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 In English For Secondary Education - Initial Teacher Licensure

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education degree program is designed to provide future middle and high school educators with the knowledge and hands-on training needed to be successful English teachers in tomorrow's diverse and rapidly changing classrooms. [+]

BAs in Languages. Initial Program – Leads To Initial Teacher Licensure Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Overview Prepare to Become a Licensed English Teacher in Secondary Education Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education degree program is designed to provide future middle and high school educators with the knowledge and hands-on training needed to be successful English teachers in tomorrow's diverse and rapidly changing classrooms. This Bachelor of Arts in English degree program is available from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in conjunction with the College of Education. When you graduate from this Bachelor of Arts in secondary education degree program, you will meet requirements for the secondary education certificate in English. You will also qualify for middle school and high school grade endorsements, which allow you to teach in grades 5-12. Programs leading to teacher certification may require practicum hours, state exams, student teaching and an institutional recommendation from GCU. Degree Outcomes Explore Research-Based Teaching Theories As a teacher candidate at GCU, you can acquire a deep breadth of content knowledge as well as research-based theories and practices prior to teaching in a classroom. This Bachelor of Arts in secondary education program prepares graduates to use the skills of the English educator, such as research, critical thinking and effective communication in your future educational settings. You then apply these skills in secondary education classrooms through required practicum and student-teacher experiences. You will be required to complete two different real-world... [-]

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 [+]

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: • an advanced level... [-]

BA (Hons) International Business (with German)

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 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. [+]

BAs in Languages. 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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

John Cabot University
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The program emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but courses in the theory of the various literary genres are also required. [+]

The organized study of literature written in the English language has long proved its worth as a traditional discipline that exercises the imagination, encourages intellectual precision, and inculcates a critical appreciation of humane, liberal values. Students trained in this discipline have generally found that it has provided an appropriate background for careers in a variety of fields beyond the discipline including law, government, diplomacy, journalism, publishing, education, and, by no means least, business. The program emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, but courses in the theory of the various literary genres are also required. In all courses, students must not only read texts with great care, but also criticize them and present the results of their own research in well-written essays. The training in the skills of research and writing culminates in the thesis that a student must present in his/her senior year. There are clear advantages in pursuing an English major at an institution that belongs, like John Cabot University, to the English-speaking academic tradition, and this may be especially true for students whose first language is not English. There is also particular value, however, in studying English literature at an international university, which John Cabot is as well. In this international atmosphere the content of each English course inevitably becomes somewhat internationalized, as it is related to the Italian context and to the other national backgrounds of the various students. Courses in Comparative... [-]

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... [+]

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. 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. [+]

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 accordance with the... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English

Stamford International University
Campus Full time June 2018 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 English Language and Applied Linguistics

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Ningbo

Language shapes our world and communicates knowledge. Communication through language and talk is universal across all cultures and has allowed humans to develop thought and share information. [+]

Language shapes our world and communicates knowledge. Communication through language and talk is universal across all cultures and has allowed humans to develop thought and share information. Linguistics is the science of language. Studying it helps us unlock how language works and understand how we communicate with each other. One of the first British-style English language courses in China, this degree will: equip you with advanced critical insights into communication in English give you a thorough understanding of Western linguistic theory and applied linguistic analysis ensure you develop a sophisticated understanding of how language is used in context and influenced by purpose, setting and audience develop your communicative ability in English, both oral and written, at the highest level for international interactions, whether academic or professional. This course is suited to students who enjoy working in different disciplines, are open to learning new things, and have an interest in the analysis and uses of language. Course structure For domestic Mainland Chinese students the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at The University of Nottingham's UK campus. For international students the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year programme with the possibility of spending two years at The University of Nottingham's UK campus. Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change. Year one (preliminary year) This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate... [-]

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. [+]

BAs in Languages. 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... [-]

BA South Asian Studies Bengali Pathway

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

The Bengali pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Bengali, and a good knowledge of its cultural context. It caters to students with varying degrees of knowledge of Bengali and allows students to enter the degree with no knowledge of Bengali at all, with GCSE-level knowledge, or with A-level knowledge. By the end of the degree, however, all students will have had a similar training. Although at beginners’ level we assume no previous knowledge of Bengali or its script, we do prefer candidates to have some record of successful language learning, for example an A-level qualification in a European language. [+]

BA South Asian Studies Bengali Pathway 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 Mode of Attendance: Full-time This page describes and outlines the Bengali Language Pathway through the BA South Asian Studies (4 years) and BA South Asian Studies and... (4 years) degrees. Bengali is not only the official language of Bangladesh, but is also one of India's major languages, spoken chiefly in the state of Bengal, as well as being a significant minority language in the UK. The Bengali pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Bengali, and a good knowledge of its cultural context. It caters to students with varying degrees of knowledge of Bengali and allows students to enter the degree with no knowledge of Bengali at all, with GCSE-level knowledge, or with A-level knowledge. By the end of the degree, however, all students will have had a similar training. Although at beginners’ level we assume no previous knowledge of Bengali or its script,... [-]

BA Honours in Arabic and Linguistics

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Arabic in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Arabic language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. [+]

BAs in Languages. At Westminster we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context, and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills. This course will enable you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Arabic in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). You will study Arabic language, culture and linguistics in an integrated and interdisciplinary way, exploring the connections between them and the broader historical and cross-cultural contexts that frame their study. You will be able to function in different cultural situations and acquire the generic qualities and skills of a humanities graduate. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. Our Arabic courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to read the Arabic script, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years' part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point. Course content You will study an integrated curriculum with a focus on applied language skills and cultural studies, supported by a rigorous development of your foreign languages skills in all areas. You will develop a high level of competence in oral and written communication in Arabic, proficiency in language transfer skills, a thorough knowledge of Arabic culture, and the ability to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations. The Linguistics... [-]

BA Honours in International Business with Arabic

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions. [+]

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions. On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both fluency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students. Course content This course places the study of business within the global business environment. The focus on developing your Arabic language skills will enable you to thrive in the challenging world of global business. Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Arabic is spoken. The language you study determines the country and universities that are available to you in the Middle East. The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning. Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams. Subjects of study The following subjects are indicative of what you will study... [-]

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... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in French Studies

Franklin University Switzerland
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Switzerland Sorengo

French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. [+]

Think internationally and across cultures French Studies is conceived and designed to support and strengthen students’ abilities to think, read, and write in French and about French literature, culture, and the Francophone world. Students will begin the French Studies major according to prior experience and continue through advanced courses devoted to French literature, culture, and contemporary society. As part of their program of study, students may spend one semester at a French-speaking university after finishing FRE 300, or complete a series of French courses in related disciplines; students will complete a capstone seminar in French Studies. Students who do not study in a French-speaking university will be encouraged to complete at least one travel course to France or the French-speaking world. French Studies Requirements Required courses (or equivalent proficiency) (18 Credits) FRE 100 Introductory French, Part I FRE 101 Introductory French, Part II FRE 200 Intermediate French, Part I FRE 201 Intermediate French, Part II FRE 300 Advanced French, Part I FRE 301 Advanced French, Part II Major Electives (12 Credits) Four of the following: FRE 302 Advanced French Conversation FRE 303 French Translation FRE 310 Paris and the 19th Century FRE 312 Travel Writing: France and French-speaking Switzerland FRE 320 Writing the Self: French Autobiography and Autofiction FRE 324 Exile, Margins and Identity in Francophone Literature of North-African Origins FRE 325 Representation of the Shoah in French Literature and Cinema FRE 350 French Civilization FRE 370 Topics in French Literature FRE 374 Introduction to French Cinema FRE 376 French... [-]

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... [-]