BA Modern Language(s) with Management Studies

This course equips you with an extremely valuable and complementary set of skills for the world of international business. You will develop, with native speaker lecturers, essential language skills to a high level of sophistication at every stage of your degree, while learning about the various cultures.

The Management Studies element represents about a third of the programme with compulsory modules in Human Resources, Marketing, and Strategic Management. Through the analysis of complex management problems in different business contexts, you will acquire knowledge of a range of management approaches, and the self-awareness and confidence to be successful in a wide range of organisations.

These employability skills will be complemented by the tremendous flexibility and adaptability you acquire on a year abroad. Degree language can be started at a range of levels.

Overview

This degree programme combines the study of French, Spanish or Japanese language, culture and society with management. The third year will be spent abroad. You can begin your degree-level study if you have A level or GCSE in these languages. For Japanese or Spanish you can also start from beginners level. Taught in partnership with Norwich Business School, this course is designed for students who plan to work in businesses and organisations which operate on an international scale or in multilingual contexts..

Management studies forms about one third of the degree programme, giving you a general and discerning knowledge of the purpose of management in businesses and organisations. You will gain insights into the practice of management, and the ability to use the inter-relationship of theory and practice to help solve the key management issues that arise in modern business and organisational life.

The other two thirds of your degree will focus on the language aspect of the course, whether that be French, Spanish or Japanese. You will take compulsory modules giving you a sound base in management and language studies, with optional modules so you can tailor your studies to you own interests. A significant amount of your time will be devoted to independent study using a range of subject-oriented resources while keeping abreast of current affairs and cultural life at home and abroad. Our language work also focusses on vocal and physical projection, developing poise and managing nerves, and the ability to speak from notes, improvise, and structure arguments coherently.

You will have access to the James Platt Language Centre which has a digitised language laboratory with interpreting facilities, a large multi-media self-access resources room with IT access and translation software.

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The Course Profile lists all the compulsory and optional modules currently available for each year of your study.

Year 1

In your first year you will take two year-long management modules ‘Introduction to Business’ and ‘Introduction to Organisational Behaviour’. You will also take the module ‘Introduction to Intercultural Communication', designed to develop the core academic skills, attributes and knowledge necessary for studying a language at university level. There will also be language modules to develop your proficiency in your chosen language. 

Year 2

In your second year, language and business come together; you will cover business-related topics in your core language course as well as taking two year- long management modules ‘Human Resource Management’ and ‘Principles of Marketing’. You will also be able to choose from a number of optional modules, some from different disciplines.

Year 3 (Year Abroad)

You will spend your third year abroad in a country where the language you are studying is spoken. This can be France, Spain or Switzerland, and also, further afield, Japan, Latin America, Africa, or Canada. This is a fantastic chance for you to explore a culture, and become familiar with how  universities, businesses or other organisations work abroad. The year abroad is also a highly valued experience that will boost your employability by developing your intercultural awareness, resourcefulness and flexibility along with your language skills. You will receive all the support you need before and during your time abroad.

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 Pau et des Pays de l’Adour Universidad de Salamanca Okayama University
Université Toulouse le Mirail Universidad de Zaragoza Ritsumeikan University
  Universidad de Murcia Ryukoku University
  Universidad de Guadalajara Waseda University
  Universidad ORT Uruguay Yokohama National University
  Universidad de Concepción, Chile Sophia University (Japan)

Native Speaker Pathway

If you are a highly proficient native or near-native speaker of French or Spanish or Japanese then you can choose to be exempted from the compulsory residence abroad element of the course. This is subject to the assessment of your spoken and written levels.

Year 4

In your final year, you will take a further two year-long management modules ‘Strategic Management’ and a choice from a range including ‘Business Ethics’,‘Consumer Behaviour’ and , ‘Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses’. You will also take compulsory modules relating to your chosen language, including translation and composition. You will also be able to select from a number of optional modules offered by Language and Communication Studies.

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

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)

Introduction to Business is organised in thematic units across semesters 1 and 2, aiming to provide a platform for understanding the world of management and the managerial role. The module explores the business environment, key environmental drivers and functions of organisations, providing an up-to-date view of current issues faced from every contemporary enterprise such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. There is consideration of how organisations are managed in response to environmental drivers. To address this aspect, this module introduces key theoretical principles in lectures and seminars are designed to facilitate fundamental study skills development, teamwork and practical application of theory. By the end of this module, students will be able to understand and apply key concepts and analytical tools in exploring the business environment and industry structure respectively.

