Study Programme: Applied Linguistics
Major: teaching and translation
BA programme lasts 6 semesters. Graduates of the BA programme are awarded a bachelor’s degree (in Polish: licencjat) in the field of applied linguistics.
All BA students in the Institute of Applied Linguistics study two out of seven foreign language offered. Our offer includes the following languages: English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Swedish and Spanish. Moreover, the students have an opportunity to study the third foreign language on a foreign language course.
Graduates of the BA programme possess the following skill and competences:
- All graduates have achieved fluency, approximate to their fluency in the mother tongue, in two foreign languages, in speech and writing (communicative competence on the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
- All graduates possess translation and interpreting skills in three languages, i.e. language A (Polish), language B (first foreign language), and language C (second foreign language).
- All graduates are qualified to teach foreign languages B and C in kindergartens and in primary schools (in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, as of 17th January 2012).
- All graduates possess skills and competences allowing them to work in all kinds of positions, including translation/interpretation, requiring fluency in foreign languages and good knowledge of cultures of given language areas.
The study programme prepares the student for a professional career in international organizations, business, advertising, the media, etc. as a translator/interpreter, consultant, intercultural communication specialist, as well as in any other similar position requiring theoretical knowledge concerning communication and fluency in foreign languages. Many our graduates work in the most important EU institutions.
Studies at the Institute facilitate not only the acquisition of foreign language fluency but also the understanding of a given culture, important both for translation/interpreting and for international mediation in government and business.