BA Modern Languages French or Spanish (3 Years)

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BA Modern Languages French or Spanish (3 Years)

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If you obtain an A at A-level or its equivalent in the language, you have the option of taking your Modern Languages degree in three years instead of four. In place of the year abroad, you spend a semester (the second semester in your second year) at a university in the country where the foreign language is spoken. Your work there is assessed and counts towards your degree. This option is popular with mature students who value the opportunity to extend their language competence beyond A-level in classes taught mostly in the relevant language in combination with the study of language related/cultural topics taught in English. Such students who have family commitments need to be clear that the…

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If you obtain an A at A-level or its equivalent in the language, you have the option of taking your Modern Languages degree in three years instead of four. In place of the year abroad, you spend a semester (the second semester in your second year) at a university in the country where the foreign language is spoken. Your work there is assessed and counts towards your degree. This option is popular with mature students who value the opportunity to extend their language competence beyond A-level in classes taught mostly in the relevant language in combination with the study of language related/cultural topics taught in English. Such students who have family commitments need to be clear that the semester abroad is a compulsory element.

Typical offers are ABB. Should you apply for one of these three-year programmes, be made a conditional offer, and subsequently obtain a B or its equivalent at A-level in the relevant language; it is likely that we will be able to make you a changed course offer for the four-year version of that programme. Conversely, if you apply for the four-year version, obtain an A in the language, and then decide that you would prefer to take the three-year variant, it is likely that we will be able to accommodate you in this course change. It is not possible to take two languages to Honours level on the three-year programme.

Events

Public Lecture Series: This public lecture series involves speakers from the UK, France and Spain, and enables our students, local secondary school students and teachers, and the public, to have access to outside input into debates about language, translation and culture. More information on these can be found on our news and events website.

French and Spanish Film series: LCS runs a foreign film series for its home and visiting students and local A1 and A2 students. The screenings are of subtitled French and Spanish films. This helps increase exposure to foreign language and culture for the groups of students listed above while strengthening links with local schools. It also provides a regular event around which to focus informal tandem learning relationships between LCS language students and UEA’s community of French- and Spanish-speaking visiting students. The latter also collaborate with our students to organize quiz nights, cabaret events and so on.


Course Organiser:Dr. Carlos De Pablos-Ortega
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Entry Requirements A Level: AAB International Baccalaureate: 33 Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB-BBB Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAABB Access Course: Please contact the University for further information. HND: Please contact the University for further information. European Baccalaureate: 80% Students for whom English is a Foreign language

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

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the Listening and Writing components; 19 in the Reading component; and 21 in the Speaking component)
  • PTE: 62 overall with minimum 55 in all components

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

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with an academic on a Visit Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.

Deferred Entry

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

Special Entry Requirements

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

If two honours languages are studied, only one can be taken from below A Level.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact the University directly for further information.

GCSE Offer

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

Assessment

For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference. We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating your application. Typical offers are indicated above. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses.

The School of Language and Communication Studies is a small, lively School where we offer flexible undergraduate degree programmes with an emphasis on language competence and on issues relating to contemporary language and translation. Our graduates are highly employable and enter an extremely wide range of professions using their well-developed language and communication skills, and intercultural sensitivity.

Our MA graduates are equally successful professionally. Courses at this level enable flexible planning in the combination of core and optional modules and in the range of possible dissertation topics, while the Faculty of Arts and Humanities provides a rich interdisciplinary environment designed to encourage dialogue and the cross-fertilisation of ideas.

New for 2012-13

We’re always working to build on our strengths here in LCS, improving your student experience – and your prospects. Here are some new Key Features for 2012-13 that you won’t yet find in our brochure:

  • Smaller groups in language classes – as few as 10 – mean even better quality learning.
  • New high-spec professional interpreter training facilities – helping to keep you ahead of the game.
  • Employability boost – extra timetabled sessions to develop your skills and employability profile for a range of professions using language skills right from the start of your degree course.

Find out what our undergraduate students say or check out our Facebook page for 2013 applicants where you can ask our current students questions about studying and living here:

www.facebook.com/groups/UEALCSapps2013

UniStats Information Fees and Funding University Fees and Financial Support: UK/EU Students

Further information on fees and funding for 2012 can be found here

University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

The University will be charging International students £11,700.00 for all full time School of Language and Communication Studies undergraduate programmes which start in 2012.

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