NBS-4008Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

The overall aim of this module is for students to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: #Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour #Introduce key concepts, theories, and methodologies in organisational behaviour #Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice #Develop analytical and academic writing skills

NBS-4005Y

20

Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:

Students will select modules in the Honours language at the appropriate level. Students taking Ab-Initio language will take PPLH4005Y or PPLJ4008Y; students taking a language from Post-GCSE will take PPLC4001A plus PPLF4003Y or PPLH4006Y or PPLJ4009Y; students taking a language from Post A-Level will take PPLC4001A plus PPLF4016A and PPLF4017B or PPLH4025A and PPLH4027B or PPLJ4057Y.

Name Code Credits

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

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. AVAILABLE ONLY TO FIRST YEAR LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION STUDENTS. NB: NOT AVAILABLE TO VISITING OR ERASMUS STUDENTS

PPLC4001A

20

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 including summary techniques. 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 20 credits from the following modules:

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

BEGINNERS' FRENCH I (SPRING START)

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of French (if you have a recent French GCSE grade C or above, or an international equivalent, then this module may not be appropriate for you). The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The aim is to equip them 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 French is spoken. Particular emphasis is placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB4015B

20

BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I (SPRING START)

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of Japanese. The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. 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 Japanese is spoken. Particular emphasis is placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB4042B

20

BEGINNERS' SPANISH I (SPRING START)

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of Spanish. The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. 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 Spanish is spoken. Particular emphasis is placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. This is a repeat of module PPLB4022A for those who wish to start their course in the Spring. This module is not available to language and communication students. This module is NOT open to students who have GCSE Spanish (or GCSE equivalent). Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB4024B

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. 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 assesment will involve the preparation and delivery of an agreed oral text as well as an essay. The formative assessment will involve a practice performance as well as a portfolio including a task for a preparation to the essay work.

PPLF4002B

20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START)

A beginners' course in British Sign Language assuming no prior or minimal knowledge of the language. It is designed to provide students with basic training in communication with deaf people and an awareness of life and culture in the deaf world. Teaching and learning strategies include the use of signed conversation, role play, games and exercises to embed vocabulary and principles unique to a visual language. Assessment is based on a Sign Language conversation and in-class assessments. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. More classes will be put on if demand for PPLB4032B is low. 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.

PPLB4033B

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE (LEVEL 4)

The aim of this module is to discuss Japanese popular culture in terms of theories of social and historical analysis. The module will examine various cultural forms and practices, including manga/anime, media, and music. In doing this, students are expected to develop critical thinking about the relations between Japanese popular culture and national identity, and the role of Japanese popular culture in the contemporary world. The seminar consists of three main parts: lecture, original audio and/or video materials, and group discussion. Students contribute to group discussion every week. Seminars, reading materials, and assessments are all in English.

PPLJ4007B

20

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

There is far more to linguistic communication than just knowing the vocabulary and grammar of a language since interpersonal communication is inseparable from culture. That is, because language is used not only to represent but also create and sustain a speaker's expectations, beliefs, attitudes, practices and moral values about the world, verbal communication always involves a high degree of "cultural business". This becomes especially apparent when communicating with native speakers of another language where different sets of cultural assumptions may lead to misunderstanding. This module aims to equip you with ways of thinking about issues which will aid you in becoming more interculturally competent in your foreign language(s). The intention is that this module will enable you to become more effective learners in the particular language culture you will encounter.

PPLC4012B

20

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of HRM and raises awareness of how the HR function can contribute to the business in providing competitive advantage. It will cover the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be an effective people manager but will also help prepare students for a career in HR. The module provides a good grounding in the key areas of managing human resources including employee resourcing; managing the employment relationship and managing employee performance.

NBS-5011Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

This module is a general introduction and foundational grounding to Marketing. It is concerned with marketing functions of an organisation and seeks to develop awareness and understanding of marketing as an integrated business activity. It focuses on the theoretical frameworks which underpin an organisation's responses to market demand. Additionally, it considers examples of marketing programmes for a variety of organisational contexts to provide an industry perspective to theory. It is suitable for all UEA students and is a stand-alone module.

