BA Degrees in Languages

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A Bachelor of Arts is a degree that is awarded to students who have completed a program in a specific discipline of the liberal arts. While the length of these programs will vary among different countries and institutions, it generally requires three to four years of study to complete a Bachelor of Arts.

The study of language has become increasingly important as many industries are thinking and acting on a more global scale. But exactly what is a BA in Languages? A Bachelor of Arts in Languages allows students the opportunity to study the language of their choice in a thorough manner. It provides for a deeper understanding of the language, along with any regional or cultural dialects that may exist therein. This particular degree is of interest to students who realize that there is a significant global shift in communication and business due to many recent technological advances.

There are many benefits to pursuing a degree in languages, as graduates of such programs are highly sought after in a wide variety of industries. The ability to effectively communicate with others who speak different languages is a skill that is undeniably valuable. Because of this skill, the opportunities that exist for graduates of a language program are tremendous.

The cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Languages varies depending on the institution and the country in which the program is offered. Students who are interested in pursuing this course of study should conduct thorough research on the programs that appeal to them and their respective costs.

The careers that graduates of a language program can pursue are incredibly diverse. Nearly every industry has at least some need for individuals who are able to provide effective communication skills in their language of study. Those with a BA in Languages also understand the various cultural influences on that language. The most typical fields that students with this degree enter include research, tourism, healthcare, education, and international relations.

 

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BA China Studies

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

Unique in China, XJTLU’s Contemporary China Studies programme combines the accessibility of the English language with the immersive experience of living and studying in China. Students of this programme will study the events which have shaped the world’s largest nation, but will also assess the political, cultural and social motivations which drive its current development [+]

BAs in Languages. Overview Taught in English, the BA China Studies programme provides the opportunity to apply theories from the humanities and social sciences to your understanding and analysis of China, its history and culture, society and politics, business and economics. You will follow one of two pathways that lead to two different careers. If you are interested in teaching the Chinese language as a career, you will be directed towards the 'Teaching Chinese as an International Language' pathway. If your interest lies in the study and application of the social sciences, including teaching, you will be directed towards the 'Contemporary China Studies' pathway. Students on both pathways study the same modules in Years One and Two. The modules are different for each pathway in Years Three and Four. Unique selling points of the programme • China is arguably the best place to learn about China and Suzhou is one of the most interesting places culturally and economically in China • The programme includes opportunities for fieldwork around China • Taught in English, the programme includes opportunities to learn Chinese and to study a broad range of topics including those related to China's history and culture, society and politics, business and economics. The degree is open to both Chinese and international students and is taught in English. International students who meet academic and English language requirements may enter directly into Year Two. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA China Studies programme, you will have: •... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies

John Cabot University
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies is a rigorous interdisciplinary degree that combines the study of Italian literature, culture, society, and politics while developing students’ fluency in Italian language. The context of an American liberal arts university exposes students to many fields of study and ways of approaching intellectual problems related to Italy, while John Cabot University’s Roman setting enables students to engage daily with the multifaceted realities of contemporary Italian life. The core curriculum combines a progression of language courses which develop a high level of proficiency in all language skills areas (C1 of the Common European Framework) with courses that provide students with a strong foundation in Italian literary and cultural studies and in the country’s evolving social, political and business environments. Students are then guided to further carve out their preferred areas of specialization through appropriate choices of major electives. Italian Studies majors have the exceptional opportunity to enhance their study with on-site learning and field research, and they are strongly encouraged to do internships in companies, organizations and institutions which best fit their career plans. The major culminates in the final year when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and write a senior thesis. The major is thus designed to develop strong critical, communicative and intercultural skills that are essential preparation for today’s job market. It unites practical training in translation and exposure to the Italian business world with courses in literary, cultural and social theory... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Stamford International University
Campus Full time June 2017 Thailand Bangkok

English is the global language of business. Good English skills will open doors to unlimited opportunity and unlock career possibilities. [+]

