spoken Japanese, usage of aspect/modality as well as nonverbal communication. This module will allow students to consolidate their knowledge of the languages, including knowledge acquired during the year abroad. Although the module is taught in English, some basic knowledge of the Japanese language is desirable. Taught together with Level 5. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLJ6013A

20

DISSERTATION IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (AUTUMN)

This module gives students the opportunity to undertake research on a project of their own choosing under the supervision of a member of faculty. The goal is to produce an extended essay of 5,000 - 6,000 words (written in English) based on in-depth research into a specialist topic related to wider issues in language and communication studies. The appointed research supervisor will be allocated time to conduct individual tutorials with each of their supervisees. These tutorials will give students an opportunity to seek guidance on their projects, whilst also giving supervisors an opportunity to provide guidance and feedback on structure, approach, presentation, sources, initial drafts, time-management issues, etc. The dissertation topic must be agreed with the module organiser by the end of week 1. There is no specific timetable slot, and therefore time-management and planning will be especially important during this module as it is your responsibility to arrange and attend meetings with your supervisor. This module will be useful preparation for those interested in pursuing post-graduate studies. The aims of this module are: To enable students to undertake an independent piece of research under supervision. To improve skills in written presentation and research. To provide an opportunity to reflect upon how studies might be continued at postgraduate level.

PPLC6002A

20

DISSERTATION IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (SPRING)

This module gives students the opportunity to undertake research on a project of their own choosing under the supervision of a member of faculty. The goal is to produce an extended essay of 5,000 - 6,000 words (written in English) based on in-depth research into a specialist topic related to wider issues in language and communication studies. The appointed research supervisor will be allocated time to conduct individual tutorials with each of their supervisees. These tutorials will give students an opportunity to seek guidance on their projects, whilst also giving supervisors an opportunity to provide guidance and feedback on structure, approach, presentation, sources, initial drafts, time-management issues, etc. The dissertation topic must be agreed with the module organiser by the end of week 1. There is no specific timetable slot, and therefore time-management and planning will be especially important during this module as it is your responsibility to arrange and attend meetings with your supervisor. This module will be useful preparation for those interested in pursuing post-graduate studies. The aims of this module are: To enable students to undertake an independent piece of research under supervision. To improve skills in written presentation and research. To provide an opportunity to reflect upon how studies might be continued at postgraduate level.

PPLC6003B

20

FRENCH ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION

This is an academic module designed to systematise and expand linguistic capacities through critical use of existing competence. Main activities: textual analysis, written composition, formal oral presentations. The module is compulsory for all final-year French Honours students and for second-year language and communication students identified as students with (near) native competence in French and is also open to visiting/exchange students. Taught in French.

PPLF6004A

20

INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 6)

This module prepares students to become effective communicators in intercultural settings, especially focusing on multilingual business management, multinational companies and work within multicultural teams. The aim is that the student will develop intercultural competence, a crucial skill in our globalised world. In order to acquire this, different strategies should be fostered, such as seeking commonalities with others, overcoming stereotyping and prejudice, and developing flexibility and openness. Practical activities in small groups will be held in classroom sessions, with a special focus on intercultural communication problems in business. Theoretical approaches to intercultural communication will be provided in order to understand how to be successful in communication across cultures and to solve intercultural conflicts in Business contexts. Some of the benefits of being aware of intercultural communication are the ability to build intercultural understanding, the promotion of international business exchanges, and the facilitation of cross-cultural adaptation.

PPLC6138A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/1

This module is compulsory for all final-year Japanese Honours students. In this module, students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening at an advanced level. Various genres of reading materials will be used throughout the semester and students will also develop their presentation skills with project work.

PPLJ6010A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/II

This module, which is compulsory for all final year Japanese Honours students, aims to enhance the existing language competence to a higher standard. Main activities include formal oral presentations and research on a chosen topic which is submitted as an essay as one of the final pieces of work.

PPLJ6011B

20

LANGUAGE CONTRASTS AND TRANSLATION (LEVEL 6)

This module will provide a comprehensive overview of the key language contrasts relevant in the process of translation and provides a study platform offering a solid theoretical background for select aspects of linguistic knowledge that is relevant to applied translation, including discussion of translation choices, errors in translation stemming from language contrasts or methodology in research and professional work. It will focus on those aspects of various languages that are similar to English as well as those that are different in order to reveal the points of language-driven facilitation in translation as well as language-induced obstacles together with strategies on how to surmount them. An introduction to the basic linguistic terminology relevant for applied translation will be the starting-blocks point. The topics covered include the central grammatical categories (articles, modifiers, word-order, etc.) in the languages that the students are working on. Students will be encouraged, often on examples of their own selection, to make their own inference and check-list of points where the languages they work on differ based on the different typologies. Essential research techniques that are of consequence for translation choices (e.g. the use of corpora frequencies to detect the specifics of use for words, constructions and sentences in different languages) will be introduced, enabling more efficient and justified translation choices in different multilingual scenarios (commercial, legal, scientific, and others). This module is also a springboard for potential MA cohort, especially for the MA in Applied Translation Studies.

