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The BA French/ Spanish degree allows you to study two languages simultaneously. This degree will allow you to develop fluent linguistic competencies in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating and interpreting. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore the society, culture, social and professional relevance of your chosen three languages through our broad range of options.  If you are interested in developing your language competencies and exploring the language further in a social, cultural and professional aspect, then French with Spanish is the course for you. 

  • From the off-set, you will receive 4 hours of language work per week. This includes reading/writing, aural, listening and translation. These four areas of linguistic development provides you with the solid foundation to increase your fluency competencies in French and Spanish.
  • This degree is also available to students who wish to study French and Spanish at beginners level (minimum requirement is a GCSE C grade in the two languages). At beginners level and in your first year, you will be taught differently to the students who are entering the course at advanced level (A level or equivalent) will receive intensive language classes bringing you to the same linguistic level as our advanced students. In your second and final year, you will be continuing the course with all advanced students.
  • In addition to linguistic classes, we offer all students core and optional modules that expose you to literature, culture, language, politics and business.
  • All students in our department thrive in our multilingual environment. As a vibrant University, we attract students from all corners of the world. Many of our staff who will teach you are native speakers of the target language that they speak. We also teach most of our modules and classes through the target language, therefore the combination of departmental life and academic development will ensure that you have maximum exposure to the target languages that you're learning.
  • The highlight of this degree for all of our students is the year abroad. As you're studying two languages, you will be required to spend your year abroad (your third year) equally between France and Spain. Some students opt to spend their time equally studying with our partnered Universities in France (or a French speaking country) and Spain (or a Spanish speaking country). Others have spend their time equally undertaking a paid or unpaid work experience placement in the two countries.

The BA French/ Spanish degree allows you to study two languages simultaneously. This degree will allow you to develop fluent linguistic competencies in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating and interpreting. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore the society, culture, social and professional relevance of your chosen three languages through our broad range of...

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Course Content

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes:

Oral;

Written;

Aural;

Translation.

In the first year you will discover:

  • Introduction to literary studies and civilization;
  • European Film;
  • Politics and culture of language across Europe.

In your second year you will explore:

  • Possibility of independent research project;
  • Option of specialised languages modules (language of business etc.);
  • A vast choice of content modules on literature, film and art;
  • Current issues in French and francophone society;
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages.

In your third year, you will take part in your Year Abroad where you will study with our partner Universities under the Erasmus + Programme

In your final year, you will study:

  • Semantics and Lexicography;
  • Cultural and Artistic Movements;
  • French Literature of 18th and 19th Century;
  • Current issues in a Spanish speaking country;
  • Independent research project.

During your four years, you will have four weekly hours of language work, which includes: Oral; Written; Aural; Translation. In the first year you will discover: Introduction to literary studies and civilization; European Film; Politics and culture of language across...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120

A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in French or Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-DMM to include B in A level French or Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner)

International Baccalaureate:
30-28 with 5 points in Spanish or French at Higher Level

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall with 7 in Spanish or French

UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 A Levels BBB-BCC to include B in French or Spanish (unless to be studied as a beginner) GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-DMM to include B in A level French or Spanish (unless to be studied as a...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students in variety of ways depending on the modules. In our language classes you will be assessed through continuous assessments and an exam at the end of Year 1 and Year 4. Our elective and compulsory modules are assessed through coursework in the format of a presentation and/ or essay and an examination.

We assess our students in variety of ways depending on the modules. In our language classes you will be assessed through continuous assessments and an exam at the end of Year 1 and Year 4. Our elective and compulsory modules are assessed through coursework in the format of a presentation and/ or essay and an examination.