BAs in Languages. English is the global language of business. Good English skills will open doors to unlimited opportunity and unlock career possibilities. A Modern and Practical Arts Program – Get to experience the different applications of English in today’s changing world by studying in Applied Global Communication. Touch upon the traditional aspects of a BA in English – such as literature, poetry and drama – and also see the more modern applications of the English language in disciplines that have a global perspective. 21st Century Skills – Study in a programs that explicitly focuses on developing skills for success in the 21st Century. Learn to critically analyze and evaluate information, express yourself creatively, collaborate with others, and communicate effectively and with confidence. Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) – Learn subject matter while perfecting your language skills. A CLIL methodology helps students continuously improve their English through the study of content, and benefit from a highly sophisticated level of language proficiency upon graduation. Career Opportunities The program with the most wide-ranging work options in international environments that require strong English language skills, critical thinking, information literacy, communication and collaboration skills. Freelancer (Translator, Interpreter, Content Writer, Editor, Columnist) Government officer responsible for foreign affairs, international cooperation Communication Manager, Content Manager Personal Assistant to high-level executives English language specialist, English language teacher International Project Manager [-]

BA (Hons) International Business (with Spanish)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and University of Valencia, this dual award course provides you with an exciting four year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your Spanish language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. [+]

BA (Hons) International Business (with Spanish) With today’s challenging market you will need something different to stand out from the other graduates. At the Nottingham Business School we offer an International Business (with Spanish) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and University of Valencia, this dual award course provides you with an exciting four year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your Spanish language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. Demand is high for international management know-how and for graduates with a broad-based international business education. This is due to the growing economic independence between nations and the efforts of many companies to build a global presence. It will develop you into an attractive graduate with excellent prospects by providing you with strong academic foundations, real-world experience and outstanding language skills. As the course is dual award you will graduate with a BA (Hons) International Business (with Spanish) from NTU, and a Grado en International Business from our partner institution the University of Valencia. The course is four years long studies full-time. You will be spending two years at Nottingham Business School and two years at the University of Valencia, which includes a half year internship in Spain or in a Spanish-speaking company. How you’re taught On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll then be expected to... [-]

Bachelor of Arts Major in English Language

Silliman University
Campus Full time 4 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

AB in English Language — cultivates insights into the general nature of language and the distinctive features of the English Language through the study of linguistic principles and theories, as well as the historical and structural developments in language with emphasis on modern English. [+]

BAs in Languages. AB in English Language — cultivates insights into the general nature of language and the distinctive features of the English Language through the study of linguistic principles and theories, as well as the historical and structural developments in language with emphasis on modern English. Students seeking admission in the AB in English Language degree programs should have an ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test) score of at least 70 percentile and maintain a grade average of at least 2.5 in Basic Communication and Literature 21 and 22 courses, and 3.0 for all major subjects. Interested students must also submit an essay written in English(Creative Writing applicants may write their essays in Bisaya, Filipino or English). To qualify for graduation, all undergraduate majors must submit and present to the department faculty a thesis of not less than 50 pages in length. The English Language major must submit a thesis focusing on either studies of actual language situations or an analysis of curriculum support materials used for language teaching. [-]

BA in Language Studies (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Learning a language and about how languages work (including English) opens doors to other cultures and communities, and gives you experience of the world that goes deeper than the average tourist trip. It can also provide a key to the global workplace. This flexible degree allows you to study two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish), or one language and English – with additional options in beginners’ Chinese (Mandarin) and Welsh (only in 2014), and both beginners’ and intermediate Italian... [+]

BA in Language Studies (Honours) Learning a language and about how languages work (including English) opens doors to other cultures and communities, and gives you experience of the world that goes deeper than the average tourist trip. It can also provide a key to the global workplace. This flexible degree allows you to study two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish), or one language and English – with additional options in beginners’ Chinese (Mandarin) and Welsh (only in 2014), and both beginners’ and intermediate Italian. Key features of the course Learn about cultures of the languages chosen and develop your intercultural communicative competence Learn to communicate fluently in at least one modern language Understand how language is structured and how its use varies in different contexts Takes your language proficiency to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference Acquire valuable transferable skills in managing and motivating yourself, setting and achieving goals, working with others and using ICT Educational aims This degree allows you to combine the study of two modern languages (from French, German and Spanish) or English language studies with one modern language. If you complete the degree you will have a broad understanding of the structure of language, how language varies and changes and how it is used in different contexts. Each of the modern language strands provides you with opportunities to learn how to communicate effectively in a language other than English, both in speech and in writing, and to gain knowledge of the... [-]

