Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warsaw
The Institute of Applied Linguistics provides specialists in the fields of translation, linguistics, teaching foreign languages, and intercultural mediation.
- B.A. degree (3 years),
- M.A. degree (2 years),
- M.A. degree (extramural, 2 years),
- postgraduate degree (1 year).
The B.A. and M.A. studies develop the students' competence in two foreign languages out of the five languages on offer at the Institute: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese (at B.A. level only). Apart from that, students are offered opportunities to learn a third foreign language.
Our study programmes also encompass a series of theoretically-oriented courses in general linguistics and communication theory, as well as in the structure and culture of the Polish language and of the studied foreign languages. Two specialisations are offered at the M.A. level to choose from: translation and interpreting.
Our graduates are valuable employees both in Poland and abroad. Solid theoretical and practical background make them suitable for taking up varied employment opportunities at schools, editorial boards, publishing houses, translation agencies, all types of institutions with international contacts, foreign companies and Polish companies cooperating with foreign businesses. The studies prepare the student for a professional career as a translator, consultant, editor or specialist in intercultural communication for international organizations, business, advertising, media, etc. or for those positions that require theoretical knowledge of communication and practical skills in a foreign language.
3. International cooperation
The Institute’s excellence is proven by its participation in the Consortium of the best 15 interpreting schools in Europe – the “European Masters in Conference Interpreting.” In cooperation with the remaining fourteen members of the Consortium, the European Commission and the European Parliament, the goal of the Institute is to train conference interpreters for the European market. Interpreter training offered by the Institute meets the expectations of the European Union concerning conference interpreting studies in two foreign languages. Furthermore, in May 2014 the Institute became a member of the prestigious European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network that gathers the best European translator training units.