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BA Language Studies (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

BA Language Studies (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

Essex, University of

Colchester Campus, Colchester, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    439
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During the Year Zero, students will study four academic subjects relevant to their chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module. On this course, students will become proficient in one or more of the modern languages taught at Essex; French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. These languages can be studied alongside the language expert modules which cover a range of cultural and professional skills. For most of the languages, Essex offers modules in all six different levels recognised by the Common European Framework, enabling students to study from almost any level of expertise. Of the four modules students will take in their final year, two must be taken up to at least Proficiency level (C1), and the other two must be taken up to at least Intermediate level (B1). A year abroad is not compulsory on this course; however, students are encouraged to achieve an even higher level of attainment (C2) by taking a summer vacation course in a country where the language is spoken. Essex also offers a month-long summer course with fees paid for by Essex if students will start a language from scratch via the intensive route.