B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. [+]

BAs in Languages. B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language WELCOME TO METU NCC TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. A good teacher has the knowledge, expertise and practical know-how to teach students with diverse needs and interests in EFL. METU Northern Cyprus Campus TEFL Program The B.A. Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language provides students with the opportunity to expand and refine their knowledge of English and equips them with the means and resources to assist their own students in learning English. TEFL students learn the best practices in the planning, teaching and evaluating of second language instruction and are given the opportunity to observe how these practices are implemented in local schools. To address some of the needs of globalization, students are also provided with a wide selection of courses mainly focusing on literature and humanities. Most of these courses are also open to interested students in other programs at the METU Northern Cyprus campus, giving them the opportunity to study the humanities and reach across disciplinary boundaries in developing skills of critical and intellectual engagement. Students also take courses in a second foreign language, which they learn to actively use in communication and to obtain or reinforce knowledge of other subject areas. MISSION In... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Chinese Language Education

Macao Polytechnic Institute
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Macau

This programme, which is applicable to non-native speakers of Chinese, aims to cultivate quality professionals, who can speak Chinese, Portuguese and English, with a global vision and cross-cultural competence in response to the needs posed by the development of Macao, Portuguese-speaking countries and the international community. [+]

Objectives This programme, which is applicable to non-native speakers of Chinese, aims to cultivate quality professionals, who can speak Chinese, Portuguese and English, with a global vision and cross-cultural competence in response to the needs posed by the development of Macao, Portuguese-speaking countries and the international community. After four years of study, students will be able to make use of three languages to be engaged in such fields as commerce, trading, administrative management, cultural and language education, mass communication and creative industries. Career Prospects Graduates may be engaged in such fields as commerce, trading, administrative management, cultural and language education, mass communication and creative industries. They may also choose to pursue postgraduate education locally and abroad. Study Plan Year 1 Subjects CHIN1109 Elementary Chinese I CHIN1110 Elementary Chinese II CHIN1113 Chinese Reading I CHIN1114 Chinese Reading II CHIN1115 Chinese Skills Practice I CHIN1116 Chinese Skills Practice II CHIN1119 Listening and Speaking of Elementary Chinese I CHIN1120 Listening and Speaking of Elementary Chinese II HIST1107 Chinese History I HIST1108 Chinese History II ENGL1111 English I * ENGL1112 English II * PORT1115 Portuguese I * PORT1116 Portuguese II * Year 2 Subjects CHIN2115 Intermediate Chinese I CHIN2116 Intermediate Chinese II CHIN2117 Listening and Speaking of Intermediate Chinese I CHIN2118 Listening and Speaking of Intermediate Chinese II CHIN2123 Chinese Reading III CHIN2124 Chinese Reading IV CHIN2125 Chinese Writing I CHIN2126 Chinese Writing II CHIN2127 Introduction to Chinese Culture I CHIN2128 Introduction to Chinese Culture II ENGL2121 English III * ENGL2122 English IV *... [-]

Bachelor in English (BA)

Webster University Athens
Campus Full time September 2017 Greece Athens

The student with a major in English selects an emphasis in creative writing; literature, society, and politics; or world drama and playwriting. We also offer a minor in English and minor and certificate in professional writing. In addition, we contribute to the interdisciplinary drama studies minor offered at our London campus. [+]

