BA Translation, Media and Modern Language (3 year option with a semester abroad)

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Study language, translation, and intercultural communication in a global context in a lively environment which offers a range of degree programmes with an emphasis on language competence and issues relating to contemporary language and translation.

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“My year abroad was definitely one of the best years of my life to date.”

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Laura Keggin, BA Translation, Media and Modern Language

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UEA Language and Communication Studies graduates are highly employable and go into an extremely wide range of professions. Some use their language skills all day every day, some from time to time, others rarely, but they all have excellent communication skills and highly developed intercultural sensitivity.

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All UEA language degrees are particularly distinctive because of the emphasis that our expertise in translation and language issues, and in intercultural communication, bring to the modules we offer. In a globalised world where time and space barriers have diminished, language barriers remain an obstacle to communication.

Translation and media play vital roles in that communication and our flexible Translation, Media and Modern Language (3 year) degree reflects the global need for skilled language and media professionals. Our native speaker lecturers will help you develop a rich experience of language learning while the critical role of language and translation in a range of public and private sectors will be explored in depth in non-language modules.

You will develop your ability to develop and present sophisticated arguments in English and in your second language, a key employability skill; as are the tremendous flexibility and adaptability you acquire on a semester spent abroad.

Overview

This course combines degree level learning of French, Spanish or Japanese language with the study of translation issues and media in today’s fast-changing world. This three year fast-track course is for particularly able language students who obtain two A grades at A level (or equivalent), including one in their chosen language.

Alongside your chosen language you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist modules in culture, society, translation and media.

Translation competence modules will cover the theory and technique of translating, and questions of style and register in a range of specialised areas. An optional work experience module provides the opportunity to experience professional translation first-hand. In the translation issues modules, which deal with issues associated with globalisation, you will be looking at various translation types, for example the transposition of text between languages, media and genres, multilingual websites or IT-mediated texts, film subtitles and theatre.

In place of the year abroad, you spend the spring semester in your second year at a university in an appropriate country where your honours language is spoken. The Course Profile tab lists all the compulsory and optional modules available each year.

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Course Structure

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

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

Your spring semester will be spent abroad at a university in a country where your chosen language is spoken. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be immersed in the language, become familiar with what it is like to study abroad and to boost your employability. You will be advised and supported by our study abroad coordinators to ensure you spend your semester at the partner university which offers the most relevant taught subjects for you.

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)

Assessment

Assessment is by a mixture of written and spoken coursework and exams. Final degree classification is split between the second and final years, including marks gain from your semester abroad.

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Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCING INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION

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

PPLC4001A

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students must take 40 credits in one language only.

Name Code Credits

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

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

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

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

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

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

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

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

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

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

PPLH4026B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

If students take a PPLB4* or PPLB5* (subsidiary language) module in Semester 1, the continuation PPLB4* or PPLB5* module must be taken in Semester 2.

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED ENGLISH I - B2 CEFR

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 CEFR or above, i.e. if they are a native speaker or near-native speaker of English.

PPLB5043A

20

ADVANCED ENGLISH II - B2 CEFR

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 CEFR or above, i.e. if they are a native speaker or near-native speaker of English

PPLB5044B

20

BEGINNERS' ARABIC I

This course is a pre-requisite to the study of Arabic language. Its aim is the mastery of the alphabet: the script, the sounds of the letters, and their combination into words. Also, it introduces basic Arabic phrases and vocabulary to help you have introductory conversations. The student will develop essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Some aspects of the Arab world and culture(s) are covered. 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.

PPLB4029A

20

BEGINNERS' ARABIC I (SPRING START)

This course is a pre-requisite to the study of Arabic language. Its aim is the mastery of the alphabet: the script, the sounds of the letters, and their combination into words. Also, it introduces basic Arabic phrases and vocabulary to help you have introductory conversations. The student will develop essential speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as a solid understanding of the structure of the language in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Some aspects of the Arab world and culture(s) are covered. 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.

PPLB4045B

20

BEGINNERS' ARABIC II

This is the second part of a beginners' course in Arabic following on from Beginners' Arabic I (PPLB4029A). Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module. 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.

PPLB4030B

20

BEGINNERS' CHINESE I

This module aims to introduce Standard Chinese (Mandarin) to learners with no (or very little) experience with the language and to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students speaking other varieties of Chinese (e.g. Cantonese) are not eligible for this module. Teaching will include pronunciation, vocabulary and basic grammar of Mandarin. Word processing and cultural topics will also be covered in class. 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.