NBS-4006Y

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students will select modules in their Honours language at the appropriate level. Students taking Ab-Initio language will take PPLH5009Y or PPLJ5013Y; students taking a language from Post-GCSE will take PPLF5006Y or PPLH5010Y or PPLJ5014Y; students taking a language from Post A-Level will take PPLF5048A and PPLF5049B or PPLH5053A and PPLH5054B or PPLJ5055A and PPLJ5056B.

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 including summary techniques 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 (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) French for Business and Law (obligatory 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:

If students take a PPLB5* (subsidiary language) module in Semester 1, the continuation PPLB5* module must be taken in Semester 2.

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED ENGLISH I

Advanced English I and Advanced English II are free-standing modules. Students can choose to take the Autumn course (Sept-Dec) or the Spring course (Jan-Apr) only, or both courses. Both courses are designed for people who already have an advanced level of English (IELTS 6.5 or above/CEFR strong B2) and who want to develop their current skills to reach a more competent level. There will be a range of contemporary topics discussed and skills practised during the course. The programme may be modified from time to time in response to the needs and interests of the group and where necessary to deal with common grammatical, lexical and phonological issues in spoken and written English. Students may not enrol on this module if they already have a knowledge of English equivalent to 7.5/8.00 IELTS/C1/C2 CEF or above, ie, if they are a native speaker or near-native speaker of English.

PPLB5043A

20

ADVANCED ENGLISH II

Advanced English I and Advanced English II are free-standing modules. Students can choose to take the Autumn course (Sept-Dec) or the Spring course (Jan-Apr) only, or both courses. Both courses are designed for people who already have an advanced level of English (IELTS 6.5 or above/CEFR strong B2) and who want to develop their current skills to reach a more competent level. There will be a range of contemporary topics discussed and skills practised during the course. The programme may be modified from time to time in response to the needs and interests of the group and where necessary to deal with common grammatical, lexical and phonological issues in spoken and written English. Students may not enrol on this module if they already have a knowledge of English equivalent to 7.5/8.00 IELTS/C1/C2 CEF or above, ie, if they are a native speaker or near-native speaker of English

PPLB5044B

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.

PPLJ5012A

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. 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 assesment will involve the preparation and delivery of an agreed oral text as well as an essay. The formative assessment will involve a practice performance as well as a portfolio including a task for a preparation to the essay work.

PPLF5003B

20

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION ACROSS BORDERS

Since humans evolved a sense of identity, group belonging, and hierarchy, our relationships with our neighbours have been constantly changing as we compete over resources and space. This module explores intercultural 'incidents' between different countries/kingdoms/socio-cultural groups across time and the response to these 'incidents' from the different perspectives of the groups involved. The analysis of these incidents will involve not only examining the resultant action stemming from the 'incident', but also how the 'incident' is reflected in the written sources and media of the different cultural-groups. This will allow students to better understand cultural responses to events, and begin to assess the role of propaganda, censorship and the role of the Media in changing or defining a cultural group's response to such an event. Each week students are introduced to a different incident and given opportunities for class discussion. They are expected to make their own contribution by researching a particular area of interest. 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 not only majoring in intercultural communication, but also political and social sciences, media and cultural studies, and languages. Students will attend a 2 hour seminar for this module each week.

PPLC5172B

20

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE

This module explores how students can become more informed and engaged global citizens by developing their competences for democratic culture. The overarching aim is to explore the wide-ranging terminology relevant to intercultural communication with a focus on personal experiences and visual media. The teaching offers a balance between practice and theory and classroom sessions include group work activities that explore the application of theories to real-life contexts, analysis of case studies and public lectures. The intention is that this module will enable students to become more effective intercultural mediators in international or multicultural settings, such as the year abroad, overseas work and volunteering placements.