PPLT6030A

20

REINTERPRETING 21ST CENTURY SPAIN (LEVEL 6)

This module analyses contemporary Spain focusing on different aspects of Spanish contemporary history, politics, culture, education, social life and traditions. It offers the students the change to answer the question 'what is Spain?' by understanding key factors of Spanish development that have created the identity of Spain nowadays. This identity is the result of both ancient traditions and cultures that have influenced the Iberian peninsula for centuries, and frenetic changes in the past fifty years that have created new roles and thoughts in the society. Different sources will be used to approach the topics, which include art, music, national identity, history, media, gender, religion, sexuality, Europeanization, tourism, stereotypes and folklore, among others. Students will be able to understand current social and political issues in Spain and the changes Spanish society has experienced since the end of Franco#s dictatorship in 1975 to the present moment. Theoretical approaches and academic research will be provided as well as practical activities where the students will work in small groups and develop critical thinking skills. Students will learn how to research about contemporary issues of a different culture.

PPLH6141B

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: ADVANCED HISPANIC STUDIES

This module develops the students' Spanish language skills at an advanced level. It fosters an understanding of various Spanish language features and develops critical cultural awareness. Specific components of grammar at a higher level are revisited, problematic areas identified for improvement and academic writing skills are further developed. The module offers the opportunity of exploring the components that control the use of language when communicating in Spanish. The oral component of the module focuses on improving speaking and listening and widening vocabulary at a higher level. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish. Assessment commensurate with credit value. (NB: Alternative groups available depending on student numbers). It is also open to second year language and communication students with near native competence in Spanish and some visiting/exchange students. However, it is not suitable for native Spanish speaking visiting/exchange students.

PPLH6007A

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: WORLD SPANISHES

This module offers the opportunity to develop your Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an advanced level. The main objective is to further develop higher level language skills and raise awareness of linguistic issues to aid inclusion and immersion in Spanish-speaking countries. It covers the exploration of the varieties of the Spanish language from a linguistic point of view and the variations of the Spanish language through the analysis and identification of extracts of spoken texts. The oral element of the module focuses on improving speaking and listening skills, whilst widening vocabulary. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish. Assessment commensurate with credit value. (NB: Alternative groups available depending on student numbers). It is also open to second year language and communication students with near native competence in Spanish and some visiting/exchange students. However, it is not suitable for native Spanish speaking visiting/exchange students.

PPLH6006B

20

SPORT, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY

Sport is now a global phenomenon. It generates billions of dollars for economies across the world, often dominates media schedules, creates global celebrities with increasing political power and patterns the lives of millions of #ordinary# participants and fans. In short, sport is a key feature of contemporary culture that can be used to study the ways in which social organisations and relations interact and are shifting in contemporary society. The ways in which sport communicates itself to society, and the ways in which athletes, and the organisations they represent, communicate, provide fertile ground for investigation. This module typically involves academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. The teaching team varies from year to year but usually includes colleagues from American studies, economics, sociology, film and media studies, history, and translation studies. You will consequently be able to address a wide range topics while reflecting on the ways different disciplines approach the study of sport. Topics covered usually include: globalisation of labour markets in professional team sports; intercultural communication and sport; media, globalisation and sport; sport and gender; sport and race; and sport and conflict. These topics will vary slightly from year to year. Assessment and volume of work will be commensurate with credit value.

PPLC6029B

20

SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 6)

This module is an introduction to aspects of subtitling and dubbing in different media and multimedia contexts (television, radio, cinema, world wide web), and to issues associated with these activities in the age of globalisation. A range of materials and processes will be considered (e.g. film subtitling, subtitling for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, subtitling and dubbing in news reports or documentaries, subtitling and dubbing in the context of multimedia localisation) to investigate key features and concerns involved in transposing text across communication channels, media, forms and codes. Assessment commensurate with level. Taught with PPLT5022A

PPLT6020A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY (LEVEL 6)

This module provides first-hand experience of the technical tools used to access audiovisual texts for audiences with sensory impairments, both visual and/or hearing. Students will learn specific requirements and theoretical characteristics. Students will be made aware of the grammatical and syntactical features of the language used for AD and will be equipped with the necessary skills to work on audio description. The module will give students the opportunity to explore and become familiar with the software used for media accessibility: professional subtitling software for pre-recorded subtitles (WinCAPS) and software for live subtitles (voice recognition). They will develop subtitling and audio description skills in a variety of registers and styles by translating programmes from various sources (films, corporate videos, documentaries) and covering a broad range of specialised genres and media issues. The module is taught in English and all the activities also are carried out in English. In addition, reflection on the practice of media accessibility in other languages will be encouraged and used as a key element for discussion in the module. Taught together with Level 5. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT6145A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 6)

This module provides first-hand experience of subtitling and dubbing. There will be an opportunity to become familiar with software used for interlingual and intralingual subtitling and dubbing at professional level while undertaking practical exercises involving cueing, text compression and segmentation, respecting time and space constraints and conforming to conventions of good practice. The different types of technological tools used for audiovisual translation at professional and amateur levels will be explored, analysed and assessed. Selected film/TV series/documentary extracts in several languages will be used. Practical activities will present participants with the challenges posed by the interplay of audio, image and text. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT6027B

20

TRANSLATION (ENGLISH TO FRENCH)

This module, which is compulsory for all final year French Honours students, aims to enhance translation skills and involves English into French translation. Students will refine their control of grammar, vocabulary and style and will enhance their awareness of differences between French and English expression, on a range of topics. It is also open to second-year language and communication students with (near) native competence in French and/or visiting/exchange students.

