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Modern Languages

Modern Languages

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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This Modern Languages degree provides both practical training in written and spoken language and also an extensive introduction to European literature and thought. As well as learning to write and speak the language(s) fluently, students can study a broad range of literature, or focus their studies on any period from the medieval to the present day. A wide range of other options allow students to explore subjects including linguistics, philology, film studies or (in French and German) advanced translation. The course aims to teach spoken fluency in colloquial and more formal situations, the ability to write essays in the foreign language, and the ability to translate into and out of the foreign language with accuracy and sensitivity to a range of vocabulary, styles and registers. Students will also develop your reading skills to a high level. The study of literature gives an understanding of other cultures that cannot be acquired solely through learning the language. It leads students into areas such as gender issues, popular culture, theatre studies, aesthetics, anthropology, art history, ethics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology and theology, developing their skills as a critical reader, writer and thinker.