PPLC5168A

20

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I

An intermediate course in Arabic for those students who have taken Beginners' Arabic I and II or who have a GCSE in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5035A

20

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II

A continuation of the intermediate course in Arabic (PPLB5035A). Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5036B

20

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

This is an intermediate course in French and is intended for students who have enough pre-A-Level experience of French and wish to develop their knowledge to a standard comparable to A-Level / Baccalaureate / B1 in the European Reference Framework. The module is made up of three elements: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, and Grammar. While the emphasis is on comprehension, the speaking and writing of French are also included. The module is NOT available to students with AS or A-Level French /Baccalaureate / Level B1 in the European Reference Framework. This module can be taken in any year. (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers.) Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5150A

20

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

This is a continuation of PPLB5150A (Intermediate French I). This is an intermediate course in French and is intended for students who wish to develop their knowledge to a standard comparable to A-Level / Baccalaureate / B1 in the European Reference Framework. The module is made up of four elements: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Writing and Grammar. This module can be taken in any year. (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers.) Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. The module is NOT AVAILABLE to students with AS or A-Level/Baccalaureate / Level B1 in the European Reference Framework. 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.

PPLB5032B

20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

An intermediate course in German for those students who have taken Beginners' German I and II or who have a GCSE or an AS level grade D (or below, or equivalent to A2 CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference) in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5151A

20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II

A continuation of Intermediate German I. Open for students with AS-Level (below grade C or equivalent to A2 CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference). Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5033B

20

INTERMEDIATE GREEK I

An intermediate course in Greek for those students who have taken Beginners' Greek I and II or who have a GCSE in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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.

PPLB5157A

20

INTERMEDIATE GREEK II

A continuation of Intermediate Greek I. 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.

PPLB5037B

20

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I

An intermediate course in Italian for those students who have taken Beginners' Italian I and II or who have a GCSE in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5039A

20

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II

An intermediate course in Italian for those with no more than GCSE, O-Level or Beginners' Italian. A continuation of Intermediate Italian I. Can be taken in any year. NB: orals are arranged separately. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5040B

20

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I

An intermediate course in Japanese for those students who have taken Beginners' Japanese I and II or who have a GCSE or similar qualification in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5060A

20

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese I. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5061B

20

INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

An intermediate course in Russian for those students who have taken Beginners' Russian I and II or who have a GCSE in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5158A

20

INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II

A continuation of Intermediate Russian I. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5038B

20

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

An intermediate course in Spanish for those students who have taken Beginners' Spanish I and II or who have a GCSE in the language. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop interculturality. 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 will attend a seminar and a one hour oral. This module is NOT open to students who have AS-level or A level Spanish (or AS-level or A level equivalent). Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5152A

20

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

A continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. Alternative slots available depending on student numbers. This module is NOT open to students who have A-level Spanish (or A-level equivalent). Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. 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.

PPLB5034B

20

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Few areas of international politics which remain unregulated by international organisations or international norms. This module examines the historical development of international organizations and regimes, including the UN, NATO, European Union, and international financial institutions. It also assesses their design and evolution, and the extent to which their operation reflects underlying power and interest. It critically evaluates the main theories to explain cooperation between states, the role played in security, trade, finance, gender and environmental policy, and asks whether the structure of international organisation amounts to global governance.

PPLI5057A

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE (LEVEL 5)

The aim of this module is to discuss Japanese popular culture in terms of theories of social and historical analysis. The module will examine various cultural forms and practices, including manga/anime, media, and music. In doing this, students are expected to develop critical thinking about the relations between Japanese popular culture and national identity, and the role of Japanese popular culture in the contemporary world. The seminar consists of three main parts: lecture, original audio and/or video materials, and group discussion. Students contribute to group discussion every week. Seminars, reading materials, and assessments are all in English.

PPLJ5146B

20

LANGUAGE AND POLITICS (LEVEL 5)

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 (LEVEL 5)

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. 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 (MAATS) and MA in Forensic Linguistics and Translation (MAFLANT).

PPLT5171A

20

LANGUAGE IN ACTION (LEVEL 5)

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 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, from words to sentence level and types of variation. 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. Material studied include newspaper articles, television and radio programmes, film dialogues, interviews, among many types. 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. The aim of 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

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 must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

This module aims to develop your understanding of the principles and practices of strategic management. It builds on business management concepts developed during the first and second years, and while the focus of the module is on strategic management as a managed process, the module also takes into account differences in strategy perspectives, external and internal organizational contexts and at its heart achieving sustainable competitive advantage. As a third year module, you are required to understand strategic management within the broad context of current debates and contemporary issues as they influence business management in the global economy.

