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.

 

Our database includes a wide variety of options for individuals seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Languages. Take a few moments to search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA English and Finance

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2018 China Suzhou

This interdisciplinary degree programme combines the study of English language and finance, so that graduates have an excellent command of English and a critical awareness of the use of language in a financial context. [+]

BAs in Languages. Overview The interdisciplinary BA English and Finance programme combines English language and finance with the aim of producing graduates who have an excellent command of English and a critical awareness of the use of language in a financial context. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Unique selling points of the programme Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA English and Finance programme, you will: • be able to communicate professionally in English, using the language confidently to analyse financial issues • have the ability to apply a range of accounting and quantitative techniques • have a good working knowledge of financial economics and financial markets. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. Modules: Year Two Compulsory modules: • English Language and study skills III for business • Introduction to linguistics • Introduction to statistics • Introduction to financial accounting and accountability • Foundations of finance • Economic principles for business and markets. Optional... [-]

BA (Hons) International Business (with German)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

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 German) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), this dual award course provides you with an exciting three year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your German language skills by studying abroad and spending time on an internship. [+]

BA (Hons) International Business (with German) 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 German) as a specialist dual award course. Accredited by both Nottingham Business School and EBS Universitat für Wirtschaft und Recht (just outside Frankfurt), this dual award course provides you with an exciting three year course helping you understand European and global business environments and the opportunity to develop your German 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. This course 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 German) from NTU, and a Bachelor in General Management - International Business Studies from our partner institution EBS Universität für Wirtschaft. The course can be studied over three years full-time where you will spend 18 months at Nottingham Business School and 18 months at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft (including a three month placement in Germany or with a German-speaking company). How you’re taught On average you will receive minimum 12 - 15 hours of teaching per week from... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Languages. 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... [-]

BA in English

Memorial University, Grenfell Campus
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Canada Corner Brook

The English program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University allows you to work toward a bachelor of arts with a major in English and a minor in another subject area. [+]

The English program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University allows you to work toward a bachelor of arts with a major in English and a minor in another subject area. 

We offer education in English literature and creative writing within the framework of a liberal arts degree program.

Grenfell's English program includes key courses that give you a strong understanding of the essential aspects of English literature. The courses also focus on specific areas of English studies, including:

Canadian literature Dramatic literature Modern literature Creative writing Why study English at Grenfell?

If you love to read and write, the English program at Grenfell will expand your creativity, imagination, and critical thinking. There is a particular focus on creative writing and our instructors expose you to different worldviews through literature, allowing you to analyze culture, world events, and your own daily encounters in a new way.... [-]


BA in Language Studies (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years August 2018 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... [+]

BAs in Languages. 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... [-]

B.A. (HONS.) in English

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2018 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 Honours in French and Spanish

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 8 years September 2018 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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language

Claflin University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Orangeburg

Spanish Majors and Minors are leaders in a vibrant community of language experts across the Latin American world. Students who major and minor in Spanish will have exciting careers as thought-leaders, translators, speakers, teachers, writers, and advocates. [+]

Spanish Majors and Minors are leaders in a vibrant community of language experts across the Latin American world. The Department of Humanities offers courses in over seven different languages, including Spanish. Through an array of multiple language experiences, students are emerged in a global cultural, historical, and contemporary studies of countries around the world. The Foreign Languages program in the Department of Humanities offers one major in Spanish. Students who major and minor in Spanish will have exciting careers as thought-leaders, translators, speakers, teachers, writers, and advocates. Curriculum The Spanish Language curriculum is among the best in the nation. Instructors, who are experts in the field, holding doctorates from leading universities from around the world, work to develop a curriculum that is student friendly, yet rigorous and exciting. The curriculum for Spanish majors and minors is comparable to national standards and prepares students for a wide range of careers and service in the field. Student Opportunities and Experience Students will be able to engage in travel opportunities, internships, and experiential learning. The Spanish Language program works in partnership with the International Studies Program that provides study abroad and learning opportunities for language students as well. Careers and Outcomes Careers in this field include professional translators, teachers, scholarship, and community service. Admissions Requirements Some orientation to the Spanish language is encouraged. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2018 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. [+]

BAs in Languages. 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... [-]

BA in Spanish

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2018 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. [+]

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 decides to study... [-]

BA Creative Writing & English

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Lampeter Swansea + 2 more

A Joint Honours programme in Creative Writing and English offers students the opportunity to study an interdisciplinary course that marries two of our most popular and closely-related humanities subjects. Students will be able to shape their own degree path by choosing from a large range of topics covering both subject areas. [+]

BAs in Languages. A Joint Honours programme in Creative Writing and English offers students the opportunity to study an interdisciplinary course that marries two of our most popular and closely-related humanities subjects. Students will be able to shape their own degree path by choosing from a large range of topics covering both subject areas. Course Overview English is a dynamic and diverse subject in TSD. Students may choose from a range of focused areas including Anglo Saxon Heroic literature to Victorian narrative poetry; the bloody revenge dramas of the Renaissance to contemporary bestsellers, from the realist novels of the 19th century to contemporary poetry, postmodern novels and the latest developments on the World Wide Web. This programme combines a commitment to the large historical picture of English with a responsiveness to new directions in critical and cultural theory. The Creative Writing part of the programme will nurture your creative talent across a range of different forms - including short stories, screenplays, poetry, drama and novels - and will give you the opportunity to pursue your interests in a number of genres such as Gothic, thriller/crime, satiric and romantic. Alongside the form and genre options, you will take modules in research and archiving. Following on from this you will create a major piece of work which may lead to publication. Throughout your three years, you will have regular contact with, and support from, a range of different writers, supported by other internationally renowned poets, playwrights, scriptwriters and novelists. Weekly workshop sessions... [-]