BAs in Languages. The student with a major in English selects an emphasis in creative writing; literature, society, and politics; or world drama and playwriting. We also offer a minor in English and minor and certificate in professional writing. In addition, we contribute to the interdisciplinary drama studies minor offered at our London campus. Learning Outcomes Upon completion of the program, students will be able to: Interpret the canonical works and major periods of American and British literature as well as some lesser known works within and outside that canon (including global literature). Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the history and conventions of literary genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction. Interpret individual works within their historical and cultural contexts. Synthesize trends, themes, and/or patterns of language use found in a range of literary texts in response to overarching questions. Evaluate the impact of literature on individuals, societies, and cultures. Analyze the motivations, needs, values, and social dynamics that give rise to literature. Compose thesis-driven, textually-supported literary analyses that apply the conventions of literary study, including close reading and MLA style. Degree Requirements A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following: 42 required credit hours 3 international language requirement credit hours Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours Electives English courses completed with a grade lower than C- do not count toward fulfilling the specific course requirements of the major. Each student must complete at least 12 credit hours of courses for the major at the 3000 or 4000 level.... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2017 Thailand Nakon Nayok

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. [+]

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. Our Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication program is designed to help you master English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within the context of international business. What will I learn? The program is designed to help you understand the world of business and develop the English language skills that you will need in the global market. You will find that our Business English courses will help you in daily business affairs as well as opening doors to new career possibilities. Delivered by multinational instructors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our courses shall guide you on the ways to analyze multicultural audiences for identifying the most appropriate communication strategies. During the final semester of the program, you will be assigned to local businesses, enterprises, embassies, hotels or airlines for completing your 4-month internship training. Through the internship, you will have acquired all the necessary professional experiences needed to secure your dream job. Graduating from the program means that you will have garnered all the skills and experiences necessary for working in any globalized environment. The Possibilities Are Endless Graduates of the program shall be qualified for various types of careers. Here are some prospects: Careers Positions in government Business entrepreneur Public relations officer Translator/Interpreter International... [-]

BA in Spanish

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Department of Languages offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. The objectives of language studies are to enable students to communicate effectively through development of skills in: understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language and to understand and appreciate the values of cultures and world views that are different from their own. [+]

BAs in Languages. The Department of Languages offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. The objectives of language studies are to enable students to communicate effectively through development of skills in: understanding, speaking, reading and writing the language and to understand and appreciate the values of cultures and world views that are different from their own. Foreign language study increases students' awareness of their own values and beliefs. Classes in literature and civilization acquaint students with the masterpieces in the foreign culture. When coordinated with studies in other departments, the major will satisfy students with widely differing career goals: working in international business, law, or industry; performing government service; teaching in elementary or secondary schools; continuing language studies in graduate school; working for museums; doing research in original languages; serving in the tourism industry; working in the health care or social service professions. Degree Requirements Program Credits: 34 Required Courses 201, 202, 203, 204 or 205, 306, 309, 310, 330 or 331, 345,401 and any other upper division courses (300 or 400) to attain 34 credits. Traditional Spanish majors are allowed to take a maximum of two of the courses specifically designed for the Interpreting Certificate or minor in Translation; these courses are: SPN 334, 335, 340, 341, and 350. Required Auxiliary Courses: none Additional Information Some required courses for the major will be completed abroad. An immersion experience (SPN 310) is required for a Major. Some required courses for the major can be completed abroad if the student... [-]

BA Arabic and ...

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

At SOAS the study of Arabic can be combined with an unparalleled range of disciplines and languages. Combined-honours degrees in Arabic are intended to give students a solid grounding in Modern Standard and classical Arabic, as well as conversational ability in Egyptian colloquial Arabic, in combination with a second subject. Intensive study of a wide range of Arabic language and literature is a compulsory feature of combined-honours degrees in Arabic. Students are usually required to spend the third year of study at a university in the Middle East or on an equivalent programme elsewhere. [+]