PPLB4034A

20

BEGINNERS' CHINESE I (SPRING START)

This module aims to introduce Standard Chinese (Mandarin) to learners with no (or very little) experience with the language and to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students speaking other varieties of Chinese (e.g. Cantonese) are not eligible for this module. Teaching will include pronunciation, vocabulary and basic grammar of Mandarin. Word processing and cultural topics will also be covered in class. 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.

PPLB4051B

20

BEGINNERS' CHINESE II

A continuation of the beginners' course in Chinese. Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module. It cannot be taken by final-year language and communication students. 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.

PPLB4035B

20

BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR

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 - please contact the module organiser as soon as possible to be sure). The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. 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.

PPLB4013A

20

BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR (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 - please contact the module organiser as soon as possible to be sure). The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. 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' FRENCH II - A2 CEFR

A continuation of the beginners' course in French (Beginners' French I). This module can be taken in any year, but not by final-year language and communication students. (If you have a recent French GCSE grade B or above, or an international equivalent, then this module may not be appropriate for you - please contact the module organiser as soon as possible to be sure). The module will develop students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 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. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. 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.

PPLB4014B

20

BEGINNERS' GERMAN I (SPRING START) - A1 CEFR

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of German. 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 German 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.

PPLB4047B

20

BEGINNERS' GERMAN I - A1 CEFR

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of German. 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 German 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.

PPLB4018A

20

BEGINNERS' GERMAN II - A2 CEFR

A continuation of the beginners' course in German (PPLB4018A). Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module. This module cannot be taken by final-year language and communication students. 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.

PPLB4019B

20

BEGINNERS' GREEK I - A1 CEFR

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of Greek. 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 Greek 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.

PPLB4036A

20

BEGINNERS' GREEK II - A2 CEFR

A continuation of Beginners' Greek I. Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module. It cannot be taken by final-year language and communication students. 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.

PPLB4037B

20

BEGINNERS' ITALIAN I - A1 CEFR

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of Italian. 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 Italian 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.

PPLB4038A

20

BEGINNERS' ITALIAN II - A2 CEFR

A continuation of the beginners' course in Italian. Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or completed A1 level from CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference) may join this module. It cannot be taken by final-year language and communication students. 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.

PPLB4039B

20

BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I

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.

PPLB4040A

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' JAPANESE II

A continuation of the beginners' course in Japanese (Autumn or Spring). Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module. It cannot be taken by final-year language and communication students. 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.

PPLB4041B

20

BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN I - A1 CEFR

This module is for students at beginners' level who have little or no prior experience of Russian. 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 Russian 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 (A1 CEFR or equivalent) may be asked to withdraw from the module at the Teacher's discretion.

PPLB4043A

20

BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN II - A2 CEFR

A continuation of Beginners' Russian I. Students with a GCSE or A Level in Russian (or equivalent to A2 CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference) may join this module. 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.

PPLB4044B

20

BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR

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 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.

PPLB4022A

20

BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR (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

BEGINNERS' SPANISH II - A2 CEFR

A continuation of the beginners' course in Spanish (Autumn or Spring). Students with a GCSE grade C or below (or equivalent experience) may join this module. It cannot be taken by final-year language and communication students. 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.

PPLB4023B

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

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I - A2 CEFR

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 Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The module is made up of four elements: Listening Comprehension, Writing, Translation 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 CEFR. 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 - A2/B1 CEFR

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 Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The module is made up of four elements: Listening Comprehension, Translation, 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 CEFR. 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 - A2 CEFR

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 - A2/B1 CEFR

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 SPANISH I - A2 CEFR

An intermediate course in Spanish for those students who have taken Beginners' Spanish I and II or who have a GCSE in the language (or A2 CEFR or international equivalent). 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 - A2/B1 CEFR

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

INTERROGATING CULTURE

This module will develop your awareness of the roles media and culture play within modern societies, and the intricate relatiosnhips between these and everyday life. The module will repeatedly draw on the personal for its material, and it therefore aims to encourage you to be more critical, aware, and thoughtful about your own lives, and their relationships with society, media and culture.

AMAM4030B

20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I

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 one written assessment. 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.

PPLB4031A

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 BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II

A continuation of Introduction to British Sign Language I and Introduction to British Sign Language I (Spring Start). Teaching and learning strategies continue with the use of signed conversation, role play, games and exercises to embed vocabulary and principles unique to a visual language. It is designed to provide students with a follow-on in their understanding and awareness of life, culture and use of equipment in the Deaf World. Assessment is based on a Sign Language conversation and one written assessment. 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.