BA in Languages and Intercultural Communication

Ventspils University College
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Latvia Ventspils

Prepare the intercultural communication specialists with foreign language skills for the work in EU institutions and other international organizations; [+]

AIM OF THE STUDY ROGRAMME to prepare qualified specialists of intercultural communication for institutions of Latvia and abroad; to ensure studies that comply with the economical, cultural and social needs; to provide academic studies that are based on theoretical grounds, that comply with the standards of academic education and are practically applicable. TASKS OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME to provide the students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and also the set of practical abilities and skills for provision of intercultural communication services of professionally high level in branches necessary for national economy; to increase the competitiveness of graduates in the changeable socioeconomic conditions and the international labour market; to implement in-depth acquisition of knowledge that provides the opportunity to independently develop research methodology and to carry out application of research methodology in new branches and that alsoallows to continue studies for achievement of higher qualification level; to ensure the compliance of study quality with the level of Europe and other developed countries thus improving the methodological, scientific and materially technical funding of learning process, and promoting cooperation with other universities of Latvia and abroad; to timely change the content and teaching methods of the programme thus reacting to the changes in the international labour market and also correctly foreseeing changes in future; to establish close connection between the study process and the existing practice of multicultural companies. MAIN COURSES Contrasting Languages in Cultural Aspects, Rhetoric and Language of Diplomacy, Aspects of Intercultural Communication, Culture Studies, Interpersonal Psychology, Introduction into Theories of... [-]

Bachelor in English

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Raleigh

Our English majors develop skills for life as they explore the power of the written word. [+]

BAs in Languages. English majors at William Peace University develop skills for life as they explore the power of the written word. Using the backdrop of literature, students embrace their creativity and learn to develop arguments, analyze language, literature, cultural studies, and writing. Through our innovative curriculum focused on real outcomes, students link their passion for the arts to in-demand skills. Our experienced faculty teaches students to become effective writers, communicators and critical thinkers by dissecting text, interpreting language and expressing ideas. English graduates have gone onto positions in academia, marketing, journalism, graduate school, business and more. Starting in 2011, WPU began offering a four-year college writing program unlike any other in the state. Students are required to take a writing course for all four years of college with each year focusing on a different form of writing. Through this program, students will learn to write grants, technical documents, resumes, cover letters and other valuable applications. WPU English majors graduate with more than just an understanding and appreciation of great literature but also with skills graduate programs and employers value. Courses Bachelor of Arts in English Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours English Core Courses 33 credit hours General Electives 38 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in English 120 credit hours Careers English majors use analytical approaches to examine language, literature, cultural studies and writing. Critical thinking and analytical skills are developed as one focuses on the comprehension and interpretation of language and expressing one's ideas, both... [-]

BA Business Administration and Languages

Estonian Business School (EBS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Estonia Tallinn

People with good foreign language skills are valued in all international organizations. Languages and Business Administration programme is an excellent combination of language studies and business. The Programme is meant for people who would like to gain practical skills of foreign languages – it is possible to study 3 foreign languages at a time– and also have basic knowledge of economics and business administration. [+]

People with good foreign language skills are valued in all international organizations. Languages and Business Administration programme is an excellent combination of language studies and business. The Programme is meant for people who would like to gain practical skills of foreign languages – it is possible to study 3 foreign languages at a time– and also have basic knowledge of economics and business administration.

Business Administration and Languages is a three-year programme. The curriculum consists of two blocks – languages and business administration. The former provide students with a professional knowledge of English, a good command of German and a third foreign language. Business administration courses provide a background in economics, management, entrepreneurship, business law and information technology.... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Communication

Payap University International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2018 Thailand Chiang Mai

In this new era of globalization, the effects of information technology have spread to all parts of the world, with English emerging as the predominant language of international business and communication. The development of the Greater Mekhong Sub-region as an increasingly cohesive trade region has brought with it a rising demand for highly qualified, multilingual professionals. Fluency in English offers more than individual access to international news, information, and knowledge. It has also become a vital strategic tool for the economic, political, and social development of any nation, and the young men and women who are comfortable in this language are increasingly in demand. [+]

BAs in Languages. English Communication (EC) Bachelor of Arts (BA) Payap University: International College: Undergraduate Degree Department Website: ec.payap.ac.th Department Newsletter: The EC Express Language: English Duration: 4 Year Study Program Location: Payap University, International College, Mae Khao campus, Chiang Mai, Thailand | Campus map | Academic Year: August – July Academic Calendar Faculty: International Instructors – American, British & Thai Visa: Non-Thai citizens full-time student visa (for duration of study) Course Summary: In this new era of globalization, the effects of information technology have spread to all parts of the world, with English emerging as the predominant language of international business and communication. The development of the Greater Mekhong Sub-region as an increasingly cohesive trade region has brought with it a rising demand for highly qualified, multilingual professionals. Fluency in English offers more than individual access to international news, information, and knowledge. It has also become a vital strategic tool for the economic, political, and social development of any nation, and the young men and women who are comfortable in this language are increasingly in demand. Admissions Requirements: Diploma from high school (grade 12, M6, or the result of an approved equivalency examination) GPA of at least 2.00 If English is not a student’s first language, then that student must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English (TOEFL 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, 70 internet-based, or IELTS 5.0). (Note: Students exempt from English testing requirements are passport holders of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.) Students... [-]