BA Arabic and ... Duration: 4 years 2016 Entry Requirements A Levels: AAB - ABB A Level language preferred IB:35 (6/6/5) BTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects Minimum Entry Requirements: Languages at SOAS are taught ab initio, and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required. Subjects Preferred: A good pass in a foreign language at A-level, or equivalent, is preferred Interview Policy: Candidates with "non-standard" qualifications may be invited for interview At SOAS the study of Arabic can be combined with an unparalleled range of disciplines and languages. Combined-honours degrees in Arabic are intended to give students a solid grounding in Modern Standard and classical Arabic, as well as conversational ability in Egyptian colloquial Arabic, in combination with a second subject. Intensive study of a wide range of Arabic language and literature is a compulsory feature of combined-honours degrees in Arabic. Students are usually required to spend the third year of study at a university in the Middle East or on an equivalent programme elsewhere. Arabic and a discipline: Arabic can be combined with Development Studies, Economics, Geography (with King's College... [-]

BA Honours in French and Spanish

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

We offer French and Spanish on this classic Modern Languages degree. The course enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in these languages in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between these languages and English. [+]

BAs in Languages. We offer French and Spanish on this classic Modern Languages degree. The course enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in these languages in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between these languages and English. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire qualities and skills in areas such as interpersonal communication and organisational skills, flexibility and tolerance, analysis and argument, autonomy and team working, and team management. You must have studied at least one of your chosen languages to A Level standard or equivalent. We accept students at three different entry points for these awards – beginner, intermediate and proficient. Course content In both your languages you will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign language skills in all areas. You can also study an elective module from across the University in each year. Teaching and learning takes place through a combination of formal lectures, seminars and practical workshops; guided self-study and preparation; and exposure to professionally relevant simulations and real-work environments. Much of your learning will take place during independent study, individually and in groups, in the well-resourced and recently refurbished library, at home and via the online learning provision. Assessment methods include in-class coursework, essays and projects, presentations, and oral and unseen written exams. Subjects of... [-]

B.A. (HONS.) in English

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. [+]

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. Major in Linguistics and TESOL aims at developing students’ expertise and skills in the area of Applied Linguistics so that they may be build their careers as language teachers, teacher-trainers, translators, administrators, or in some other fields where knowledge of linguistic issues is important. Major in Literature acquaints students with British, American, and South Asian English literature (including the translated literature from prominent literary works in other languages) as well as their cultural and historical contexts. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum GPA of 2.50 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent separately (including additional subject). Minimum GPA of 2.5 in O-Levels in five subjects and A Levels in two subjects according to Canadian University of Bangladesh scale (A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2). Subjects with E Grade will not be considered. Candidates who have completed higher secondary education (12 years of schooling) under a system different from SSC & HSC or O & A Levels will have to get approval of the Admission Committee of the University. Candidates who have finished school abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their institute/Foreign Ministry & Equivalence Certificate from Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka. Candidates with less than 60% marks in English, at his/her admission test will be required to complete English Fundamental course at... [-]

BA in Romance Language Studies, Specialized in Romanian

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The main goal of the program is to ensure a good knowledge of the Romanian language and literature. BA level provides a thorough training in order to be able to apply forward at Master level. [+]

BAs in Languages. The main goal of the program is to ensure a good knowledge of the Romanian language and literature. BA level provides a thorough training in order to be able to apply forward at Master level. The program also emphasis the practical training so that those who graduate it will have the chance to engage in the competitive sphere/ labor market (translator, editor, publisher, etc.) Strength of program The Department of Romanian philology was founded in 1863. It was the first chair of the Romanian language and literature in Europe. The Department has several contracts with universities (University of Bucharest, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, University of Oradea) and academic institutions (George Bariţiu Academic Institute of History) from Romania. Diplomas from our department, based on European regulations and the Romanian-Hungarian bilateral agreements are recognized in Romania and also in Europe. Career opportunities Those who graduate from our department can go on to master program, or can find a job. Here are some examples where those who have graduated with us, are working: publishing, journalism, school education, ministry of foreign affairs, cultural relations, self-government, state government, tourism etc. Job examples Publishing, journalism, school education, ministry of foreign affairs, cultural relations, self-government, state government, tourism etc. Admission requirements - Language requirement Romanian: DELF B1 [-]