PPLB4032B

20

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL COMMUNICATION

This module fundamentally deals with ideas about the power of the media and the ways that various political actors use that power. It will examine this in terms of how political actors use the media in political communications. Students will cover ideas about media effects, branding in politics, and soft power in international relations, as well as the tools used by various political actors, such as political parties and resistance or civic movements. These will be discussed in relation to the roles of journalists and public opinion, communications in elections, as well national building and branding and the communication of transnational actors. Students will get practical experience analysing and producing communication strategies.

PPLM4001B

20

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

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

PPLC4012B

20

MEDIA POWER

This module introduces first year students to the main theories of mass communications and provides them with the key skills of academic reading and writing. Students will reflect on the importance of reading for academic research and learn how to assess and discuss the relevance and impact of milestones in mass communications theory from the nineteenth century to the present. The module explores theoretical approaches to media content, production, regulation and reception, including key themes such as freedom of speech, public sphere and political economy.

PPLM4054A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

In this range, students will select the module that relates to their Honours language

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

FRENCH LANGUAGE IN ACTION (LEVEL 4)

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

PPLF4002B

20

INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN

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

PPLJ4029B

20

Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

Name Code Credits

ERASMUS SEMESTER ABROAD

A compulsory semester abroad for students taking an Honours language programme in three years. Assessment will be in the foreign institution. This module is also available to other students on a 3-year programme who wish to pursue a period of study in a foreign university. Only available to students with Grade 'A' at A-Level in French or Spanish.

PPLA5030B

60

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/I

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

PPLJ5155A

20

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 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

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

DIGITAL MEDIA AND SOCIETY

For better or worse, new digital technologies are hyped at having revolutionised society. This module will provide students with an introduction to the ways in which the internet and other digital technologies are (and are not) affecting society from theoretical and empirical perspectives, and how society shapes technology. Topics covered include: the evolution of the internet; the "network society"; regulating new media; the radical internet and terrorism; social networking, blogs and interactivity; culture and identity in the digital age; and how the internet affects politics and the media.

PPLM5053A

20

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN PRACTICE

This module explores how students can become more informed and engaged global citizens by developing their intercultural and citizenship competences. The overarching aim is to equip students with knowledge, critical understanding, values and attitudes to be mobilised and deployed in a broad range of fields involved in intercultural communication. A distinctive feature of the module is the practical understanding and application of concepts to specific intercultural issues and global challenges in highly interactive and critically reflective teaching sessions. The teaching offers a balance between practice and theory and classroom sessions include group work activities with analysis of case studies and public lectures. This module will enhance students' opportunities to gain employment where the practical application of intercultural communication to real-life contexts is required. By the end of this module students will be expected to have developed the ability to employ effective and persuasive arguments in the formulation of solutions to real intercultural and global challenges. Open to both home and international students. NB. Students do not need to speak a foreign language to take this module.

PPLC5168A

20

LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY

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

PPLL5170A

20

LANGUAGE CONTRASTS AND TRANSLATION (LEVEL 5)

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

PPLT5171A

20

LANGUAGE IN ACTION

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

PPLL5019A

20

SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 5)

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

PPLT5022A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY (LEVEL 5)

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

PPLT5176A

20

THE FRENCH LANGUAGE TODAY

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

PPLF5005A

20

THE WRITING OF JOURNALISM (AUT)

The Writing of Journalism is concerned with journalism as a practice, and a genre. By examining different types of writing involved in a range of journalism, including short news stories, running stories, online journalism, reviews, and feature writing (including interviewing), we will identify and develop the skills needed to produce these. In addition to writing journalism themselves, students will examine journalistic writing and critical work about issues in the writing of journalism to probe and challenge their own ideas and assumptions about the practice and production of journalism. Rather than see the practice of journalism and the critical study of journalism as distinct activities, this course aims to engage students as critical readers and writers whose work is informed by both contexts. In so doing, students will gain a greater understanding of the demands and conventions of journalistic writing, develop and sharpen their own work, and gain the discursive flexibility to navigate the writing of journalism today. The module demands a high level of participation, as it is based on discussion, peer-workshops, and practical experience of reading and writing news and feature articles. Regular writing and participation in workshops count towards assessment. Due to the nature of this module, students who work in English as a second or foreign language should meet LDC's EFL score of 6.5. All prospective students are advised that the module involves weekly work to develop effective - and professional - journalism practices.

LDCC5013A

20

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

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

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Students must take 40 credits in one 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. Students will refine their control of grammar, vocabulary and style and will enhance their awareness of differences between French and English expression, on a range of topics. It is also open to second-year language and communication students with (near) native competence in French and/or visiting/exchange students.