PPLF6005B

20

TRANSLATION AND ADAPTATION (LEVEL 6)

* Please note that this module does NOT include a practical translation component. The aim of this module is to consider the processes of adaptation in a range of media and the issues associated with them from a theoretical and a practical point of view. In particular, it will attempt to establish where the boundary lies between the two terms, translation and adaptation, in different contexts. We will devote our time to the exploration of types of film adaptations in different genres and students will present case studies from recent articles in a variety of areas: fidelity, adaptation for the theatre, adapting from books to video games, adapting queerness in short stories, ideology and children's stories adapted for films. It is open to students who do not have a foreign language. Assessment commensurate with level. Taught with PPLT5024B.

PPLT6021B

20

TRANSLATION ISSUES ACROSS MEDIA (LEVEL 6)

This module is particularly relevant to language and translation students, but will appeal to students from across the University with an interest in language issues associated with the globalisation of communication and the media. It considers a range of materials (texts and their translations, multilingual publications and packaging, film subtitles, dubbed soundtracks, IT-mediated text) to explore issues involved in the transposition and translation of (spoken and written) text into other media and other languages across different genres. Taught in English. Receptive knowledge of one other language in addition to English required. Taught with PPLT5031A. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLT6032A

20

TRANSLATION THEORY AND PRACTICE

This module introduces you to some of the most important theories of translation, and explores how these can help (or hinder) the translator by shedding light on the effects of intercultural transfer of meaning. The seminars (weeks 1-9) examine the various ways of thinking about fundamental concepts such as 'equivalence' and 'culture' in translation, including lexical and textual equivalence, cultural and pragmatic equivalence, and the ethical and political role of the translator; we will also take a comparative approach to the structure and functioning of texts in different language-cultures, exploring problems such as register, terminology, genre-marking and information flow. You will be given the opportunity to develop a practical translation project in your first language, and will be assigned to an appropriate language supervisor to discuss your progress.

PPLT6139A

20

TRANSLATION WORK EXPERIENCE (LEVEL 6)

The module builds on partnership with public services locally and abroad to give home and visiting/exchange students the opportunity to work jointly on professional translation briefs (e.g. translation from, and into English, of information for local museums or museums in France or Spain). Work involves translating to specifications, background research and product delivery/presentation. Assessment is by a variety of means including a critical report. Module open subject to availability of briefs - a back-up module choice is essential. One hour per week timetabled. Other commitments including Level 6 tutorials to be arranged. This module is only available to students on Honours language programmes or to PPL visiting students.

PPLT6019A

20

UNDERSTANDING SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING

This module combines theoretical and practical approaches to language learning. From the theoretical perspective, an overview of the main theories in the field is provided. Crucial concepts in second language acquisition are covered (e.g. linguistic transfer, general processes of acquisition). Different methodologies of language teaching are also described. Practical approaches to language teaching will be provided in order to understand the peculiarities of both language and culture in the second language acquisition process, emphasising on several factors, like context, motivation, first language or communication learning outcomes. Students will develop the understanding of diverse learning tools (e.g. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They will experience how to design a curriculum specific to languages, and how to deal with errors and provide the adequate feedback in the language classroom. Taught together with Level 5. Assessment commensurate with level.

PPLL6144B

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Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Further Reading

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB including Grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including 6 in HL French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including Grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB including grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 at H2 including H1 in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3. An ability to demonstrate language proficiency at GCE A-Level grade A standard in French, Spanish or Japanese is required
  • BTEC DDM alongside a GCE A-Level or equivalent in French, Spanish or Japnese
  • European Baccalaureate 75% including 85% in French, Spanish or Japanese

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

A GCE A-level in French, Spanish or Japanese is required.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
  • A Level ABB including grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese (or equivalent qualification)
  • International Baccalaureate 32 overall including HL French, Spanish or Japanese at grade 6 or above. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including French, Japanese or Spanish
  • Access Course Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3. A-level grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese is also required (or equivalent qualification). Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.
  • BTEC DDM accepted alongside Grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese A-level (or equivalent qualification). BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Entry Requirement

Native or near-native speakers can also apply for the French and/or Spanish degree programmes, but please note that the programme followed will be different from the one advertised. It is not possible to undertake a Japanese degree if you are a native or near-native speaker of Japanese. 

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken a gap year.

We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

It is generally expected that you should have grade A at A-Level, or its equivalent, in one of the languages that you intend to take at honours level.  The other language can be taken from A-level, or from post-GCSE level, or from beginner's level.

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please email admissions@uea.ac.uk

 

GCSE Offer

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515