NBS-6009Y

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students will select modules in their Honours language only.

Name Code Credits

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

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

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

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. It is also open to second-year language and communication students with (near) native competence in French and/or visiting/exchange students.

PPLF6005B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students should pick one module from SEM1 and one module from SEM2.

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

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

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

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 as 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 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 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

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. 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 (MAATS) and MA in Forensic Linguistics and Translation (MAFLANT).

PPLT6030A

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

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 including American studies, economics, education, environmental studies, sociology, film and media studies, history, linguistics, 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 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

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: AN INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

The primary goal of this module is to provide a novel on-site experience in England at UEA for University of California undergraduates who major or minor in English, in linguistics, in various foreign languages, and in other related disciplines, although it is also available to UEA students on Language and Communication courses. The module gives a broadly based and modern perspective on the English language suitable for a wide range of students. No background is required in either English or linguistics, but the module will be taught in such a way as to be appealing to specialists and non-specialists alike. It will include some traditional elements that exemplify the history of English and its consequences for the modern English word stock, for sound-spelling inconsistencies, and so on, exploiting the proximity to local sites of interest for Anglo-Saxon, Early Norman and Shakespeare's England. In particular, it will have a strong international focus, examining English as a global language, the learning of English as a second language, and English as a language type compared with other languages. The practical consequences of global English, for translation, for the internet, and for learning will be explored. A further modern aspect of this module is its interdisciplinarity. It combines insights and methods from historical linguistics, language typology, grammatical analysis, language use and processing, and language learning, all of which will be presented in an accessible way appropriate for a broad audience. The module will include applications of English and of comparative linguistics, especially to problems of language learning and translation, and to English language issues that arise in forensic linguistics, ie, in language and the law.

PPLE6031A

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

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 3 tutorials to be arranged. This module is only available to students on Honours language programmes or to PPL visiting students.

PPLT6019A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and its far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure

NBS-6010Y

20

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

This module introduces students to the concepts, theories, and techniques involved in managing an organisation's integrated marketing communications campaigns. The module considers issues that arise in planning, implementing and managing marketing communications strategies across different media channels. These include print and broadcast advertising, PR, sponsorships, product placements, sales promotions and event-marketing as well as direct and digital marketing. Besides critically evaluating current promotional strategies for existing brands, students are required to develop, design and present a new marketing communications project of their own, which includes a practical element to design an appropriate print or TV advertisement.

NBS-5020Y

20

STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT

The module focuses on brand management. It takes a very pragmatic approach, showing through numerous case studies how organisations launch brands, establish and maintain brand equity, and how they manage brands over time and geographic boundaries. To develop a knowledge and understanding of brand management, students study the factors and strategies that contribute to building brand equity. The lectures will be supported by a series of seminar sessions which allow students to experience the practical application of the module syllabus and to test their understanding of the relevant theories. This module is particularly useful for students aiming at careers in marketing, advertising or market research.

NBS-6023Y

20

Disclaimer

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. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 at H2
  • 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
  • BTEC DDM
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE Level.  For beginner's level French, grade B or grade 5 French is required.  For beginner's level Spanish or Japanese, either GCSE grade B or grade 5 in any modern language or evidence of language learning ability is required.

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.

Alternative Qualifications

 

  • A Level ABB
  • International Baccalaureate 32 overall
  • Scottish Highers At least one Advanced Higher preferred in addition to Highers
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB
  • Access Course Arts/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM, an ARTS/Humanities subject preferred
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall

Entry Requirement

It is generally expected that you should have at least Grade B at A-Level, or its equivalent, in the language that you intend to take at honours level.

In the case of Spanish or Japanese studied from Beginners' level, or Spanish, French or Japanese from post-GCSE level, we require evidence of foreign language learning ability, such as a good grade in a foreign language at GCSE.

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 (SELT): 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

Language and Communication Studies does not currently interview all applicants for undergraduate entry as standard, however we do offer the opportunity to meet with an academic individually on an Applicant Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for. Some candidates with non-standard qualifications, or who have been out of full-time education for some time, may be invited to attend for interview.

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.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact our Admissions team for details. 

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or above.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

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. 

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.

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Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

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 Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office (Language and Communication Studies)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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

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

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