PPLF6005B

20

Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED TRANSLATION (FRENCH TO ENGLISH)

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

PPLT6023A

20

ANALYSING MEDIA DISCOURSES

The module focuses on the qualitative analysis of political discourse in the press, TV and computer-mediated communication. Specifically we investigate how topics such as International Relations, EU politics, immigration and climate change are construed and interpreted by the media, and how this "social construction of reality" impacts on agenda-formation in public opinion and political decision taking. The methods we adopt include Systemic-Functional Linguistics, Cognitive Semantics and Multimodal Analysis. The aim of the module is to bring together theory and hands-on analysis and research in media products. This module is a 20 credit version of PPLM6074B Analysing Media Discourses. THIS 20 CREDIT VERSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO VISITING, EXCHANGE NON-HUM STUDENTS AND PPL STUDENTS TAKING LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION COURSES.

PPLM6075B

20

ASPECTS OF JAPANESE COMMUNICATION (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLJ6013A

20

DISSERTATION IN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (AUTUMN)

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

PPLC6002A

20

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Students are advised that they should ideally have previously taken a media-related module before choosing this one. This module explores media and communication at the international level and focuses on the major issues in international communication within the contemporary global society. Combining theory and empirical case studies, it explores how the media address regional and global issues beyond the nation-state, global media infrastructure, international flow of information, global news production, public diplomacy, and the coverage of international crises. By successfully completing this module, students will be able to understand the role of media and communication in global society and critically evaluate the process of international communication in the political, social and cultural aspects of contemporary world. This module is a 20 credit version of PPLM6043A: International Communication. THIS 20 CREDIT VERSION IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO VISITING, EXCHANGE AND NON-HUM STUDENTS. Students are advised that they should ideally have previously taken a media-related module before choosing this one.

PPLM6097A

20

INTRODUCTION TO CONFERENCE INTERPRETING

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

PPLT6024A

20

INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE INTERPRETING

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

PPLT6028B

20

LANGUAGE AND GENDER

This module explores a variety of matters relating to language and its relationship to questions of gender and sexuality. Do men and women use language differently? Are the genders represented differentially in language and what might this show about socio-cultural ideologies and power structures? Is linguistic behaviour used to create and construct gender and sexual identities? Consideration will include such issues as stereotypical ideas of gendered language, sexist language, how same-sex conversations differ from mixed-sex conversations, how children are linguistically socialised into their gender categories, whether men are from Mars and women from Venus, and so on. Discussion and reading will be informed by a wide variety of ideas from fields such as anthropology, psychology, biology, sociology, and politics (especially feminism).

PPLL6035A

20

LANGUAGE CONTRASTS AND TRANSLATION (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLT6030A

20

REINTERPRETING 21ST CENTURY SPAIN (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLH6141B

20

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. The teaching team varies from year to year but usually includes colleagues from American studies, economics, sociology, film and media studies, history, and translation studies. You will consequently be able to address a wide range topics while reflecting on the ways different disciplines approach the study of sport. Topics covered usually include: globalisation of labour markets in professional team sports; intercultural communication and sport; media, globalisation and sport; sport and gender; sport and race; and sport and conflict. These topics will vary slightly from year to year. Assessment and volume of work will be commensurate with credit value.

PPLC6029B

20

SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLT6020A

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TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLT6145A

20

TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR SUBTITLING AND DUBBING (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLT6027B

20

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. 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 including for the modern English word stock and, for sound-spelling inconsistencies, 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, comparative linguistics, language use and processing, and language learning and forensic linguistics, all of which will be presented in an accessible way appropriate for a broad audience.

PPLL6031A

20

TRANSLATION (JAPANESE)

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

PPLT6142B

20

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

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TRANSLATION THEORY AND PRACTICE

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

PPLT6139A

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TRANSLATION WORK EXPERIENCE (LEVEL 6)

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

PPLT6019A

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UNDERSTANDING SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING

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

PPLL6144B

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.

Further Reading

Entry Requirements

  • A Level AAB including grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • International Baccalaureate 33 points including 6 in Higher Level French, Spanish or Japanese. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers AAB including grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including French, Japanese or Spanish
  • Access Course Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3. A-level grade A in French, Spanish or Japanese (or equivalent qualification) will also be required. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.
  • BTEC DDD, alongside grade A in A-level French, Spanish or Japanese (or equivalent qualification). BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Entry Requirement

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

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


 

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

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

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

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

INTO University of East Anglia 

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

Gap Year

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

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

Alternative Qualifications

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

 

GCSE Offer

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

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

Further Information

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

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

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

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

    Next Steps

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